Numero Group: By The Numbers

Nice Try
January 25, 2011, 11:08 am
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Forrest Plassman sent these in yesterday for consideration in our Pressed At Boddie label contest:

Forrest clearly broke the rules by generating them on computer, but at least he lived up to it. We disqualified him, but thought we’d use them to illustrate our point about the handmade nature of the Boddie pressing plant. Louise Boddie was the editor on the nearly 1000 different records they pressed between 1973-1987, transferring the logos and type setting chicken scratch handwriting into real live record labels. Louise admits she wasn’t perfect, but then again, you didn’t go to Boddie for perfection, you went there for price.

What we’re looking for in a label is that undeniably unique quality that set these homegrown operations apart from the major custom record pressing plants of the 60s and 70s. Cost limited what was possible, and sometimes the hurry was to just get the record into the market and worry about cleaning up the mistakes in the repress. For the record, there were very few represses at Boddie.

We’ve extended our deadline to this Friday to accommodate the handful of you that wrote in about not having a scanner. We expect to see your entries postmarked by January 28th, and will likely make a decision the following week.

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baha, you seriously made an example of this poor guy

Comment by Chloe

Sweet designs, nonetheless. I wonder if the ringwear preset could be built in to the DRM algorithm. That way you could have a visual counterpart to the build up (or break down) that goes on after repeated listenings.

Comment by b3playr

He may have cheated, he probably missed the feel you were going for as well, but I must say I love those designs!!!

Comment by Tony

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