Mike Cina for Ghostly International

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Kate Simko
Daso & Pawas
Sami Koivikko
Mike Cina designs sleeves and limited edition prints for Ghostly International sub-label, Spectral Sound

Mike Cina, one of the brains behind the prodigious YouWorkForThem design collective/ store/pretty-much-anything-else-you-can-imagine, is the artist of three gorgeous new 12″ sleeves for Spectral Sound.

Cina’s original 12″ sleeves displayed both a neo-classical and an abstract beauty in their immaculately composed, eerily evocative forms, while marking a new era for the Ann Arbor-based label. The three covers represent a new breed of Spectral talent including Kate Simko, Sami Koivikko, and Cologne-based duo Daso & Pawas. All of Cina’s recent work for Ghostly/Spectral was on display at Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV’s home gallery this past month.

The covers are rendered as Giclee prints, which are created using professional 8-color to 12-color ink-jet printers. These impeccable printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets alike.

Each individual print is hand-numbered (in an extremely limited run of 40) and signed in the bottom right-hand corner by Mike Cina. The prints are available online at The Ghostly Store alongside shirt designs by Cina.

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robin says:

October 20, 2008 at 4:14 pm

I’ve been eyeing these for quite a while but just can’t justify the expense right now. At least I have the corresponding music which is excellent as well.


Eric says:

October 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

That last one is so textural I wonder how much is digital and how much is hand done? Mike’s an awesome guy, he came and talked to my class last year and gave me a poster which is currently hanging in my living room.