Arhoolie Gatefold Double LP
Uncle John Patterson

Project Brief

The project was to create a double LP gatefold for an artist showcased by Arhoolie Records in a form that breaks the stereotypical gatefold covers and appeals to a larger audience.


Arhoolie was one of the most important independent labels documenting American regional music, often in it’s original context in the field. Uncle John Patterson was a banjo player from Georgia who lacked the opportunity to gain more fame due to his georgraphic isolation and lack of means to travel farther than the local radio channels. Each gatefold includes an insert explaining the history of Arhoolie and the genre of music of the artist.


Typefaces Used: Grotesque MT Std, HWT Slab Antique

Paper Stock: Mohawk 120lb White Coverstock

Dimensions: 12.5 in x 12.5 in

Production: Printed via 6 color inkjet process

Photography: Library of Congress