I recently had the pleasure of designing the full album digipak artwork for a 'punk piano' duo called the 'Needle Poppets'.
The album entitled 'Fame To The Nation" is a concept of sorts dealing with the rise and fall of fame & the strange and depraved places it seems to take some people.
Many of the tracks feature a range of sad characters...an alcoholic suicidal clown, a precocious boy pianist and a corpse prostitute to name but a few.
After listening to their material I thought it would be a good idea to go down a darkly whimsical route with these characters in the artwork,
best encapsulating the theatrically dramatic sound the band produce. I also undertook a photoshoot, dressing the model as the clown character Plinky.
These images were then used in the final artwork for the CD disc & behind disc page.