‘Rise & Fall of Paramount’ for the Grammy win

World of anArchie designer walks away with her second trophy



On Feb. 8, graphic designer Susan Archie of World of anArchie Design made the home team proud when she walked away from the 57th Grammy Awards ceremony with a second trophy to add to her collection. Archie, along with Dean Blackwood and Jack White of the White Stripes, won in the category of “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package” for their combined art direction on The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) (Third Man Records). Archie’s first win came in 2003 for her contributions to Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton (Revenant).

What’s next for Archie now that the ceremony is over? “Win a third one!” she laughs. “The next box is even more amazing.”

Archie goes on to say: “You see a lot of the ‘fuck you Grammys’ sentiment going around, and I understand that. But I think they try to do the right thing at the bottom end of the Grammys — my end. I did something, and I feel proud of the work,” she adds. “One of the best things about it is that I have so many friends cheering for me. I look at my Facebook and there are all my friends, and I can see how exciting it is for them. It’s just kind of a weird effect, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Read CL’s review of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) (Third Man Records).

And when you’re done reading that, be sure to check out our write up on The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 2 (1928-32) (Revenant).