5X122004 — 2006
A special project commissioned by Puma for an annual dance music festival held in Miami’s South Beach district, 5X12 (five-by-twelve) was a three volume series of vinyl box sets featuring rare recordings curated from a range of independent music labels. Limited to 1,000 pieces each edition, the box sets housed five 12” records within custom designed sleeves and packaging. From 2004 to 2006, 5X12 editions were hand-delivered during each festival week to a select list of influential DJs, covering the spectrum from underground scenes to marquee clubs and headlining stages.All records mastered and cut by Salt Mastering and pressed on 150 gram vinyl by Brooklyn Phono.
CreditsCreative Director: Lee HarrisonProject Director: James FriedmanArt Director, V.1: Trevor JacksonArt Director, V.2 & V.3: Jeff StapleGraphic Design, V.2 & V.3: StapleMusic Director, V. 2: Omid FatemiExecutive Director (Puma): Theo Keetell
Volume 1, 2004Frosted acrylic case construction with top-loading silkscreened sleeves. Music by Roy Ayers (BBE Records), Madvillain (Stones Throw Records), Pete Rock (Rapster Records), Diplo (Money Studies), Matthew Dear (Spectral Sound / Ghostly International), The Juan Maclean (DFA Records), and Black Strobe (Output Recordings).
Volume 2, 2005Hardcover booklet construction with 12" sleeves featuring photography by Joshua Wildman and Jason Nocito. Music by Kaos (K7 Records), The Nova Dream Sequence (FiveSix Recordings), Osborne (Spectral Sound / Ghostly International), Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Sa-Ra Creative Partners (Ubiquity Records), Nickodemus & Osiris (Wonderwheel Recordings), Osunlade (Yoruba Records), and Manzel (Dopebrother Records).
Volume 3, 2006Cardboard case construction with silkscreened gatefold sleeves. Music by D'Stephanie (Chez Music), Ge-ology feat. Mos Def (Mineral Werks Music), Theo Parrish (Signature Sound), Simian Mobile Disco (SMD), The Twilite Tone (ABB Records), Ramellzee (Truth & Soul Records), Greg Wilson (Tirk), and Luke Vibert (Warp Records).