I took a brief break from writing icons (and sewing/fusing them) to revisit an activity from my earlier life: graphic design. I was asked to design a logo for a Portland band. It will appear on their drum kit, and promotional materials. The band is called Tummybuckles. The name conjured many mental images and plenty of sketches. I narrowed it down to 5 or 6 ideas, the band lived with those for a while and narrowed it down further to a top 2. We chose a favorite, and I began the laborious task of resurrecting my old Rapidograph pens, finding ink and acetate, and using that most wondrous graphic design tool: the copy machine with zoom. Designers these days use software to do this, but I am from those ancient days when design work was done manually. Thus, I traced, measured, and inked entirely by hand. The design has been submitted and awaits final approval, and “clean-up” via Photoshop or some other program. I can do that much with the computer!
The band is a trio, with guitar, violin, and hand drums, and performs original songs and an occasional cover. They have a wonderful, truly unique sound. If you like, have a listen. Just click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARdQt_F_7BA They have a facebook page as well, and youtube videos of many performances.