Collector's Edition is organized into four sections: Boxed; Multiples; Hand; and Extras. Each of the featured design examples is accompanied by a brief yet detailed project description, a list of specifications outlying the format, materials, and finishes used, and full credits for the client, record label, publisher, and designer behind the work. Each section also includes interviews with designers such as Stefan Sagmeister and Stanley Donwood to gain their views and insights on why the materiality and tactility of printed packaging are more important than ever.
— Portland Book Review
Targeted toward an audience of design professionals, students and music aficionados, the book highlights the ability of digital and print media to coexist.
— Oklahoma Gazette
Stuart Tolley is an art director and the author of Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics.