My good friend and bandmate Oscar works at Planet Records in Harvard Square. Like many of its record-store contemporaries, Planet does not put out CDs and jewel cases in its shelves. Instead, it keeps the CDs behind the counter and puts out either the liner notes or a placeholder card in their place. Oscar, as part of his job, gets to design the placeholders. And he makes it an art form:
Check out the entire photoset here.
You know, Record Store Day is right around the corner. Why not go out to Planet today and celebrate a little early? You can see all these beautiful cards in person, and if you buy the CD you can probably ask Oscar to keep the card.