The event organized by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and now is its 75th year selected The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl box set as their Gold Winner and 2018 Package of the Year. This same entry also won the Alex Steinweiss, “Best in Show” at 2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards that was held at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.
This boxset for The Decemberists’ latest album, I’ll Be Your Girl, truly sings. Inside the rigid slipcase is an intricate popup book that holds vinyl records. A unique structural element, the book has a mechanism that lifts the vinyl and bends the pages into a striking geometric pinwheel shape. For an interactive experience, the design incorporates hidden treasures and surprises like diecuts and popups, all of which were laser-cut and hand-glued.
Photo: The Decemberists