How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

The Main Event
Post Reply
User avatar
Kittaan
Rent Freznor
Posts: 4848
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:56 am
Location: , Location, Location!

How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Kittaan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:03 pm

The 10,000 Days CD packaging and design was an incredible effort from beginning to end. Well deserving of the awards and accolades. I have no doubt we've all spent hours checking it out and I still love the reaction when I show it to people who haven't yet seen it.

Image
Image
Image
Image


References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10,000_Days
http://www.ray3dzone.com/Tool.html
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/81246007/


What comes next? How are they going to top this, or will they even try? Will it be a digital only release or an even more elaborate package?

Thoughts, predictions, desires, etc.

Have at it.
Ki77aan :twisted:

User avatar
Ravenpig
Peen Taster
Posts: 5111
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Ravenpig » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:05 pm

Well it definitely won't be digital only, pretty sure we can all agree on that.

I have no clue what they'll go for next but I'm sure it'll be cool.
Hey! Denty!

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:03 pm

Fold out vagina?
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:04 pm

put a big rolling paper in the middle of the album sleeve...ya...
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
Ravenpig
Peen Taster
Posts: 5111
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Ravenpig » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:35 pm

Oh one thing I do hope for is no more Alex Grey. Dig his stuff but it's time for a change.
Hey! Denty!

User avatar
markuspoop
Oddfellow
Posts: 1022
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:59 pm
Contact:

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by markuspoop » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:38 pm

ilikecheese wrote:Fold out vagina?
Maybe each album with come with its own personal Fleshlight.
I like to poop naked.

User avatar
'][' [[]] [[]] ][,
RIP
Posts: 337
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:49 pm
Location: All of them.

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by '][' [[]] [[]] ][, » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:59 pm

The disk itself will be manufactured in a whole new format which sounds better than vinyl, will be smaller than a CD and is indestructible. It will also be impossible to uploaded to the internet. When you open the box a 3 dimensional holographic band will sync with the music when you hit play and perform the entire album. It will contain an indecipherable and unsolvable puzzle.

User avatar
BlindnCynical
formery Umadbrah?
Posts: 335
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:29 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by BlindnCynical » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:02 pm

It will include a large box of orange tic tac's

User avatar
Kittaan
Rent Freznor
Posts: 4848
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:56 am
Location: , Location, Location!

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Kittaan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:51 pm

This is going better than I anticipated....

Image
Ki77aan :twisted:

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:06 pm

It will be made of 100% recyclable/recycled materials and be completely clear, without any writing or pictures of any kind.
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:07 pm

It will feature the bands faces in KISS makeup
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm

It will have the band standing in the crosswalk of Abbey Road smoking a joint.
Or them at the crosswalk but doing exactly what they're doing on Maynard's pool patio.
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:13 pm

The new TOOL album will titled 10,000 Days II: Winging It.
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
Calfium Jay
Duck Sucker
Posts: 2670
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:31 pm
Height: 189cm
Location: Between the buttons!!!

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Calfium Jay » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:20 pm

I'm sure whatever comes next will be exciting to say the least....but can you really be bothered waiting another three years to find out?
Last edited by Calfium Jay on Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
People like me just want to watch the world burn.

User avatar
hellboy
Site Admin
Posts: 11538
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:01 pm
Height: 182cm
Contact:

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:24 pm

Calfium Jay wrote:I'm sure whatever comes next will be exciting to say the least....but can you really bother waiting another three years to find out?
Yeah, I think I can hold off killing myself for another three years.

User avatar
not tyson
Grammy Winner
Posts: 5413
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:17 am
Height: 186cm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by not tyson » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 pm

They'll finish recording the album then take 5 years designing the packaging.

User avatar
Calfium Jay
Duck Sucker
Posts: 2670
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:31 pm
Height: 189cm
Location: Between the buttons!!!

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Calfium Jay » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:59 pm

It took James Cameron 10 years to realize Avatar into being.

I think there's something in that for everyone here on this forum.
People like me just want to watch the world burn.

User avatar
markuspoop
Oddfellow
Posts: 1022
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:59 pm
Contact:

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by markuspoop » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:22 pm

Avatar sucks my freshly manscaped balls so much.

The new album will come with a Little Orphan Annie Decoder Pin that you'll be able to use decode messages when the band puts them out every week via the radio.
I like to poop naked.

User avatar
budsyralli
Fornicraster
Posts: 590
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:31 pm
Height: this tall

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by budsyralli » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:27 pm

roger dean?
go taff!

User avatar
ilikecheese
Hey Jude
Posts: 2429
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ilikecheese » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:37 pm

markuspoop wrote:messages
the first of which will read
Image
The above post is entertainment. It is most likely not directed at any individual unless specified. Any other interpretation, gleaning, or reckoning, of this post without the express, written, consent of Cheese, is strictly prohibited.

User avatar
ClarityUnity
Maynard Believer
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:15 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by ClarityUnity » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:59 am

Personally, I thought the 10,000 days design was annoying, uninspired, and pretty lame.

As much as I love Alex Greys art, I'm hoping they part ways with that whole visual theme this time around.

Capt. Shipwreck
Has been
Posts: 176
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:05 pm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Capt. Shipwreck » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:53 am

I really don't think they will be able to beat the 10,000 days packaging. It was really cool and unprecidented. Because they wont be able to beat it, I think they will have to include more with the cd to intice people to buy it. Probably The Pot DVD. Hopefully something live, but probably not. A golden ticket scam. They know their fans want something, anything live, why wouldn't they give it? Hopefully those ticks and leaches were recorded an see the light of day, they wailed!

User avatar
not tyson
Grammy Winner
Posts: 5413
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:17 am
Height: 186cm

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by not tyson » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:58 am

Am I the only one that thought the 10,000 days packaging was gimmicky?

User avatar
hellboy
Site Admin
Posts: 11538
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:01 pm
Height: 182cm
Contact:

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:11 am

Not Tyson wrote:Am I the only one that thought the 10,000 days packaging was gimmicky?
Everything except for Undertow and Opiate is pretty gimmicky really. But I still like them.

User avatar
Kittaan
Rent Freznor
Posts: 4848
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:56 am
Location: , Location, Location!

Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Kittaan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:26 am

Not Tyson wrote:Am I the only one that thought the 10,000 days packaging was gimmicky?
How are you defining "gimmicky" in this context? Not trying to be a dick, just don't get the point. I guess Hellboy did, so maybe it's just me.

I honestly think it was well done (or I wouldn't have made the post) and unique. They innovated and put out a quality product worthy of the music. I don't find that gimmicky personally.

BTW - I do like Alex's work, but I'm also hoping for a change in direction. Still, I'd rather not have Adam be the sole artistic voice. Collaboration with someone who can bring a fresh perspective.
Ki77aan :twisted:

Post Reply