[Mostly Album] Design

Jan 17, 2017

[Mostly Album] Design

If you’d like me to apply myself to a project you’re working on just email me so we can discuss what you want, compensation, and timelines. Here are some of the album package designs/concepts I’ve created for some very talented musicians in the past. Only the most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the full post with all the designs. If you want to buy any of these albums directly from the artists just click their link above the image.

Madwort Saxophone Quartet – Live at Hundred Years Gallery

I collaborated on this design with saxophonist/printmaker Cath Roberts. I had done the flowers initially and passed the block off to Cath to add more of an edge with the brambles. Then Cath printed them all up by hand as well, and they look fantastic.


Section 48 – Extended Play

This is a project by Anthony Hindley which had a Mr. Bungle feel as well as a clown theme.


^ cover


^ what you see on the left when you open up the case: Paper doll!

de type inconnu – We Make Ourselves […] By Making Each Other […]

I had made this image/text in a sketchbook in 2013 and then in 2016 PA and Sylvain came upon it when in search of a cover to their album. I’m paraphrasing, but they said something to the effect that the text reflected perfectly what the music is about.


Tiger for a Goju Ryu dojo

A dojo contacted me to make a design for their t-shirts, explaining the significance of the tiger in their tradition.


Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms

As an alternative to the physical CD of their album, I also made a poster (that comes with a download code for the album). I used stippling to create the explorer/spaceman in the image, and used micron 0.3 to 0.8 pens to do it. Take a closer, zoomed in look. It’ll be worth it!

sam pic

Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms

I made 300 of these by hand! Each one linocut print with hand-painted red ‘atmosphere’, and some with hand-painted silver ‘spaceman’


The inserts look pretty good too!

I made the originals using watercolors and ink


And here I’m mentioned in a little Swedish press. It translates to: “Angela Guytons pictures also have an important function in the musical context” “It (Silence Blossoms) is art-music, music which is art”


Here’s another interview in soundofmusic.nu where Hanna mentions the artwork. I don’t speak Swedish so I’ve used google translate–this is what it spit back out at me: It is truly a special disc, it’s like a book with various sound images. Feels great fun. We have worked very closely with the artist Angela Guyton. She started to make our posters when we were on tour for three years ago. She is a member of the group and has really illustrated the music nicely.

ink drawing on paper

printed as 6″x 8″ 400gsm postcards


Johnny Hunter Quartet – Appropriations

ink drawing on paper

I’ve left the template layer on so you can see how it folds over.


Silence Blossoms – Lady White single

ink drawing on paper

printed as 6″x 8″ 400gsm postcards

Lady White single postcard

Amp/Al from Richard Craig

Linocut prints, clay, and ink

album concept and execution

90 handmade

Here’s a mention of it in an interview Richard gave in the Glasgow Herald. In the last paragraph: AMP/AI picks up on that DIY aesthetic. It’s a limited edition of 90, each case hand-decorated with clay and ink by the Manchester-based artist Angela Guyton. The clay, Craig explains, is supposed to fall off in time, reflecting the disc’s shattering final tracks.


Anton Hunter Trio

Linocut print

album art

50 handmade

Anton Hunter Trio

Silence Blossoms – Live In Sweden

House paint, ink and conte on canvas

album wrap-around & tape face

Silence Blossoms cassette tape

Silence Blossoms tape


Ink on paper/photoshop

back and cover wrap-around / inside panel with CD face

Skamel album

This is the back and the cover (its a wrap around image)

Skamel inside

and this is what you see when you open the package

A Greater Horror EP

Acrylic on cellulose acetate

back and cover / inside panels

A Greater Horror Cover and Back

Again, this is the back and the cover.

A Greater Horror Inside panels

And what you see when you open the package.

HAQ – Walking Walking Falling

paint and wood/photograph

cover and insert


This is the cover (above).

HAQ insert

And this is the insert.

HAQ – In Free Fall (web only release)

animation/ink on paper

Reeling by Sean Gregory

posters for a play

tape and acrylic

Reeling poster 1Reeling Poster 2

Atemnt – defines movement as

house paint on canvas

cover and back


The Noise Upstairs – The Best of Noise (vol. 1)

house paint on canvas

cover and back

The Best of Noise (vol 1)


paint and ink/photography


Wolf Scarers – Throat

house paint, plaster, and ink on canvas

Wolf Scarers Throat

Rodrigo Constanzo and P.A. Tremblay – Drum & Bass and the Horse You Rode in On


50 handmade

Drum & Bass and the horse you rode in on

Rodrigo Constanzo, Ray Evanoff, and Ian Harrison – 16 Figures

linoleum cut block print

50 handmade

16 figures

Aaargh! EP (web only release)

linoleum block print (excluding text)


Rodrigo Constanzo – Jew Point Owe

book/album cover


50 handmade

JP0 book/album cover

Rodrigo Constanzo – The Beatles White Album

linoleum block print

50 handmade

The Beatles White Album

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