Theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations.

Various Record Sleeves

Various Record Sleeves


Creative direction and design for Elbow’s album ‘Flying Dream 1’

Cover photo – Dave Wilkinson
Gatefold photo – Classic Cinema, Bury, 1976. Courtesy of Ian Grundy
Inner sleeve image – Scan of original sleeve from Vibes record store in Bury, Lancashire. Courtesy of Abigail Ward/Manchester Digital Music Archive

Commissioned by Michael Whitham
Client:  Polydor Records, Warner Records.

Fred Again…

Design for Fred Again’s debut album ‘Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)’

Album artwork, tour collateral and merch.

Tam.. Tam.. Tam.. Reimagined!

Design for special 12″ record package, CD and digital assets. ‘Tam Tam Tam Reimagined’ is the second album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project and is one of the most sought after and unique records to have come out of Brazil. 

Illustrations: Hattie Stewart
Client: Gilles Peterson


The concept of the compilation was taking some of the greatest classical and contemporary pieces ever written and have them remixed by current electronic artists and DJs. We looked at the significance and history of the Decca brand and wanted to create something that reflected both the classical and contemporary nature of the music.

Using the bold red and blue colours that the labels logo is synonymous with, we tore it apart and rebuilt it, representing a visual metaphor to illustrate the ‘remixed classics’ concept of the album.

Client: Universal / Decca Records
Further Reading: The Vinyl Factory

Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis

We were approached by Warner Music to design the new Biffy Clyro album Ellipsis. An important part of the brief was for the aesthetic to be a complete departure from the previous artworks.

The creative needed to be stark and minimalist to reflect the new records stripped back approach to production. The three dots of the ellipses represent each of the three band members, and also the idea of this album continuing their story. After release the album went to number one in the charts and received critical acclaim.

Full campaign elements included a new band logo, special edition book, vinyl, CD and single artworks.

Client: Warner Music Group

Photography: Luke Gilford

Cheikh Lô – Ne La Thiass

Album design for a re-release of West African artist Cheikh Lo’s debut album ‘Ne La Thiass’. We created the new artwork, promotional graphics and developed an irregular typographic language based on the original 1995 cassette.

We also designed the CD, promotional postcards and a new supporting 16 page booklet containing lyrics and the stories behind the tracks, all accompanied by original Senegalese glass paintings.

Produced in Senegal by Youssou N’Dour, fusing Mande, Wolof and Congolese music with Lô’s passion for Cuban rhythms.

Original Cover Photography by Maame Diaara LÔ

Glass painting courtesy of Donal & Rita Cruise O’Brien.

Client: World Circuit Records

Casino Times — Familiar Circles

Design and layout for Casino Times’ debut album on WOLF Music.

Photography: Olly Scott

Client: WOLF Music