Turner Duckworth Lands Surprise Grammy Nomination for Metallica Packaging

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Following up on a post we put up from a while back about design firm Turner Duckworth‘s fancy work on special editions of the new Metallica album, it looks like they’ve done themselves good by taking on the project, as it’s been announced that they are up for a Grammy for best packaging (not acid jazz, as you may have first guessed).

Bruce Duckworth, co-founder of Turner Duckworth, says Metallica’s US 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,’ says Duckworth.

We wish the gang all the best. Though in looking through the list of other nominees we have to say that we’re also pulling for those at Eighteenth Street Lounge as well, because they have a fantastic bar in DC and they do consistently fantastic work by constantly employing a range of really great designers for their albums. But, finally, we’d put our money on The Ditty BopsSummer Rains album, because, heck, it’s an incredible piece of printed work and the lead singer also art directed the thing — to make no mention that she and her partner are two of the most swell people around.