The Western Star 10″ vinyl collection so far … naked!! I’m sure there’s plenty more to come. Unfortunately you don’t get the full effect of the translucent vinyl while on the floor but I couldn’t think of a better way to show them off!!
Great to get enthusiastic feedback on the work you have done. I just had this passed to me by Alan Wilson of Western Star sent from Darrel Higham who collaborated on the album…
“The artwork is superb and the whole thing looks terrific. I know Alan would’ve been absolutely thrilled with everything you’ve done for him. It’s greatly appreciated.”
I’ve been involved with the production of CD, vinyl and DVD packaging for well over 20 years now, on around 400 separate releases, and in that time had the privilege of working on packaging for many of my favourite bands from growing up as part of the rockabilly scene (Restless, Sharks, Meteors, Caravans, Polecats, Frenzy, Stray Cats, Crazy Cavan, Matchbox, Wild Angels, Shakin’ Stevens, Shakin’ Pyramids, Screaming Lord Sutch) but this one is a real treat for me. The Long Tall Texans have been a fave band of mine since forever and we got to support them a few times with our own band over the years in Norwich, Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent, but I never worked on any of their releases. Their releases regularly featured absolutely awesome illustration work by the fantastic Geo Parkin (“Aces & Eights”, “Saturnalia”, “Singing to the moon”, “In without knockin'”, “Gotta Go”, “Texas Beat”, “Five Beans in the Wheel”) and this is another great. With such great illustration work, my part has been purely doing the boring stuff like typesetting, layout and pre-press but none-the-less, I’m really chuffed to have contributed.
In the world of web design today it seems that companies come and go and businesses get stranded when they’ve entrusted their websites to a designer who vanishes overnight. That’s why I’m so proud of the long term relationships I have with many of my customers. This year I have been working with Nenta Traintours of North Walsham for 30 years producing printed media, designs and, since 2001, their website too, every year without fail. Obviously I am grateful to Nenta for choosing to stick with me. Call me old fashioned but I’d rather invest time in keeping current customers happy so they come back than investing that time in searching for and trying to impress new customers. Word of mouth tends to do the rest 🙂
Logo recently created for “Just Be-you-tiful Nails”.