the simonsound

The Beam enters The Science Museum

Copies of The Simonsound science fantasy escapism record 'The Beam' will be available to buy at London's Science Museum from the 24th of June as part of The Poundshop.

The Poundshop is an art project with the goal of spreading design to a wider audience and create a platform for designers to sell their items with minimal risk in our pop-up shops. The Poundshop creates a bespoke interior for each shop and curates a unique product range selling wares that are well designed and have a function for the fantastic prices of £1, £5 and £10.

I have to admit to a sense of excitement at having this particular record for sale in a place that is full of science wonder and space adventure. It feels like the perfect home. I'm hoping to attend the launch event which coincides with Science Museum Lates, which this month explores The Next Big Thing.

Best Artwork/Packaging 2013

Very pleased that 'The Beam' limited edition 'Pilot Pack' made it in at No.2 in The 405's best artwork/packaging of 2013. Of course most praise should go to Emily at Stanley James Press for creating such a stunning package. It's also very nice to be featured alongside artists whose work I respect and admire such as Luke Insect and Julian House.

Sadly the Pilot Pack sold out within 24hrs of going on sale, but the standard (its far from standard!) issue on 10" clear vinyl with full colour printed map, is still available here.