Frances Castle: Shapwick Record Sleeve Design

After the success of Clay Pipe Music's limited edition Shapwick CD by Jon Brooks, which sold out within a couple of hours, a 12" vinyl version in now available to pre-order. The release features new artwork by Clay Pipe's founder, Frances Castle and is beautifully printed on reverse mat board and limited to 500 hand numbered copies, each with a download code.

Frances Castle is represented by Arena

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SIMPLE MINDS

Ruth Rowland successfully uses her skills on this promotion for the Simple Minds upcoming tour.
She says "This three dimensional bust was created for the Simple Minds' The Greatest Hits Tour this April. I was commissioned to develop the lettering, working with a range of different marker pens, then scanning and fitting the script to a photo of the head. It was built up gradually until the final image was approved. It's surprisingly tricky to keep the lettering looking raw and not overworked - this vernacular lettering is influenced more by Outsider Art and hand drawn ephemeral signage than by traditional calligraphy. The designer sent over images of the scrawled graffiti on Jim Morrison's grave and the Abbey Road sign as the inspiration for the piece - the fumes from the markers probably helped a little too....there are also plans to use it on the related album which has yet to be released." Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd

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Migy Blanco

This retro inspired illustration was created by Migy Blanco for the BBC’s classical music magazine. His great use of lettering  and clever mix of iconography provides a super stylish advert that shows what musical events are happening around the UK. This is just one of the many pieces that Migy has produced for magazines around the world

Migy Blanco is represented by Bright

Patronaat Posters

BoomArtwork has done a great job with these 2 posters for the Dutch venue Patronaat. The illustrations are to promote two 'post-punk-psychedelic-space-rock mini festivals'. BoomArtwork says " I choose to go for a psychedelic school-board chalk treatment to make these posters really stand out when put up on walls around the city. They are going to be printed with a matt varnish to make them really look like a blackboard."

Boomartwork is represented by Illustration Ltd

Dirty North

These punchy drawings for Manchester's 'Dirty North' are by pen and ink master Ben Tallon. Working with the band, Ben has produced  gritty artworks for the single and album inlay. Ben says "'The Blues' is the new single from Dirty North, a three piece from Wythenshawe, Manchester fusing reggae with rap and guitar music...... I met the boys in Wythenshawe, Europe's biggest council estate. We toured the local hangouts where the boys grew up, providing much fuel for the lyrics and musical identity. I photographed everything from graffiti on the underpass to melted wheelie bins, attracting attention from a few bystanders. The results delighted the band and The Blues is out now on Corporate Records." Dirty North are also rumoured to be supporting The Stone Roses at Heaton Park.

Ben Tallon is represented by Illustration

New Talent Stewart Easton joins Artist Partners

Artist Partners are delighted to introduce the work of Stewart Easton who has recently joined the agency. Art commissioners are increasingly becoming aware of his eclectic talents with a mix of embroidery and illustration.
Stewart’s work has been exhibited  all over the country, discount at various exhibitions displaying his large and impressive embroideries –  some 3 meters in length, a combination of  digital print on fabric with hand embroidery.
Stewart’s work has adorned a number of album covers for musicians such as Wizards of Twiddly, James Reid, and Wiqwar and James Yorkston !
He also creates the most splendid black and white line illustrations which are inspired by a good mix of folk art and quirky characters, with shaker influences!
Working on a number of commissions, art buyers are becoming aware of his vibrant and unique talents!
Intrigued ? For more information, please contact Artist Partners

Frances Castle

Frances Castle's lovingly hand-crafted CD covers and limited edition books for her record label Clay Pipe Music, continue to win admirers including none other than Jarvis Cocker. He recently selected her as a future star in a special 20th anniversary edition of Dazed & Confused, where she is interviewed and photographed by Rankin.
We posted more images of other Clay Pipe Music projects by Frances, back in October 2011. Frances Castle is represented by Arena
 

Lux Harmonium 7” Single

This fine drawing created by Hannah Megee is for Lux Harmonium's recent 7" single. The Bones You Break / Camel Bones came out a couple of weeks ago on the Static Caravan label. Hannah says " I decided to use the image of the donkey for two reasons; firstly, it was play on words as both songs have the word 'bones' in the title, so a little reference to the saying 'the straw that broke the donkey's back'. The second reason is that Luke Jones, the talent behind Lux Harmonium, often reminds me of a sad donkey." The image was produced in pencil and then lightly coloured in Photoshop.

Hannah Megee is represented by Illustration Ltd

DrNo Vintage Guitar Effects

Boom Artwork recently created the logo artwork and packaging design for DrNo vintage guitar effects. And a very pleasurable job it was, as he thrives on mixing graphic design, custom lettering and illustration, all of which were required for this commission. Initially BoomArtwork did some rough sketches and then set out six different vintage visual routes, one for each guitar effect. Reflecting the sound and style of the effect within the artwork, he finally placed the sketches in illustrator, traced them and added colour. Custom letters were also created to make every effect unique and special. BoomArtwork says "As I'm a guitar player myself I have to say these vintage guitar effects are truly amazing and really take you back in time. All effects are made with the best components and materials that are available, and every stomp box is 100% handmade by DrNo himself."

Boom Artwork is represented by Illustration Ltd

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