Choose Kate Rusby’s new Shopper Design!

Exciting times for all you Kate Rusby fans out there… We’ve been beavering away at a little brand update for Kate over the last few months and we’re making a start with some new shopper designs… As it turns out Kate loved all the designs and just couldn’t decide which to go for, after narrowing […]

Kate Rusby Christmas Goodies

Since the spring we’ve been working with Pure Records on Christmas goodies for Kate Rusby so we’re getting quite excited that we’ll soon see some projects back from the printers! The first is Kate’s new Christmas DVD “Kate Rusby, Live at Christmas” released on the 28th of October. These visuals are all we can show […]

Sore Fingers Folk School – Logo Identity

Sore Fingers Summer Schools is Europe’s leading organisation for bluegrass and old-time music camps, offering world class tuition for all the instruments played in bluegrass as well as old-time fiddle and banjo, autoharp and singing. The organisation is planning to expand into U.K. folk as well as their native American roots by starting up Sore […]

Vera Van Heeringen – Album Artwork

Vera van Heeringen is a bluegrass guitarist/singer, originally from Holland but now based in northern Powys, Wales. She plays with The Flatville Aces and toured with Sheryl Cormier, the late Eddie LeJeune and Dirk Powell. Standing Tall is her debut album and is described as: ‘Delightfully understated and with an assured, timeless grace, Standing Tall […]

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 […]

Pure Records Website Design and Build

We have worked with Pure Records since we set up in 2007 and have grown to know each other well. Read testimonial. The Yorkshire based, family run record company needed a new website so asked us to take a look. The simple site would be a means by which they could spread news about their […]

Kate Rusby – Website Design and Build

We’ve been working on Kate’s website for the past couple of months and the site has just been launched! Happy New Website day to Kate! The website has been completely handed over to Emma at Pure Records who has complete control over all content. This enables Kate’s site to be independent from web builders and […]

Pete Coe – Album Artwork

Pete Coe is a folk singer who has been touring the folk clubs and festivals for the past 40 years. He approached Design By If to create artwork for his latest release Backbone and we were thrilled to help out! The album was launched this year at the Sidmouth Folk Festival and is going down […]

Demon Barbers’ Captain Ward Album Artwork

The Demon Barbers have recently released their 3rd full album ‘The adventures of Captain Ward’, with the help of the genius illustrator (and musician) Tony Hall, Design By If produced the artwork. The band have been described as ‘slightly unhinged’ with ‘maverick tendencies’ – what more can we say?! You can buy the album direct […]

Damien O’Kane Brand Creation

Damien O’Kane has recently been taken on by Pure Records. He has been performing for years with his family and various bands but Summer Hill, produced by Pure Records is his first solo album. Pure Records needed a brand look for Damien as a solo performer and we were happy to oblige! This doodley, cheeky […]

Kate Rusby – Sweet Bells Album Artwork

Kate Rusby asked Design By If to re-design her Sweet Bells album for 2009. Using family painter Marie Mills’ painting that hangs in Kate’s house, Design By If set about creating the artwork for the cover (shown above), inner and outer trays, disk and of course the booklet. Booklet Inner Spreads      

Kate Rusby – Visual Brand Development

Folk singer and Mercury Music Prize Nominee Kate Rusby has had her curly haired scribble logo for over ten years  – she needed a brand overhaul so we happily obliged! Kate is known for her sweet, natural sound and for popularising the folk songs sung by the average working people of England. The handcrafted, patchwork […]

Re-Brand for The Demon Barbers

The Demon Barbers have had a busy year. With continued success and a growing following it was time to create a logo for the band that was easily recognisable and reproduced. Through discussions with the band we recognised that a bold, simple and friendly approach would suit the band. Something that would reflect the energy […]

Cawthorne Concerts A4 Leaflet

Pure records commissioned Design By If to design a promotional leaflet for their Cawthorne Summer Concerts in 2007. This was the first design job we worked on with Pure Records and it was the start of a long and fruitful friendship!