Voyages is a grind/thrash metal band based in Duluth, Minnesota. They consistently write space-themed songs. I designed an original logotype and mark that reflected their 70's sci-fi roots. A use of minimalism is consistent through all items to represent the emptiness of space.
I wanted the packaging for Voyages' first EP "Into The Vast Emptiness_" to be unique among metal bands and to incorporate their space concept. I drew influence from schematics, and aimed to create something that felt like some sort of instruction manual for astronauts. Use of grids, a restrictive color palette, and minimalism, helped achieve the look.
The CDs had to be economical, so they were completely hand assembled. The cardboard sleeve was hand screen-printed and wrapped in a digitally-printed label. The CD was also hand screen-printed. The digitally-printed, hand-numbered insert is 4 x 4.5" and unfolds into a 12 x 18" poster. The whole CD is packaged with a black, elastic nylon band.