This is where you'll find photos (of me and by me), designs, sketches and other artwork. Anything visual.
All artwork is © John Pierpoint, unless otherwise indicated.
Me and Gizmo. He's the handsome one on the right! (Photo:
1912 No Place Like Home CD cover - digital, 2022
This began as a pencil drawing by Tanweer Dar, an artist and author and friend of the band. He produced an enhanced digital version which we wanted to use as the CD cover for the new album. I was originally just going to tweak it a bit to make it work better, but as time went on, more and more of the original art was replaced with new elements - especially once we realised that it should be a wrap-around cover, rather than a square image. Some of Tan's original elements remain (the two planets, the purple nebula), but all other elements were added by me. The rings were created in Illustrator. The galaxy is a stock image that I was originally going to use for Randolph Flagg's "Somewhere, Out There, Tonight. . ." album cover, but left off in the end. I rediscovered it when I came to do this one. The lens flare is classic Photoshop (I stacked three different flares and masked them). The nineteentwelve logo was desgned by Lee Potts for our previous album. We loved it so much we just had to use it again!
1912 logo - digital 2022
This is an early (but popular!) iteration of the new 1912 logo I created for the No Place Like Home album art (used on the booklet and the CD label). The texture is from a photo of lichen-covered stone that I took a few years ago, and used on 1912's "Elegy" album artwork. The band loved this so much that they had T-shirts made! Since then, I'm created dozens of other iterations, using other textures and effects.
Dusk logo - digital c.2006
Dave Sutheran, drummer with Dusk, The Earthmovers, 1912 and Bogus Blooze, designed this logo and device about 1989. When we worked together to produce CDs of the Dusk material, I digitised it and applied textures and effects to create this image, which was used for a CD cover and the band's web site.
Earthmovers logo - digital
I created the original Earthmovers logo in Coreldraw, in the early 90s. We used it on T-shirts, banners and the newsletters that we'd hand out at shows. Later my partner Julie Hatton showed me how much better Photoshop was at creating stunning art. She created the "lava" texture and showed me how to generate 3D effects in the software.
Randolph Flagg logo - digital
This logo evolved over the course of three album designs from its original "old time", rustic, wooden aesthetic to this liquid gold with radiation version on space-themed cover to the band's final live album, "Somewhere, Out There, Tonight. . ."
Many of the following images are scans of artwork created a long time ago. They haven't yet been edited or cleaned up digitally (apart from some cropping), so in many cases, you can see the marks where the paper has been folded or pinned. I did a lot of work on the backs of old form paper, so you can sometimes see the table lines bleeding through on the scans.
Randolph Flagg, "Somewhere, Out There, Tonight. . ." album cover, 2005
Cities In Flight - photo montage and digital, 2022
In 2022 we paid a visit to Dudmaston Hall in Shropshire.
Aerial Attack - pencil, watercolour, enamel, 1981
I was inspired to paint this after seeing an atmospheric painting of a "Piranha" attack ship by Tony Roberts in Stewart Cowley's book "Spacecraft 2000 - 2100 AD" I wanted to do something similar in composition, although I made my vessel look a little different (the silhouettes in the background look more like those of Tony Roberts's original vessels though).
Discovered! - pencil, c. 1980
This image combines elements thaat I was really into at the time: the Martian fighting machines from the Jeff Wayne War of The Worlds album artwork, Roger Dean landscapes and calligraphy, trees. I imagine the tree as a last survivor, finally discovered by some destroying machine.
TreeMirror - pencil on paper. c.1980
I was fascinated by the idea of a tree's roots resembling a whole tree, but underground. Obviously a real root pattern wouldn't look like this (no trunk under the ground), but I wanted it to be like a playing card image that could be rotated: one side showing summer, the other showing winter.
Epiphone Bass in Space - pencil, poster paint and enamel c.1981
This was my first ever bass guitar. Here I've pictured it as a spaceship (Boston-style!) with two plectrums about to dock.
Airship and Tower - pencil, watercolour
Crashdive - pencil, watercolour, enamel
The Hunt - pencil, watercolour and enamel, 1982
Jean_Michel Jarre montage - pencil and felt tip on coloured paper, 1979
Rik Emmet - pencil and watercolour, early Eighties
Sally - pencil, about 1988
The Stalk Forest - Pencil, ink, watercolour, enamel
on paper, early Eighties
Bassist - pencil 1985
The Tube - enamel and poster paint on paper,
Belle Vue - pencil, poster, enamel 1980
Nature but sleeps. . . silver felt pen, 1989
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