THINGS OUT OF PRINT

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SBC - 025 ::: footpaths - book of photos (book)



::: SBC - 025 FOOTPATHS - BOOK OF PHOTOS is a rare commissioned micro edition for the footpaths project. it is a small format hand bound book of photographs by jon rosenthal. limited to only 6 copies, each book consists of 18 original color photographs. the layout, design, all photo editing, and printing was done by simple box construction. all the components of the book were cut, scored, folded, and assembled by hand. more detail and production images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release on facebook.


::: the pages of the book are double sided and printed on 100% acid free charcoal paper. the endpapers and flyleaves are japanese sumi e ink paper. a simple stitch binding with 'invisible' thread was used to join the pages. the cover is made of custom sized german etching paper, printed and folded over to create a secondary cover inside the book.





::: a short preview video the prototype footpaths book.









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SBC - 022 ::: deadmen - 2 poems by: a death cinematic (book)


::: SBC - 022 DEADMEN - 2 POEMS BY: A DEATH CINEMATIC. after many delays and very long production time this book is finally officially released. it was originally available with the BENEATH THAT GRAND USURPER t shirt preorder. this is a limited edition of 24 handmade books with 28 original images and 2 poems by A DEATH CINEMATIC. what was a simple idea soon became a monumental labor of love. each image and word is hand printed in the front half of a modified moleskine 3"x5" notebook. the pages of the second half are laminated together and inset with a dried flower on powdered graphite. more detail and production images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release on facebook.


::: to make a single copy of this book each cover and page was cut by hand with a die cutter. each cover and title page was hand stamped. the title of the book was die stamped one letter at a time on the cover and title page. the back cover was hand stamped. each word and image was registered and hand printed on every page. to do all this with some consistency several jigs had to be created and tested for these processes. to make the back of the book all the pages had to be aligned and laminated together also by hand. the square opening was then masked off and filled with powdered graphite and polyurethane and then more graphite and more polyurethane. finally a dried flower was selected and carefully inset into the graphite. then each book was inspected sanded and cleaned. all art work, photos, design and layout by simple box construction/ a death cinematic.











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SBC - 019 ::: the night of our sorrow has fallen, we remain without light in our eyes (cd)


::: SBC - 019 THE NIGHT OF OUR SORROW HAS FALLEN, WE REMAIN WITHOUT LIGHT IN OUR EYES is a 3 track ep. limited to a handmade edition of 25. includes DEATH FOR AERONAUT which was played and recorded on a single track in one take as preparation for the first A DEATH CINEMATIC live performance. track 2, THE BLACK CLOUD AND THE HERO'S HEART, is a remnant left over track from THE NEW WORLD/ YOUR FATE TWISTING... sessions and was meant as an impetus for the next full length release but was cut because it no longer fit thematically, so it found its home here. track 3, the title track, is a preview and a featured track that will be included on the next full length album coming soon from SIMPLE BOX CONSTRUCTION. the ep originated as a quick and a thank you for all those who ordered the THINE SAVING GRACE shirts but is quickly grew into something much bigger. the premium quality taiyo yuden cdr was printed in-house and features just forty minutes worth of music. preview the album in its entirety here. all sounds improvised from guitar, amp, and effects pedals.


::: each printed cd comes in a vellum, hand stamped and numbered envelope bound into a handmade booklet. the cover is hand printed chipboard hand bound with a white cloth spine. the inside front and back covers consist of two color photographs printed on acid free paper. the title and credit pages are also printed on acid free paper with a print of a crow drawing on the reverse sides. the center page is two original photographs laminated together. each copy of the ep comes with a unique piece of collage art bound into it. the artworks are made from vellum envelops, original 35mm negatives, graphite and shellac. it is best viewed with a strong light source behind it. all covers were cut and scored by hand and printed at the simple box construction studio. all art work, photos, design and layout by simple box construction/ a death cinematic. more detail images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release on facebook. since the edition for this release is limited to only 25 copies there were no promotional copies designated. get your copy from the simple box construction store.













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TMA - 012 ::: SBC - 016 corrosions of traveled daydreams (cs)


::: the latest simple box construction project, SBC - 016, is custom designed and handmade packaging for the latest a death cinematic full length cassette release on tyco magnetic anomalies, CORROSIONS OF TRAVELED DAYDREAMS, TMA - 012. this limited edition of 60 numbered copies is a first cassette release for a death cinematic and simple box. tycho magnetic anomalies has been gracious enough to allow simple box construction free and total reign in design and fabrication of the packaging for this edition. CORROSIONS sprawls over the 2 sides with 6 tracks and nearly an hour of sonic dissonance.



::: the hand stamped cassette comes housed in a custom made and hand assembled alder wood veneer box. all components for all boxes were hand cut and printed. the cassette floats on scorched veneer and wooden dowels. the lid is made form hand printed veneer and hand scored, folded, and cut american etching paper. each lid houses 5 original quality printed black and white glossy photographs and 5 vellum prints. each photo is hand stamped with the simple box logo on the back. the box and lid slip into a hand made and stamped american etching paper title sleeve. every copy of the cassette comes with 2 dead bird water slide decals. the decals are not stickers! to use please read the instructions on the back of the carrying sleeve. if the decal is applied to a mug or other dish-ware please be advised that it is not dishwasher safe. all artwork, photography, drawing, poem, design and layout work by simple box construction. all printing and hand assembly by simple box construction for tycho magnetic anomalies. more detail images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release. reviews of this release can be found here.

::: sincerest thanks are in order to bob of tycho magnetic anomalies for allowing me to take on this crazy endeavor and for supporting my obsessions. i am very much obliged.






From the tycho magnetic anomalies:
"There is a sense of wonder and despair to the post apocalyptic soundtrack that A Death Cinematic is slowly unleashing on the world, one release at a time, and Corrosions Of Traveled Daydreams just might be the most realized vehicle for that vision (and the album was quite literally born to be on tape). Even without lyrics, Corrosions Of Traveled Daydreams tells multiple stories of peoples and places and things that have left only their ruins behind them. The whole presentation of the album is a work of art that hearkens back to a recently bygone era bringing the tangible aspects of opening and exploring and listening to the record together again."






available in limited hand numbered quantities from tyco magnetic anomalies.




SBC - 018 ::: a death cinematic - thine saving grace (t shirt)

:::SBC - 018 is the second official A DEATH CINEMATIC t shirt, THINE SAVING GRACE is a screened, single color, single sided, white on black cotton t shirt. hand printed at the the simple box construction studio on the floor in true diy fashion. this design is taken from the scratch board drawing i did for the ekca liena/ a death cinematic PRETERNATURAL split that came out on small doses records back in 2011. (a few copies of the split are still available here.) this t shirt run was limited only to the numbered ordered. this t shirt design is now discontinued, forever?



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cooper cult ::: a death cinematic - witness the conflagrations... (vinyl 7")

::: CC007 - cooper cult records presents the a death cinematic WITNESS THE CONFLAGRATIONS OF THESE, THE LAST DAYS 7". released by cooper cult records, out of new zealand, in a very small and limited edition features a single a death cinematic track in two parts with poem. lathe cut on clear vinyl, the 7" comes in a printed white sleeve featuring the artwork and layout by russian artist, anya kuts. you can check out more of her work here. stream this very limited 7" on the a death cinematic bancamp page.





witness the conflagrations
of these, the last days
when fire came from
the sky and the ash
looked like the first snow
of our last winter

in the distant baying
the cries of confusion,
chaos, pandemonium

yet you stood still on a hilltop
at peace, serene, easy
aglow in the fires’ light
saying farewell to this
and that madness

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SBC - 015 ::: your fate twisting, epic in its crushing moments (cd ep)

::: SBC - 015 simple box construction presents the a death cinematic cd ep, YOUR FATE TWISTING, EPIC IN ITS CRUSHING MOMENTS. the premium quality taiyo yuden cdr was printed in-house and features just over a half hour worth of music. this release is limited to only 50 hand numbered copies and comes in a completely hand made gate fold case. preview the ep in its entirety here.


::: the cover consists of an in-house printed, hand cut and folded, card stock gatefold coated in polyurethane. interior panels feature a high quality premium photo paper print of the gallows drawing framed in a shellac coated red gum veneer. the lower panel is a hand punched and printed chipboard cd sleeve. the release comes with a poem which accompanies IN THE TUMBLING DAWN LIGHT, THEIR EYES FALL FROZEN THROUGH THE MIST AND RAIN and was typed on a vintage manual typewriter, it includes typos and other corrected mistakes. not all poem sheets look the same. the sheets are hand made japanese kozo paper. the paper was manufactured from scratch by simple box construction. the second item is a set of 3 water slide decals of the skull and cross bones drawing. printed in-house the set comes in a hand made vellum and shellac coated red gum veneer sleeve. the decals are not stickers! to use please read the instructions on the back of the carrying sleeve. you can see some examples where the decals can be used in the pictures. if the decal is applied to a mug or other dish-ware please be advised that it is not dishwasher safe. more detail images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release. for reviews of this release please go here.











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SBC - 013 ::: prelude to the new world (book)
::: SBC - 013 simple box construction presents a book of photos by a death cinematic titled, PRELUDE TO THE NEW WOLRD. this book is a large format version of the book that will accompany the forthcoming a death cinematic album, THE NEW WORLD. this is a collection of 22 black and white photos comprised to represent the themes of the new album. a small hand numbered and very limited edition of 8, with only 7 available to the public, is an effort to raise funds to put out the new album. in this version and edition each book includes a drawing titled THOU ART THE HOPES SLAIN BY THE HANDS OF OUR ENTERPRISE (pictured below) that is housed in a small handmade and hand printed paper pouch in the back of the book.


::: the book is professionally printed and bound in a soft full color cover and is 7" x 9". each book includes a small drawing and each drawing is of the same subject matter. the drawing measures 6" x 7 1/2" and is drawn on an old painting. each drawing is unique and made with a variety of materials. some detailed production photos can be viewed here.


::: because of the nature of each drawing there are small differences between the 8 drawings. preference will be first come first serve. pictured below are all the drawings with their corresponding edition number. those who order first will have first choice in what drawing they prefer. i will try and keep the availability of each book and drawing updated here but those who order should list preferences in descending order. an email will be sent to each buyer letting them know what number they received.




number 1 - SOLD


number 2 - SOLD


number 3 - SOLD


number 4 - SOLD


number 5 - SOLD


number 6 - SOLD


number 7 - SOLD


number 8 - SOLD

no longer available form simple box construction.


SBC - 009 ::: sons of alpha centauri/ a death cinematic split (cdr)
::: SBC - 009 simple box construction is proud to present the split release between sons of alpha centauri and a death cinematic. officially available january 21st, 2010. after prolonged delays, this truly collaborative effort, is now completed. it offers nearly an hour of post apocalyptic reverie in three tracks. each artist is represented by almost half an hour of music. the cd artwork, pressing, and post card printing was taken care of by the sons of alpha centauri. simple box construction was responsible for the cd cover artwork, design and fabrication. each artist also designed a postcard which were professionally printed and are included with each copy of the release. limited to an edition of 80 with only 30 copies available to the public from each artist. for reviews of this release please go here.


::: the cover is completely hand made and consists of a manipulated chipboard gatefold sleeve and ropey cherry veneer. each cover and veneer was cut by hand, fitted and held together with black charcoal paper. the outside text and outside and inside images were printed in full color by hand. the text inside was typeset and hand stamped on each half of the cover. for more detailed images go to the simple box construction album for this release.


::: sincerest thanks to the sons of alpha centauri and especially nick, without whom this release would not have been possible. they operate on a level of professionalism that is rare. check them out here and on myspace. to sample some of their tracks from this release please go here.










no longer available form simple box construction.


SBC - 005 ::: you have been marked for the apocalypse (book)
::: SBC - 005 the fifth project from simple box construction is a small hand bound book. it contains eight images selected and photographed by a death cinematic. edition of 28 with only 25 available to the public.

::: the cover of the book is made out of a heavy butchers paper with a computer printed image and a hand stamped "X". it measures 8" x 6". the binding is hand stitched. more detail images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release.









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SBC - 004 ::: veins like trenches... dug deepest with dried blood (dvdr)
::: SBC - 004 the fourth project for simple box construction is the cover and packaging for the dvdr single VEINS LIKE TRENCHES... DUG DEEPEST WITH DRIED BLOOD. a collaboration between a death cinematic and obscuritan design. presented by winepress records and simple box construction. it features music by a death cinematic and animation by obscuritan design. limited to only 20 with 4 promotional copies. for reviews of this release please go here.


::: the cover is constructed from german etching paper, cherry veneer and vellum. it is hand cut, folded and hand printed. all cover images are stills from the film and were provided by obscuritan design. more detail images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release.

::: sincerest thanks to nate and becca for their support and willingness to do this project with me.











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SBC - 003 ::: you have been marked for the apocalypse (t shirt)
::: SBC - 003 = t shirt. the third project for simple box construction is a screened, single color, single sided heavy cotton t shirt. hand printed in the attic on the floor. after many trials and errors and much learned and still more to be learned this is the YOU HAVE BEEN MARKED FOR THE APOCALYPSE t shirt. available in limited quantities of each size M - L - XL. this t shirt design is now discontinued, forever.



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SBC - 002 ::: you have been marked for the apocalypse (artcard)
::: simple box construction's second project SBC - 002 is a limited to 15 edition artcard. this artcard is exclusive to the first 15 purchase orders of SBC - 001. it features some art work and all the song titles in prose poem form from the forth coming a death cinematic full length. it is hand printed and painted on 100% acid free museum board and it measures 3 3/8" x 3 5/8". to view larger and more detailed images go to the simple box construction album.




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SBC - 001 ::: a death cinematic/ beyond the black ocean split (cdr)
::: simple box construction is proud to announce the very first official project SBC - 001. it is a great honor to kick off simple box construction with a project for witchhouse records. it is the cover for the a death cinematic/ beyond the black ocean split. simple box construction is responsible of all the design, layout, and manufacturing of this particular project. limited to an edition of 60 with 3 promotional copies. for reviews of this release please go here.


::: the cover is essentially a box hand made from veneer. each box is constructed from 4 sheets of japanese birch veneer. these are laminated by hand to each other over a laminated alder veneer frame. everything is cut to size by hand and all the images and text is then printed, also, by hand. for more detailed images go to the simple box construction album for this release.

::: sincerest thanks are in order to k.e. lunsford of witchhouse records and beyond the black ocean for allowing me to take on this crazy endeavor and for supporting my obsessions. i am very much obliged.





availability unkown.


first simple box construction release ::: epochs shifting out of time (unofficial)
::: the first a death cinematic release is an unofficial full length/ demo titled:epochs shifting out of time. it was also the first unofficial cover design and fabrication for simple box construction. 100 were made, hand printed front card and back cover tray on maple veneer, housed in a jewel case. for reviews of this release please go here.


available only as a free download from pocket change records.