Monday, 22 June 2009

James Yorkston and the Big Eyes Family Players

The whole "pigeon" family have been in an illustration frenzy this weekend after being asked to design some covers for James Yorkston's latest single. Martinmas Time is the first single from JY's Folk Songs album and he has enlisted the help of friends and family to create 300 limited edition, hand-illustrated sleeves. Also enlisted were Fence crooners, King Creosote and The Pictish Trail and The Beta Band's Steve Mason. If you fancy a listen or want to order your own piece of JY folk genius try here...

I went with a series of black and white illustrations based on my random doodles, Pittenweem plates and machine stitched bird illustration (a new and highly rewarding experiment). Pete went for a very tongue-in-cheek dress-me-up JY doll. And little pigeons, Jude and Eva were inspired by the sea and rainbows.


  1. What a great idea. I love them all! Faves are second from the top and the last boat and sea one. Just wonderful.