John Common is a regular fount of cool ideas. He did that whole Kazoo Orchestra thing
a while back, he was a hilarious blogger
for this very blog at one point and now, he's doing this: The Common Box Project
. The idea here is that 65 artists are creating unique art boxes inspired and informed by his upcoming record. Each box starts the same and will contain a copy of said album in a secret place, but from there they will diverge into one-of-a-kind creations that reflect both Common's music and the individual artist's idiosyncratic sensibilities.
The results will be on display starting July 9 at the Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Drive, Unit 101 and will run through July 18, culminating with a listening party. And if you fall in love with one pf the pieces, you can make it your own, along with what should be a great album, of course. You can get all the rest of the details, including some typically entertaining insight from Common himself, at the link above.