Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Monday, 28 April 2008

all smiles

Here's a thing. Outside the block I live in are four disused, crumbling garages. On Saturday I joined forces with some people from another flat and decided to take a look inside a few of them. Some of the doors opened fine. Others needed us to - ahem - knock the padlocks off.

I found an old London Evening Standard in one, dated September 15th, 1971. Here's a story from its 'Overseas News' page that I thought I'd share - about the now-ubiquitous 'smiley face' image:

Thursday, 24 April 2008

orange amps

More record sleeves....

My ears are still whining from the
Boris gig in London last night. Lots of feedback and fuzz guitar, lots of thrashing about, ridiculously over-the-top drumming. It was great fun but - oy - my ears.

Bizarrely, the t-shirts at the merchandise stall were plum awful. I say 'bizarrely', because their record sleeves have a strong sense of design and high-production values: take the cover to their last album,
Pink, for example. Or Akuma No Uta which rips off Nick Drake's Bryter Layter.

Anyway - for this post, here's the inner sleeve to their single Statement, with Wata from the band in front of a load of (every metaller's favourite) 'Orange' amps. The photo's by Miki Matsushima.

Friday, 18 April 2008

bjork album covers




Thursday, 17 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008


Hey look - it's another smoking woman. From a year or two ago, this. It wasn't for anything; I just wanted to try out the colours.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

i concur

Here's i concur's debut single, which I drew the cover for, and my hand - and my photos make it look as though the bloody thing's growing.

Friday, 4 April 2008

three great albums. three great covers.

The Cramps - Big Beat from Badsville
(Cover by Nick Rubenstein & The Cramps)

Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
(Cover by James Rizzi)

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
(Photo by Jean-Paul Goude)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

chris' 40th

Okay, so it's not a 'card' as such...

This was for my friend Chris' 40th birthday celebrations, held last Saturday in Macclesfield.