Raw Space: The Updated Album Deck of Cards

COLLABORATING with the world’s leading designers

2018

The Story

The Raw Space Album Deck is an update of Wolfe’s intelligent album deck of cards format, originally conceived for Montagu Square as a type of digital cassette tape. Produced in collaboration with ArtCenter College of Design and its Acting Chair of Graphic Design Sean Adams, each of the Raw Space song cards have been designed by a leading international artist to reflect their interpretation of Wolfe’s music. Listeners can simply tap the song card to their phone to instantly play the track and access its content—liner notes, lyrics, artwork, music VR videos etc—which is being updated all the time, giving the Album Deck the feeling of a “living” or dynamic vinyl

UK release sold out in 3 days

US release will be on May 15th

 
The Raw Space Album Deck at the V&A

The Raw Space Album Deck at the V&A

The Background

Beatie Wolfe has been working with Sean Adams (Chair of ArtCenter) and MOO to develop her Raw Space Album Deck (an update of her 'world's first' concept for her album Montagu Square) with some of the world's most influential designers, which include Erik Spiekermann, Marian Bantjes, Astrid Stavro, Lucienne Roberts (more about them below) who have each designed a song card for her Raw Space Deck

One of the key design visions Beatie had was to incorporate the gold mylar theme from her Raw Space Beam and Space Chamber into the deck of cards, which has never been done before so MOO accepted the challenge of inventing a way to incorporate gold foil onto its NFC cards

 

The Designers

Erik Spiekermann (DEU) the first designer to be elected into the European Design Awards Hall of Fame; Marian Bantjes (CND) an internationally known designer with several works in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York; Astrid Stavro (ESP) a multi award winning designer, then of Atlas now the newest partner at Pentagram; Yuma Naito (JP/US) ArtCenter graduate and now with DesignStudio; Sean Adams (US) Acting Chair of the Graphic Design Program at ArtCenter and multi award-winning designer named one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally; Rafael Savvy (MX) Founder and Creative Director of Savvy Studios, and Lucienne Roberts (UK) graphic designer and co-curator of Design Museum’s 2018 exhibition “Hope to Nope”