Philip Castle

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Philip Castle (born 1942 in Yorkshire, England), is a British airbrush artist.[1]

Castle is best known for designing posters for the Stanley Kubrick films A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket as well for Paul McCartney's Wings tour, among others. He was also responsible for the artwork of the hard rock video magazine, Hard'n'Heavy, the cover art for the seminal computer game Elite and its accompanying novella, as well as the European poster for the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks!. He has also designed record sleeves for albums by David Bowie, The Cars and Pulp.

More recently he was commissioned to create the artwork for Metronomy's 2008 album Nights Out as well as their single "Heartbreaker".[2][3]

Philip also designed the posters for the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 events.[1][4]

Philip is also known for paintings combining women, often Hollywood idols into the composition of paintings with classic aircraft, notably Plane Jane, a portrait of Jane Russell with a B-17 bomber.


  1. ^ a b "Famous film poster artist adds special touch to air tattoo (From Swindon Advertiser)". 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
  2. ^ "NASHVILLE NIGHTS » » [Interview] Metronomy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  3. ^ "Metronomy - Heartbreaker (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  4. ^ "Artist Philip Castle has designed the poster for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford (From Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard)". 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2011-09-14.