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Phil Yarnall of SMAY DESIGN creates cover for new Hendrix album, "Valleys of Neptune"

[ Posted: Mar 04, 2010 ]


Jimi Hendrix died almost 40 years ago, but his music and legacy live on. And fortunately, as the Hendrix Estate's go-to Design guy, I got the honor of designing the packaging for "Valleys of Neptune."

The cover is a combination of a beautiful Linda McCartney photo and one of Jimi's watercolor paintings....and a little bit of SMAY for good measure.

The album features 12 studio tracks and more than 60 minutes of previously unreleased, originally recorded music, newly mixed and produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott and Eddie Kramer. All the tracks were recorded within a four-month period back in 1969, shortly after the release of 1968's 'Electric Ladyland.'

I've been designing for the Hendrix Estate for over 10 years now and have worked on everything from CD reissues, bootleg LPs, t-shirts, tour busses and even the memorial at Jimi's gravesite.

The new album is pretty awesome... learn more here: http://www.jimi-hendrix.com

and don't forget to check out the other goodies from www.smaydesign.com!

Phil Yarnall of SMAY DESIGN creates cover for new Hendrix album, "Valleys of Neptune"

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