TVD Radar: Making Vinyl’s 2020 Best in
Vinyl Packaging Awards Bestowed Virtually

VIA PRESS RELEASE | The best in vinyl records packaging was celebrated today (2/24) at the Making Vinyl Packaging Awards Virtual Ceremony. The video reply of the ceremony is here.

Now in its 4th year the Making Vinyl Packaging Awards garnered more than 219 entries in 15-categories that were then reviewed by more than 21 judges on both sides of the Atlantic. The ceremony was hosted virtually by renowned packaging legend Craig Braun (the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out) who’s been an actor for the past two decades. The final round judges (Gail Marowitz; The Visual Strategist, Brian Schuman; Concord Music, Scott Pollack; A to Z Media; Sean Mosher-Smith, Echo Designlab, & Bryan Ekus; Making Vinyl) took turns announcing the winners and runners up.

The awards are part of Making Vinyl, the first B2B conference dedicated to the rebirth of the vinyl record industry, and produced by Colonial Manufacturing Cooperative, a buying collective among media manufacturers. More info about the awards is here.

LIST OF WINNERS & RUNNER-UPS, FOLLOWED BY SUBMITTING PARTY

BEST 45-RPM (SINGLE) COVER
It’s Bugsnax! 7″ Single – Kero Kero Bonito –WINNER – iam8bit
Limelight – Touché Amoré – RUNNER-UP – Touché Amoré

BEST BOOK + MEDIA PACKAGE
Conversation Piece – DAVID BOWIE – WINNER – Warner Music
Lament (Deluxe Edition) – Touché Amoré RUNNER-UP – Touché Amoré

BEST JAZZ, CLASSICAL or SPOKEN-WORD VINYL (NON-DELUXE) LP PACKAGE
We’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven – GIL SCOTT -HERON / MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – WINNER – XL Recordings
Untitled Goose Game Vinyl Soundtrack – GOLDING – RUNNER-UP – iam8bit

BEST RECORD ART
Why Me? Why Not. – LIAM GALLAGHER – WINNER – Warner Music
Hollow Knight Piano Collections – David Peacock & Augustine Mayuga Gonzales – RUNNER-UP – Materia Collective LLC

BEST VINYL ALBUM LP COVER (ILLUSTRATION)
Serpentine Prison – MATT BERNINGER – WINNER – Concord
Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) WARREN ZEVON – RUNNER-UP – Rhino Entertainment

BEST VINYL DELUXE SET
Prequelle Exalted – GHOST – WINNER – Concord
Flaming Pie Archive Collection – PAUL MCCARTNEY – RUNNER-UP – Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)

BEST VINYL GATEFOLD
Battletoads: Smash Hits 2xLP – HOUSDEN & WISE – WINNER – iam8bit
Kush & Orange Juice – WIZ KHALIFA – RUNNER-UP – Rostrum Records

BEST VINYL REISSUE PACKAGE
The Legendary Riverside Albums – CHET BAKER – WINNER – Concord
Bachelor No. 2 (or the last remains of the dodo) – AIMEE MANN – RUNNER-UP – The Visual Strategist

RECORD STORE DAY (VINYL)
Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – WINNER – Captured Tracks
Heart of Batman OST – MAKEUP & VANITY SET – RUNNER-UP – Sound Machine Records

SAVE THE EARTH AND HUMANITY (VINYL)
McCartney III (333 Edition) – PAUL MCCARTNEY – WINNER – Third Man Records
Silence Is Not an Option (turn this up) – VARIOUS ARTISTS – RUNNER-UP – ATO Records / A to Z Media

THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE (VINYL)
Spirit World Field Guide – AESOP ROCK – WINNER – Rhymesayers Entertainment & A TO Z MEDIA
Amends (Deluxe Edition) – GREY DAZE – RUNNER-UP – Concord

BEST CD DELUXE SET
GIANTS STADIUM: 1987, 1989, 1991 – GRATEFUL DEAD – WINNER – Rhino Entertainment
The Divine Comedy – THE DIVINE COMEDY -RUNNER UP – Key Production

BEST CASSETTE PACKAGE
Iconic Groove DCC Media Box – LIEBRAND – WINNER – DCC Museum
Juicy Sonic Magic – THE NATIONAL – RUNNER-UP – The Collected Works

BEST VINYL ALBUM LP COVER (PHOTOGRAPH)
KiCk i – ARCA – WINNER – XL Recordings
Metz – Atlas Vending – METZ – RUNNER-UP – Sub Pop Records

THE ALEX STEINWEISS AWARD (BEST IN SHOW)
Flaming Pie Archive Collection – PAUL MCCARTNEY – WINNER – Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)

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