Hand Drawn Album Covers

Paul Simon – Graceland


From 1986 Paul Simon’s seventh studio album ‘Graceland’ brought the styings of Zydeco, South Africa and some smart pop to the charts and is his most successful solo album. He faced controversy for seemingly breaking the cultural boycott imposed by the rest of the world against South Africa because of its policy of apartheid. Following…

Roberta Flack – First Take


  First Take was the debut album from Roberta Flack released in 1969 and it’s one of my favourite albums. It dips into jazz, soul, gospel and elements of pop and weaves a strange spell on the listener. Taking off with the jazzy ‘Compared To What‘ the album takes in songs written by such diverse…

PJ Harvey – The Community of Hope


PJ Harvey here with The Community of Hope a single release from the album The Hope Six Demolition Project. In part recorded during Polly Jean Harvey’s curious project which saw her, producers and band mates in a glass walled studio in the depths of Somerset House, where visitors coud come and view the proceedings for…

David Bowie – Be My Wife – Speed of Life


Be My Wife was released by David Bowie in June 1977 and was taken from his Low album. It’s B side was the albums instrumental introduction piece, ‘Speed of Life’. Rendered in felt pen and included in this Hand Drawn Album Covers (as a single) this was another illustration commissioned for Wedding decorations.

Joni Mitchell – My Old Man


Another commission for the wedding project, this time Joni Mitchell and the track My Old Man. The track was penned by the famed duo Johnny Mercer and Bernard D. Hanighen and featured on Joni Mtchell’s ‘Blue’ album, released in 1971. Not blue here, it’s grey. And in felt pen. My old man he’s a singer…

ABC – The Look of Love


Classic 80s act ABC bring you The Look Of Love with the look of a felt pen. Another part of the epic commission for wedding decorations of the bride and grooms favourite tracks, this one was great fun to do. Martin Fry and the band are still recording and recently revisited the Look of Love…

The Band – The Band


  The eponymous second album from The Band was released in 1969. With a host of classic tracks it saw them hitting full stride, with multiple vocal performances and some surprising instrumentation it’s a celebrated album of roots rock. Across the Great Divide, Rag Mama Rag, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and King…