Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:19pm
In exchange for a LEARN 2 DRAW theme songPatrick Galactic of the band Death By Stars contacted me awhile back about how much it would cost to get an original RR Anderson designed logo for his space-rock-electronica-punk-band. $125 dollars an hour! Said I. Thanks came the reply, will talk it over with the band. Added that I would also consider a barter trade for theme music. A cartoonist can never have enough theme music in this day and age... with the youtube and podcasting, one had better get an original theme song! This brightened the mood. YES! Said they, we create music! A trade then!
The Band's Vision...
FEEDBACK: "Very cool stuff!!! We really like the floating cube motif. That is an idea I'd love to zoom in on. I also really like the screaming skull starburst under the 80's tribute text. I like the 80's text as well, we are big comi fans so the more fantasmic the better. Very cool stuff. Really like the ninja star idea as well. Basically we haven't narrowed it down much but we love were you are headed. I'd say the floating cubes and the skull starburst are the two ideas I am most attached to. Great stuff! Thanks so much."
FEEDBACK: "Very cool ideas here! We all love the font. I like the skull, my guitarist and keyboardist aren't as sure about it. They are worried it's too dark or bleak. We are dark so it works for me! I like the actual vector part of the art a lot too, would love to see this with some other colors (for comparison). Could we see it with a bright pink background and a bright red background? My keyboardist would like to see some more actual stars incorporated into the logo. Are you open to working with the floating cubes still? We loved that idea, it's a little more abstract (which we are fans of) and we could do some cool stuff with colors there too. Thanks very much for the awesome ideas and great work, RR! I'll have a rough mix of Learn2Draw to you tonight, based on your feedback I will refine the mix and we will get it knocked out this week! Yes!!!!"
FEEDBACK: "Awesome, awesome stuff. And, as I'm sure happens frequently, the band thinks all we need is the text logo. We like the skull but we feel the text logo with the stars and cubes is perfect by itself. Easy to re-print and only two colors! It is what we envisioned. Thank you so much, it's awesome!"
DELIVERABLE READY FOR T-SHIRTS!
one color version:
Epilogue from Client: "we made DBS shirts using the logo you made. They are quite popular! ... people have actually stopped to read mine and a front desk guy at a hotel actually took a picture of it! We've gotten a ton of compliments!"
AND NOW MAY I PRESENT
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by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 11/18/2011 @ 12:45am
|nice job. cool design. another great example of your artistic skills beyond the tacomic.
folks, r.r. also did a cool design for the cover of my book, which was a barter deal, too, and for which i'm very grateful.
hopefully more people learn you are available for hire / barter.
by JesseHillFan on 11/18/2011 @ 5:57am
|Excellent logo RR very retro early 80's look to it|
by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 8:28am
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by thriceallamerican on 11/18/2011 @ 9:04am
|Man, who doesn't love a theme song that ends with an explosion. As all songs should end.|
by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 9:31am
|I have entered into another barter trade! Mr. Galactic needs a logo for his solo projects and I need a theme song for RADIO FREE TACOMIC THE PODCAST!|
by Mofo from the Hood on 11/18/2011 @ 11:53pm
|This Death By Stars logo was a tough assignment. The band did say that they like bold colors with strong graphic images.
I can see now that my concept was way off:
Picture a gang of vivid orange starfish atop the prostrate skeleton of Kurt Cobain.
by low bar on 11/19/2011 @ 8:25pm
|I think you should make that picture anyways.|
by Maria on 11/19/2011 @ 9:16pm
|Cool logo, and the theme song is excellent. Thanks for sharing the process.|
by fredo on 11/20/2011 @ 12:30pm
|That barter/ trade thing is a great way to save paying income taxes It's like your own mini-General Electric tax loophole.|
by NineInchNachos on 11/20/2011 @ 1:59pm
|people are corporations!|
by JesseHillFan on 11/20/2011 @ 7:08pm
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