This is where we are in the design of the new Wealthy Orphans album titled Throwing Glory. These are woodblock images that are first developed with pencil sketches and then transferred to pieces of cherry wood which are then carved into the surface of the wood. The next step is printing on to paper which is done by rolling ink on to the surface of the carved wood block, carefully laying a trimmed piece of paper down and then burnishing the paper that is laying on the inked block being careful not to allow the paper to shift in the process which would ruin the print. The paper is removed and then allowed to dry. This process of reproducing images is thousands of years old and done in the same way it has always been done.
Taking the time to make an elaborate hand crafted CD package design in an era of free music down loads becomes a potent statement and labor of love. We want to send out something beautiful and valuable out into the world and this is what we are in the process of doing to our best ability.