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The music of Familiar Mystery is pressed onto marbled yellow vinyl and housed in a classic tip-on style jacket. This style of record jacket design comes from the early era of vinyl, before printing directly on cardboard was possible. The printing is done on paper which is then hand-glued to the blank card stock, wrapping and overlapping the edges. This deluxe jacket construction technique is both timeless and incredibly sturdy: the perfect canvas for Familiar Mystery.
Keith Negley’s beautiful artwork begins on the front cover with an intricate collage depicting two figures in the negative space of multiple layers. The blue sky elements are varnished in a spot gloss UV to enhance their shine and give a smooth feel. The two figures continue their movements inside the jacket which reveals a full sized booklet mounted to the inside right panel. A total of 4 gatefold images span the interior of the jacket.