Making the DAMN Matchbox: A Process Video

Towards the end of December I rolled out out my top 10 albums of 2017 list on Instagram which reimagined each album as a match book/box. Every day that I shared a new box, someone different would message me asking how I was creating these. The same thing happened last year as I rolled out the stamps for the 2016 list, and I wrote out a few explanations via direct message to help a few people out, but I felt that doing the same this year wouldn’t be quite as helpful. So I decided to make a process video.

Before going into the video, I want to address something really quickly. I try to be as transparent about my processes and influences as I possibly can, and I try to be as open and helpful as I can especially when others have questions. I say this all not to pat myself on the back, but because I believe that you’re walking on thin ice when your success and your profession relies on your ability to conceal your secrets. I do not believe that my own success should come at the expense of failing to help others progress. So if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask. Without further ado, here’s the process video (and be sure to check the description for the Table of Contents):