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Zebra Records :: Ricky Schultz “Instrumental”

Brand Strategy, Art Direction, Design & Marketing Promotions
Zebra Records "Cool - Contemporary - Contagious" box - Art direction & Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) with Doug Brown


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Zebra Box_4846Zebra Records “Cool – Contemporary – Contagious” box – Art direction & Design
by Eric Scott (Day For Night) with Doug Brown

Zebra Records’ artistic director Ricky Schultz commissioned a specialized “out of the box” approach to marketing his portfolio of A&R recruitment and jazz consultancy. The result: a tailored approach with customized rubberstamp, 3 inset postcards and Digipak®-style print package for a Portfolio/CV, hand-made in time for the year’s MIDEM conference in Cannes.

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Various Artists “A Song A Day”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Various Artists "A Song A Day" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Various Artists “A Song A Day” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Zebra Records compilation made up of song contributions from Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, Vince Mendoza, Lori Perry, Gino Vanelli, Toots Thielemans, Al Jarreau, Mark Portmann and The Yellowjackets.

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1998 | Zebra Records/Zebra Acoustic ZA 44404)

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Gavin Lurssen “Restless”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Gavin Lurssen "Restless" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Gavin Lurssen “Restless” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1997 | Zebra Records/Zebra Acoustic ZA 44403)

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Music by Charlie Chaplin “Oh! That Cello”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Music by Charlie Chaplin "Oh! That Cello" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Music by Charlie Chaplin “Oh! That Cello” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

The Zebra Acoustic label re-release of music written by Charlie Chaplin, who is long remembered as a golden era film actor, but often overlooked for having composed music for the cello. The recordings were performed by Thomas Beckmann and Johannes Cernola.

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1998 | Zebra Records/Zebra Acoustic ZA 44402)

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Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe “Live In Paris”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe "Live In Paris" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe “Live In Paris” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications


Zebra Records
, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1997 | Zebra Records/Zebra Acoustic ZA 44401)

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Rob Mullins “Dance For The New World”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Rob Mullins "Dance For The New World" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Rob Mullins “Dance For The New World” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

“Rob Mullins’ liner notes inform us that this disc is his attempt to reflect the craziness of the modern world, and he musically captures that vibe without getting self indulgent or inaccessible […] on a disc that incorporates rhythms of the world (samba, Latin, African), Crusaders-influenced soul, and a frenzied hodgepodge sampling tune called “Mullins World” which tries to make sense of the frenzied age of the information superhighway…” [ excerpts from Jonathan Widran’s review on AllMusic.com ]

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1997 | Zebra Records ZD 44006)

 

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David Garfield & Friends “Tribute To Jeff”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
David Garfield "Tribute To Jeff" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

David Garfield “Tribute To Jeff” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Keyboardist David Garfield pays an upbeat tribute to friend and legendary session drummer Jeff Porcaro, joined by an impressive team of studio friends and session players, (in cluding Gregg Bissonette, Michael Boddicker, Larry Carlton, Lenny Castro, Bill Champlin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Nathan East, Peter Erskine, Donald Fagen, Steve Gadd, Don Henley, James Newton Howard, Jim Keltner, Will Lee, Steve Lukather, Gavin Lurssen, Richard Marx, David Paich, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Tom Scott, Neil Stubenhaus, Eddie Van Halen and many, many others.) Although recorded after Porcaro’s untimely death, it pays tribute to his life and legacy.

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1997 | Zebra Records ZD 44005)

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Lee Oskar “So Much In Love”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Lee Oskar "So Much In Love" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Lee Oskar “So Much In Love” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1997 | Zebra Records ZD 44003)

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Zachary Breaux “Uptown Groove”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Zachary Breaux "Uptown Groove" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Zachary Breaux “Uptown Groove” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Influenced by George Benson and Wes Montgomery, Zachary Breaux was a flexible guitarist who could handle soul-jazz, post-bop and hard bop as well as more commercial pop-jazz and NAC music. Though the jazzman only recorded a handful of albums – including 1992’s Groovin’ and 1994’s Laidback, both on NYC, and Uptown Groove on Zebra – he kept busy as a sideman in the 1980s and 1990s and backed such major artists as Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith and Dee Dee Bridgewater. It was in 1984 that he met vibist/singer Roy Ayers, who he played with extensively. Signed to Zebra in 1996, Breaux seemed to have a bright future ahead of him, but tragically, the guitarist was only in his 30s when he died in Miami on February 27, 1997. (Source: Alex Henderson | AllMusic.com)

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.

(© 1996 | Zebra Records ZD 44002)

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Mark Portmann “No Truer Words”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Mark Portmann "No Truer Words" (Zebradisc) - Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Mark Portmann “No Truer Words” (Zebradisc) – Art Direction and Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night) in association with WorldWest Communications

Since this keyboardist left his high profile gig with the Rippingtons in the mid 90s, he’s paid some bills doing parts and arrangements for superstar producer David Foster, and Portmann’s own instincts as studio ringleader make No Truer Words a busy, diverse affair. One gets the sense that Portmann’s truest heart lies in finely orchestrated romantic pieces like “Destinations” and “Canyons,” but he has a blast jacking up the urban swing on the party jam “Slink” and overseeing a handful of solid soul vocals.

Portmann’s finely honed jazz heart beats at the core of even the most heavily produced pop track. And his roots are never far behind either – former Rippmates Tony Morales, Steve Reid and Jeff Kashiwa show up to help their old pal explore his wide ranging but never scattered artistry. (Source: Jonathan Widran| AllMusic.com)

Zebra Records, the brainchild of label owner Ricky Schultz, brought a new label re-launch campaign to the attention of Eric Scott was at the time working full-time as art director. The creative brief included updating the label’s brand and designing a unifying look for all the releases with an emphasis upon fine art imagery, for this and its subsidiary label, Zebra Acoustic.
(© 1996 | Zebra Records ZD 44001)

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1994-1998 : Eric Scott Art Direction Portfolio

Immediately prior to launching a full-time career in 1998 as Creative Director with Day For Night, Eric Scott was Art Director with WorldWest Communications, and worked with recording industry clients Sony Music International and Zebra Records, to produce packaging design for some of their top artists.

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and the tamboe, an instrument played by percussionist Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel… This was to be followed in 1997 by a collection of the Toto’s archival “XX“.

Sony Music International | Artistic Direction & Design by Eric Scott

• Toto “Tambu” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 481202)
• Toto “I Will Remember” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 662382)
• Toto “The Other End Of Time” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 489965)
• Toto “If You Belong To Me” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia)
• Toto “Just Can’t Get To You” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia)
• Toto “The Turning Point” (1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 662722)
• Toto “XX (1977-1997)” (1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 489965)
• Steve Lukather “Luke” (1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 487360)
• Steve Lukather “Broken Machine (Sampler)” (1997 | Sony Music International SAMPCM 4355)
• Steve Lukather “Hate Everything About U” (1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia 664616)

Zebra Records | Zebra Acoustic | Artistic Direction & Design by Eric Scott

• Mark Portmann “No Truer Words” (1996 | ZD 44001)
• Zachary Breaux “Uptown Groove” (1996 | ZD 44002)
• Lee Oskar “So Much In Love” (1997 | ZD 44003)
• David Garfield & Friends “A Tribute to Jeff” (1997 | ZD 44005)
• Rob Mullins “Dance For The New World” (1997 | ZD 44006)
• Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe “Live in Paris” (1997 | ZA 44401)
• Music by Charlie Chaplin “Oh! That Cello” (1998 | ZA 44402)
• Gavin Lurssen “Restless” (1997 | ZA 44403)
• Various Artists “A Song A Day” (1998 | ZA 44404)

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