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Circadian by Jack Sparrow


I’m still (still!) playing catch-up posting all the things I’ve been working on this year. Here’s one of the more high-profile releases in the music sphere, Jack Sparrow‘s debut album, Circadian, which is unleashed this week on the Tectonic label. This is another dubstep production and I don’t have to try and describe the music […]

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New work: Two forms of darkness


Darkness: half-title page. I’m still behind with site updates but here are two recent design jobs come to cast a shadow over the summer. Darkness is another fiction anthology from Tachyon, edited by Ellen Datlow and subtitled Two Decades of Modern Horror. Ann Monn’s cover design has a snake writhing through shadow so I carried […]

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Weekend links 2


A picture for embittered lovers. Among other things this week I’ve been working on the design for another CD featuring photos by Liz Eve, a photographer whose pictures are always a pleasure to use. (Our earlier encounters can be seen here, here and here.) The latest set have this anti-Valentine for an eye-popping cover image. […]

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New music and design


A visit to Baked Goods distribution this week brought me a haul of new releases, all items I’ve either designed or overseen the production of. Among the new CD designs I’ve already mentioned the Tectonic Plates compilation, a really excellent collection of dubstep singles with a bonus disc of mixes by Pinch. Related to Tectonic’s […]

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Plates: Volume 2


My third CD design for the Tectonic label is another piece of relative minimalism which once again features photos by Liz Eve. All the backgrounds on this occasion are microscope close-ups of vinyl records, very fitting for a double-CD collection of recent 12″ releases. The Tectonic logo (which predates my involvement with the label) is […]

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Aerial by 2562


This minimal CD cover is my design for Aerial, the debut album from 2562, aka Dutch musician Dave Huismans. This is another release on the Tectonic label who released Underwater Dancehall, the Pinch album I designed last year. As with that release the photos on Aerial are by Liz Eve. This is a really excellent […]

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Recent work


The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl by Ishbelle Bee (Cover for Angry Robot). The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee (Cover for Angry Robot). Moorcock: Faith, Hope and Anxiety (Poster/promotional artwork for Digital Story Engine). Wave Goodbye to Charlie by Eric Arvin (Cover for Wilde City Press). Champion of […]

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