Clay Pipe Music

Frances Castle has set up her own record label, Clay Pipe Music. She makes music as well as collaborating with other musicians and has combined this interest with her passion for design. Each release comes with a beautifully crafted cover and book, designed and hand printed by Frances herself, making every limited edition CD unique and collectable.

We've put together a selection of Frances' illustrations from her forthcoming CD inspired by Tyneham, the deserted 'ghost' village in Dorset that was taken over by the army in World War 2.

Frances Castle is represented by Arena

Tuff City

EMI’s KPM department has been working with Chris Ede on two album covers.

This Hip Hop compilation entitled “Tuff City” is a striking piece, viagra approved very in tune with the genre of music. Chris created the double CD design and artwork.

Chris Ede is represented by Illustration Ltd

Guardian Guide

James Brown recently illustrated this fantastic cover for The Guardian Guide. James also produced an illustration to accompany the article on the prolific blues recording label, buy information pills Chess Records. James’ retro typography transported the reader back to the labels heyday of the 1950’s.

James Brown is represented by New Division

Ruth and James

It's been a musical summer for lettering artist Ruth Rowland.

Hot on the heels of the Lennon job, she has just completed the latest James Blunt album. "Some Kind Of Trouble" plus his latest single, "Stay The Night" sees loose, brush style lettering created to work with the overall design of the packaging which has an old school, scrapbook feel. The layouts were put together traditionally with sellotape and paper and then photographed. The style is also taken through to James Blunt's website.

Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd

John Lennon’s 70th Birthday

More lettering mastery from Ruth Rowland who was thrilled to create the lettering for John Lennon’s "Gimme Some Truth Campaign" to commemorate his 70th birthday.

Overseen by Yoko Ono and EMI Music and using many samples of Lennon’s own writing, healing Ruth developed hand drawn lettering for use across the album to capture some of his light humour. The logo for the campaign was inspired by the small calligraphic self portraits that often accompanied his signature.

Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd

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