Thursday, 19 October 2017
The third Piper Gates Design bookmark now available with all orders. Titled "guitarists and their singers" the bookmark features Ron & Iggy, Marr & Morrissey, William & Jim and John and Ian. Available for a limited time only. All Piper Gates Design goodies are available here
Saturday, 30 September 2017
After my annual viewing of The Warriors I searched online for the US movie tie in paperback. During the search I discovered a set of bubblegum cards had been produced but I found these lacking. Deciding to right this wrong I created a 32 card set of “Star Wars” style bubblegum cards complete with inane descriptions and featuring all the key moments in the film. For those with eagle eyes the boarders contain illustrations central to the film. Can you dig it?
Monday, 4 September 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
The recent Scott Walker Prom reminded me of a longtime quest of compiling my "ultimate" Scott Walker compilation for my iPod. Taking this further it was decided to create the sleeve for said compilation in the style of a Phillips album from the late 1960s.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Friday, 3 February 2017
The Stooges in greeting card form, ideal for any occasion even as a valentines card! Available here
Also available as a limited edition 30 x 40cm print, available here
New bookmarks available with all orders for a limited time only, comes with a "post punk" side & a "pre punk" side.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Siouxsie And The Banshees had an amazing run of singles between 1978 and 1983, containing everything you could want from a pop single. Dear Prudence ended this run with some great psychedelic phasing which made the summer/ autumn of 1983 even more magical plus the video was great too. Taking influence from the latter it was decided to create a print and card celebrating this. The print comes in an edition of 25 copies which are signed and numbered are available here.
The illustration is also available as a limited edition birthday card which can be purchased here.
Friday, 13 January 2017
Following on from the popular Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Christmas Card comes a new Je T'aime print. Limited to only 25 copies it is printed on high quality 250 gram paper and is signed and numbered by the artist. Available here
Also available as a A5 greeting card here
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Piper Gates Design is very pleased to announce that the Mary Chain Christmas Cards are part of the merchandise on the Mary Chain's US tour which started last Tuesday. Also available is the birthday/ greeting card which is suitable for occasions all year round. Get yours here
Friday, 18 November 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Piper Gates Design is proud to announce that if your going to see Black Grape on tour these cards will be part of the merchandise in the next few days.
Thursday, 3 November 2016
A new addition to the Christmas Card range is the new Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Card, the ultimate in cool!
Friday, 21 October 2016
All orders now come with these groovy "superhero" style bookmarks for a limited time. Get them while stocks last.
My twitter mucker @RingoLee11 has a radio show on this Sunday the 23rd of October; it will be great. Here's some 'cyber flyers' I did for him with a Reid Miles feel to it.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Today marks the official launch of the Piper Gates Design Christmas Cards. As usual the cards are printed on high quality 250 gram silk and contain a unique blurb on the back which adds to the visual experience. All Piper Gates Design items can be found here
Friday, 23 September 2016
Despite its brazen editing ‘Dig!’ is a brilliant film. In fact I was so enamored with the film that I watched it solidly for a year. Re-watching it a decade later the narrative suggests a more passive agressive Monkees. Taking this thought further it was decided to recreate ‘Dig!’ as a bubblegum card series. Using style cues from the Star Wars cards of the 1970s the cards contain inane descriptions together with quotes making the series the ultimate bubblegum experience.
An exclusive print of The Cure circa 'The Top'. See Robert and Lol now with more make up and even bigger hair. This limited edition comes in a set of 20 prints, which are signed and numbered by the artist. Available here
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Jimmy Page's solo single from 1965 is a freakbeat-tastic treat worthy of The Kinks. It also costs a small fortune to purchase an original copy. Luckily for those of us without limitless resources it was reissued for Record Store Day this year. However the repro Fontana sleeve was a very sorry looking thing so it was decided to give it the lovely European picture sleeve it deserved. The raison d'etre being in this parallel universe 'She Just Satisfies' was reissued in 1967 with a current picture of the Yardbirds era Page. The rear of the sleeve features other Fontana artists worthy of your inspection.
Monday, 29 February 2016
The latest addition to the Piper Gates Design “Rock ‘n’ Roll” prints is everybody’s favourite post punk band The Cure. Illustrated here in their 1981-1982 glory the print is 30 x 40cm in size and printed on high quality 250 gram silk paper. It comes in an edition of 20 copies and is numbered and signed. See Robert, Simon and Lol as you’ve never seen them before! Available here
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
The latest limited edition print from Piper Gates Design features the might Kraftwerk in their full Man Machine glory. The print is 30 x 40 cm in size and is printed on high quality 250 gram silk paper. It comes in an edition of 35 copies and is signed and numbered by the artist. Available here.
The Kraftwerk print is also available as a limited edition A5 Birthday Card. The card is printed on high quality 250 gram silk paper and contains a unique blurb on the back. The blurb tells the story of how Kraftwerk discovered the inner workings of a pocket calculator. Available here
Friday, 22 January 2016
The first memory of David Bowie I have is hearing family concern over my older cousin Daryl having a Ziggy haircut and getting his ears pierced. My rather loathsome Grandma commented that he had gone a bit “weird”. I often think David would have had a quiet chuckle about this small act of subversion committed in his name.
It wouldn't be until years later that I fully fell under the spell of David and could see he was a true genius. I also realized he had unlimited creativity and was always going forward even if the results weren’t his best. It’s sad to think we live in a world without such boundless creativity but one thing is certain – we are all better for having him in it and for the rich body of work he has left us with. RIP David.