I was delighted to be asked by Goran Nystrom, from Swedish band ' Men On The Border if I would create a series of paintings based on the Jumpstart Linocut image.
This was the linocut I created for their album cover.
We agreed it would be nice to present those who helped in the creation of the album with an image inspired by my cover art.
I created a limited series of ten paintings using the linocut and watercolour paint.
I called this the 'Jumpstart Paintbox'
Above you can see Phil from the band with his choice of painting.
I hope the rest of the recipients enjoy their artwork.
Please do get in touch if you have received one as I would love to hear what you have done with it!
Ian Barrett Art
A few images of the ten paintings
They were made on sturdy A3 card
I was very proud to be asked to create the cover art for a cd album cover.
The band are from Sweden and called 'Men On The Border' and the new album is called 'Jumpstart'
The band are very inspired by the music of my Uncle - Syd Barrett and I thought it would be fun to base the image on some imagery from his career.
Roger/Syd played a Fender Esquire guitar that had been covered in round mirrors.I had the idea of an flash of electricity shooting out from the centre of the image and then reflecting on these mirrors and shooting all over the page.
I also incorporated something of the colours from the legendary Madcap Laughs cover images - when Syd painted his floorboards orange and blue.
I didn't want this colouration to be TOO obvious so kept the colours quite muted and washed out.
The band have now released the album with this image on the cover - they have just added the JUMPSTART lettering in the centre.
You can visit the bands website and also buy the album ( which is fantastic!) from HERE
You can preview the album HERE