METALLICA's 'Death Magnetic' Wins 'Best Recording Package' GRAMMY

Turner Duckworth's design for METALLICA's album "Death Magnetic" was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Recording Package" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The nominees in this year's "Best Recording Package" category were as follows:

* METALLICA - "Death Magnetic"
Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors

* HAWK NELSON – "Hawk Nelson...Is My Friend!"
Don Clark, art director

* NO AGE – "Nouns"
No Age & Brian Roettinger, art directors

* THIEVERY CORPORATION – "Radio Retaliation"
Neal Ashby, Matthew Curry & Patrick Donohue, art directors

Amanda Barrett, Abby DeWald, Renee Jablow & Rick Whitmore, art directors

According to Gina Lovett of U.K.'s Design Week, Turner Duckworth, traditionally known for its work with more conventional clients such as Coca-Cola and Mr Kipling, restyled the classic METALLICA logo, creating a signature typographic style and crafting promotional materials including a coffin-shaped special edition and a vinyl box set.

Bruce Duckworth, co-founder of Turner Duckworth, says METALLICA's U.S. record label Warner Brothers entered the album into the category without the consultancy knowing.

"We had no idea we were entered into the awards, so it was a huge surprise when [Warner Bros.] phoned us up to tell us we were nominated. We're not the coolest consultancy to be working on album covers, though it meant our work went through in a pure state," Duckworth tells Design Week.


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