12 Reasons to Die

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Get On Down on a Deluxe Edition of Ghostface Killah’s latest album, 12 Reasons to Die. Produced by Adrian Younge, the album has been described as a movie for your ears and is a must listen as far as we’re concerned.

When we started creating the boxes for the Deluxe Edition, our friend Samps came to the studio and created this process video:


While that video was being made, we had the idea to create the print you see in that video (3-color print on white box) onto some wood panels Jay LaCouture had been doing his personal work on. The wood panels were just a little bit smaller than the white boxes, but we improvised the press for the couple pieces we created. The sentiment was that we all do so much work with each other and we’re so busy getting all these projects done, we never take the time to say thank you. And that’s all it was.

We printed two wood panels that day and surprised the folks at Get on Down with the prints. They looked great and Matt and crew responded to them really well. 10 minutes later, we’re discussing creating a Private Press version of the album that included the wood panels along with a slew of other items. The rest is history. We created 100 wood panels for the Private Press edition and they sold out on Get on Down in about 48 hours or so.


While you’re hanging out watching videos with us, check out this crate digger video the knuckleheads at jtts.com found on the producer of this album, Adrian Younge.

Printing the Original Raw Soul III for Now-Again Records

Back in December, Now-Again Records released their “Original Raw Soul III” (previously only available on CD) as a limited-edition 2LP set. The release features new artwork by Lewis Heriz and AntiDesigns had the task of creating 500 hand pulled screen prints on the front and back of the chipboard jackets. Check out some process photos below!

National Poster Retrospecticus Mailers

We recently printed up some mailers for our friends over at the National Poster Retrospecticus. The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of hand printed event posters from artists, designers, and events around the country. We had the pleasure to print up a handful of shirts for them as well as some Tyvek mailers to match. The mailers were hand screen printed with a water based, acrylic ink and can be seen in the photos below!

Get On Down x Anti Designs USA present: Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)


This summer we had the privilege to work with Boston’s own Get On Down on a project of epic proportions. We were asked to print the outer boxes and record jackets for a Limited Edition 4xLP box of Dinosaur L (Artur Russel). With a print total well into the tens of thousands, this projectwill forever be the face of the summer of 2011. Below are some of the process photos taken throughout life of this project.
dinosaur L Screen Printed Boxes

Prints on the back of the outer box

artur Russel Prints

Record #4 drying on the rack

boston Screen Printed Records

Summer in the city :: caught this while snapping some print run photos

custom Drying Rack 1

Built a custom drying rack for the sleeves for this project

custom Drying Rack 2

Custom rack shot #2

screen Printed Records
print Tally

This madness is the print schedule we kept up over the summer.
Things got hectic that last week of August

screen Printed Jackets

Big News

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We’re excited to announce that AntiDesigns new home will be located at the Distillery in South Boston. We’ll be moving later this month, and we’re offering 25% off all orders on AntiDesigns.com from now until we move so that we can move less stuff around.

Click here to get your 25% off.