incrediblebittersweet:

Longbox for Sonic Youth’s Goo.
Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember the longbox. They were like miniposters for your locker door.

incrediblebittersweet:

Longbox for Sonic Youth’s Goo.

Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember the longbox. They were like miniposters for your locker door.

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museoalexpicha:

13 Longboxes for Compact Discs

01. Martin L Gore - Counterfeit EP
02. Depeche Mode - People Are People
03. Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
04. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
05. Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
06. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
07. Depeche Mode - Violator
08. The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry
09. The Cure - Japanese Whispers
10. Skinny Puppy - Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
11. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
12. Skinny Puppy - VIVI Sect VI
13. Die Krupps - Metalle Maschinen Muzik 

When compact discs first began to appear in the retail stores, the longbox packaging served a transitional purpose, allowing shops to file new compact discs in the same bins originally used for vinyl records. Longboxes were 12” tall, and capable of containing two separate discs when necessary. Most longboxes were full color, with details about the compact disc on the back, and artwork that was frequently taken from the original square album cover art, reworked for the new shape and size. There were generic white longboxes with windows that would display the compact disc cover, as well as clear plastic versions that were an inexpensive substitute for a printed longbox.

Placing the jewelcase within a cardboard enclosure made for a larger and more cumbersome package that would be more difficult to shoplift from retailers.

Longboxes began to fade from popularity as the CDs themselves became more colorful (labels initially printed CDs with a plain black-on-silver appearance). Longboxes were also considered environmentally wasteful and were expensive to produce. In North America, the drive to eliminate longboxes took hold in Canada first.

pillowfights-boxingtuesday:

More of my favorites from my long box collection.

YES. 

pillowfights-boxingtuesday:

More of my favorites from my long box collection.

YES. 

endrdwrk asked: Hi, I'm wondering whether there is much value beyond historical for my longboxes. they're not sealed and don't have the CDs but they are in good shape. Thank you.

Donate them to the Longbox society! We will save them for posterity. But no, as far as we know, there’s no market for them yet. WE WISH. 

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