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2010 Grammy Win for Neil Young Archives Vol. I

In 2010, Gary Burden won the 52nd Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging for the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 Box Set. The titles of creative director, art director and designer are mutually shared amongst Gary Burden, Jenice Heo and Neil Young who collaborated together throughout the design process.

Designing

Monsters of Folk

Something unique to rock and roll bands is the very special and nearly impossible dynamic of several powerful creative artists collaborating and making it work as a group on all of the levels that the situation demands. It is fascinating in the extreme. Well, I never did get to make a cover for the Beatles… Read more

Designing

Neil Young Archives Vol. 1: Design

Neil and I first started talking about an unabridged box set of his life and music in 1989. But, as we started collecting materials we realized that we would have to break his project down into periods. There was just too much — too much music, too much history. And this archive began to take… Read more

Designing

Neil Young Archives Vol. 1: Sustainability

Neil and I are both big supporters of sustainability. We both have children and we often wonder what their world will be like, and what we can do to leave them with a habitable planet. So, keeping Neil’s Archiv es as environmental as possible was an important consideration from the start. From the beginning of… Read more

Collaborating

Neil Young Archives Vol. 1: Collaborating

It may have been 20 years in the making but it was one of the most enjoyable and collaborative projects I’ve ever worked on. Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 hit stores June 2, 2009. I have been working with Neil on album covers since his release of After the Gold Rush in 1970. I… Read more

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