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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Carry Your Heart EP on Radio 1



I recently created some artwork for Catherine AD current EP, and on New Year's Day you will be able to catch the very first play of 'Carry Your Heart' on national radio, as it'll be played on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm!

The EP can still be pre-ordered through Catherine's myspace page, or from Rough Trade and Pure Groove.

Catherine will be hosting a little anti-valentine's party on Saturday 14th February at Notting Hill Arts Club from 4pm to 8pm to commiserate/celebrate its release. You can expect some very special appearances as Indie-rock-stars-do-80s-power-ballads, DJ sets from Catherine AD, and the boys from Ultimate Power, a broken heart emporium and lots lots more. And it's FREE ENTRY (over 18s only).

I will also be at the party with some kind of stall selling lots of handmade heartbroken treats such as illustrated badges, Victorian styled optical toys, paper broken hearts, and hopefully some limited edition (one of a kind) hand screen printed and customized t-shirts.

To read more about the new Carry Your Heart EP and see more pictures, please click here: Carry Your Heart EP

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carry Your Heart EP

I've just completed creating the artwork for Catherine A.D. new EP which is called 'Carry Your Heart'. For this Catherine and I have collaborated on creating the concept and the artwork together as we are both making elements of the packaging and artwork. The concept idea comes from the lyric in the song - 'I danced you to the edge of love and / I folded your heart into mine to make a paper dove'.

Here are the finished EPs:



The limited edition EP is now available to pre-order at Rough Trade and Pure Groove

These are some photographs of the drawings I drew in my sketchbook for the CD sleeve:





These are close-ups of the drawings:

Hummingbird



Dove



It's an exciting project for me as we've already previously collaborated several times for EPs and various promotional media, and we're taking this project a step further with 500 specially packaged and limited edition CDs, which will be available from February 9th, but you can also pre-order them here: Catherine A.D. Myspace

We're hoping to also make an extra special batch of the Carry Your Heart EP for which I'm intending to create some small pieces of handmade artwork to go inside the CD packaging.

You should check these out when they go on sale as the CDs themselves feature a drawing by myself of an origami hummingbird:



The CD sleeve features more pencil drawings by me of mathematical styled origami instructions of how to make a paper dove:





The exterior packaging is being lovingly created by Catherine herself with beautiful hand made paper which will be wrapped around the CD sleeve, and then tied individually with lace in a corset fashion. The photograph below contains examples of her previous EPs and this one will have a similar external appearence:



These handmade CDs are just one of several handmade EPs and CDs Catherine has created for her amazing music, and you can find more about where you can find them and purchase her music and CDs handmade via the links below. For more info about the new EP click here: Carry Your Heart EP

I also recently created the artwork for Catherine's last EP called The Bedroom Sessions:



It's available to buy from various sites including ITunes, Amazon, and eMusic

You can find Catherine's music online on the following websites:
Catherine A.D. on Last FM
The Bedroom Sessions
Carry Your Heart EP
Long Day EP
The Piano EP
Catherine A.D. Demos
Catherine's Myspace
Catherines Website