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Last in Line by Light Syndicate


Last in Line is the debut album by Manchester band Light Syndicate and the CD packaging is something I put together after being asked to rescue a design which wasn’t quite working. I kept the band’s original idea of black trees on a red background but substituted their drawing with an adaptation of a 1910 folk tale illustration by Reginald Lionel Knowles. Knowles’ name is an obscure one today, his most visible work being the florid endpaper design which the Everyman Library used on their books up to 1935.

Last in Line is available locally from today (I guess that means Piccadilly Records) and nationwide from January 12th.




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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Yvonne


    That is very beautiful.

  2. #2 posted by The Other Andrew


    Nice work John, makes me think of Charles Ricketts too.

  3. #3 posted by John


    Thanks folks, and yes, this reminded me of Charles Ricketts as well.






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