Cecil Sharp Project – CD and DVD Cover Design

Shrewsbury Folk Festival approached us back in 2011 to create the packaging design for their most recent musical collaboration project ‘The Cecil Sharp Project”.

We were thrilled and soon began working closely with the team to create a piece of work that both suited the historical and personal nature of the project. ( A unique joint commission to bring 8 artists together for a residential project. Their brief was to create new works based around the life and legacy of English Folk Collector Cecil Sharp, paying special attention to his Appalachian Diaries.) In the spirit of the project we set about  gathering scans and images from all sorts of Cecil’s documentation including his diaries, photo’s and even some of his letters and invites. We very much enjoyed the process and learnt a lot from reading and sorting through the material as well as listening to the songs that were written for the project. Artists who contributed to the project were Patsy Reid, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Leonard Podolak, Steve Knightley, Caroline Herring, Andy Cutting and  Katherine Roberts.

For more information on the project itself please click here.

The project produced a CD and DVD package, housed in a 6pp digipak, along with a 16pp boooklet. You can buy the Album and DVD here.




Inside Spread


Booklet Spread