Vinyl

Okay, now that the cat is out of the awesome bag I get to talk about one of the most awesomest things ever. Like seriously, I think I could die a happy designer now, and I have the amazing, incredible, extraordinary Melody Miller to thank for that.

You see a few months (or more) ago she asked if I’d be up to lending a wee hand with a print she was designing for her next collection, and of course I jumped at the chance. Hell, I dropped everything else I was doing and went right at it; she is just that awesome in my book (we’re talking hero here).

She asked if I would be interested in designing a label for an old vinyl 7″, which is what I grew up on. Well, cassettes were probably the currency of the music land when I was really developing my own taste, but at that point the punk scene still lived in the land of the 7″. I had no idea how the final thing was going to look, but I sent her two designs and crossed my fingers.

Well, a couple of days ago the incredible MissLetterM sent me cuts of the two colors of the vinyl print (vinyl record reference, not vinyl fabric), along with a nice cut of the extraordinary typewriter print from Ruby Star Shining. So, here are the prints…

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And lucky me, Melody included both of the labels I designed. The first is Siddhartha Runs Amok in Boston for the Weekend by The Legerdemains. Siddhartha Runs Amok in Boston for the Weekend is actually the crappy solo music project I did in my late teens after my high school bands Public Enema and Shirley MacLaine & the Transformers broke up. It was kind of Syd Barrett meets The Modern Lovers meets The Ramones. And now it has been immortalized in fabric!!!

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The second is Schixoid El Camino by The Teddy Ruxpin Orchestra. The song name is a little nod to King Crimson’s 21st Century Schixoid Man, and the band is, well, just because Teddy Ruxpin is so creepily awesome. I especially love the idea of The Teddy Ruxpin Orchestra as a eerie speed-metal/death-metal band from Passaic, New Jersey.

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So, thank you so much for letting me play Melody. I’m hoping once I send all of my stuff off to Market I’ll be able to sneak in a little time to make myself a Market bag in hopes that some of your awesomeness will rub off on me…

Hugs,
T

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