Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Great Gig In The (Summer) Sky
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This summer has been filled with lots of great work; be it creative or production design. Some projects have been both.
Case in point; I was hired to design a series of merchandise boxes for one of my Top 5 all-time favorite bands, Pink Floyd. At first, due to the major rush status of the job, taking the straightforward "flat color, no playing around" route was looking like the best option. However, as I explored the artwork – I simply couldn't help myself. With approval from my contact, I began to play with texture, album imagery, and more until the series quickly came together. Look for these shirts on an end-rack in Target stores soon.
Not unlike getting approvals from Apple Records before, receiving the band's management's approval brought both my life and musical journey full circle.
P.S. After catching the most incredible live production I, or anyone else, has ever seen with Roger Waters The Wall tour – I beg of you to watch this historic event unfold.