March 6, 2012 2:40 PM | By Kevin Ritchie
Beyond the cover: Creative minds reveal the story behind their Juno-nominated album art

We spoke to the creative minds behind the albums nominated for Recording Package of the Year at the 2012 Junos



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As a designer of one of this year's Juno-nominated recording packages said to MSN, traditional CD booklet design is fast becoming a dying art. However, that doesn't mean album art is on the way out. In fact, the medium continues to evolve thanks to enterprising musicians and their art director friends who've sought to reinvent it in practically-minded, environmentally-sustainable and highly-collectable ways.

Despite music's shift to a largely digital medium, there's still no denying the pull of a lovingly-realized record sleeve. To find out what drives certain musicians to spend weeks agonizing over the album art, we spoke to the creative minds behind the five Canadian albums nominated for Recording Package of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.

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