This is not a Stones Throw record, but I thought I'd spread the news: got a sneak peek at the official re-release of MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday, which has been more or less out of print since 2001. A few years back, Jason Jagel did the great painting on DOOM's MM FOOD album, and we came up with the idea of recreating the Doomsday artwork in the same style, since some problem with the original art was apparently holding up a reissue. We brought it to DOOM, who was all for it. It took a few years to get rolling, but DOOM is now working on the definitive track list for the record, and above is the cover art in progress over at Jason's studio. Here's what Juxtapoz had to say:

“Fresh off his first solo shows in Milan and Copenhagen, San Francisco based artist Jason Jagel is riding a high of acclaim. Not only is he featured in our upcoming January 2010 issue, but he sent us over a sneak peak at the painting he made for the new deluxe MF DOOM OPERATION:DOOMSDAY lunch box reissue. ‘I'm working with Jeff Jank at Stones Throw to design it for Traffic Entertainment,’ Jason tells us. ‘We're making trading cards too. Not sure when it's due out, (sometime) in '10.’”

There's a sketch for this in Jason's book Funshine 73.