Blue Pie Records will be redeveloping and redistributing a number of the Grammy-Award nominee Tiny Tim’s recordings via digital distribution with the accompanied album art to be contributed by renowned artist Martin Sharp.
Martin Sharp is an Australian artist, underground cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker. Sharp has made contributions to Australian and international culture since the early 60s, and is hailed as Australia’s foremost pop artist. His famous psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre, alongside the work of other renowned pop artists. His covers, cartoons and illustrations were a central feature of Oz Magazine, both in Australia and in London. Martin also co-wrote one of Cream’s most famous songs, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and created the cover art for Cream’s Disraeli Gears album. In the 1970s, he became a champion of singer Tiny Tim.
To be released with the recordings of Tiny Tim, Martin Sharp will be providing the album artworks for said releases. He has a large and wealthy collection of artworks and cartoons, which he had worked on for Tiny Tim, and that reflect the pop-art culture of the 60s and 70s. Blue Pie working with Martin Sharp and Tiny Tim catalogue to repackage and revitilise the Tiny Tim catalogue with Martin’s artwork and narrative on what the music meant, and its connection with the art world.