More record sleeves for independent record labels; related to this catagory, there's also Sleeve Layout and Proofs
Working for Rough Trade (cont)
Serendipity then perhaps played a part: I was asked to design a comprehensive listing of all rough trade distributed labels; I suppose you could call it an ‘inventory’, a chronological compilation of recordings from the past three to four years [78-81]. This finally emerged as a 48 page A4 magazine, simply called The Catalogue, and it essentially kickstarted my career.
Soon enough, I was working above the Rough Trade shop in Talbot Road W11, on a listings magazine called MasterBAG, which I assumed was a logical progression, yet when Richard Cranna and Keith Alcorn were recruited for their journalistic prowess, I was aware that this was a step up from photocopy ‘cut + paste’. With a discrete masthead declaring: The news magazine of the independent wholesalers, MasterBAG was conceived and created for the independent music trade, and was ultimately published with a free Flexi Disc and rumbled on until the final Issue 18; when it then metamorphosed into The Catalogue.