Designing a CD cover isn’t just the pretty bit on the front. It’s the whole package and it’s great to get my “file copy” 😉 when it’s as good as this cool double CD with booklet and free postcards for one of the rockinest bands ever!!
This weeks record cover and packaging has been approved an on it’s way to the pressing plant. Jack Rabbit Slim have been one of the biggest rockabilly bands on the planet for the last 10 or 15 years up until their split fairly recently. This is for a double CD covering the best from their many albums and singles.
Sometime I just kick supplied artwork into shape for the pressing plant, sometimes I work on layout and composition and sometimes, like this time, I get full artwork duties juggling Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign to produce every aspect of the CD packaging.
The world may have come to a grinding halt but Western Star records continues to release records and I continue to produce artwork and packaging. This one has been signed off this week for production. I’ve lost count of the amount of releases I’ve worked on for this band over many, many years. Right from their self-released “Son of Kong” EP back in 2003. That’s 17 years of West Country nonsense which these nutters do so well! This double album brings together stuff from all those years from albums, vinyl releases and compilation appearances of which there have been many!
Another cool project to be involved in. The second album on Western Star by “Little Lesley & the Bloodshots” a supeb American, female-fronted Rockabilly/Country trio for the Western Star label. There should be more girls playing the rockabilly double bass!
A couple of years ago I worked on their vinyl 7″ EP “Doin’ Fine” and last year their great first album “Heartbeat”.
Back in 2016 I produced the artwork for a fine 10″ coloured vinyl rock ‘n’ roll release from West Country nutters; The Bad Detectives. With classy titles such as “There’s A Love Guru In The Village Barn” and “Shepton Prison Blues” I think you know it’s not going to be the usual affair! This 8 track EP has now been expanded with 6 more tracks to make a 14 track album and recpackaged for release on CD. Artwork now approved and on it’s way to the pressing plant.