The Tonsorial Artist first opened its doors in 2004. We are traditional barbers with that old fashioned sense of style and service. We have many years of hairdressing experience between us. We pride ourselves on our precision cutting, expert finishing and professional advice. We stock amongst other things Taylor of Old Bond Street, Wax industry products, hand made badger hair shaving brushes and for those of you that still prefer a safety razor, Wilkinson Sword razor blades.
This will be the third Joe Meek themed compilation album I have produced
artwork for on the Western Star label. Includes new recordings by a mix
of original stars who recorded with the genius that was Joe Meek, along
with modern bands on the rock ‘n’ roll scene today covering songs which
Joe Meek added his magic to back in the day. Western Star recording
studio, just outside Bath in the UK, has a long history of affiliation
with Joe Meek artists and sound equipment. Another great
project to be involved in if you’re a rock ‘n’ roll freak like me. The
design remit was to make the packaging look like a design from the early
sixties in the UK. Hopefully the shapes and colours do just that. I
love the fact that in the sixties most of the print was produced using
spot colours of solid ink rather than the CMYK process used nowadays so
designs were limited to 2 or 3 (sometimes 4) solid colours. The inks
were nowhere near as bright in those days so rock ‘n’ roll albums would
try and be as vivid and wild as possible but by today’s standard
definitely have a look of their time.
The dots within the name “Joe Meek” are there to represent the sound suppressing tiles found on the walls of many recording studios
I had a great time working my way through all the amazing Jukebox photos for this website. I originally started producing work for Viv at “All you need is Jukes” about 6 years ago when the first website was produced using my existing content management system but this year we discussed options and it became apparent it was time to upgrade the website to run on a WordPress based website and upgrade the hosting to SSL (with the padlock) to meet the required modern standards for security, Google search engine optimisation and to be responsive to the various devices now in common use such as smart phones, tablets, computers and smart TVs.
Wordpress with a premium theme and some time customising made this relatively easy to achieve. Viv at “All you need is Jukes” also set about hiring a professional photographer to take new photos to show of these lovely vintage jukeboxes he restores and sells, to maximum effect. I’d love one of these in my living room.
View the website here….