When an old friend gets in touch saying that his band are looking to commission an artist to draw up a rose logo for them I was over the moon! Such an exciting project! Jason gave me the specifications saying he wanted a simple rose, in a kind of traditional tattoo style, white on black with their name worked into it. Drawing this up I used white paint on a textured black paper. I decided to use this type of paper to help the band envision the logo on other things such as tees or the back of a denim jacket!
Jason got in touch with me on a second occasion, this time he asked me to have a listen to their new songs that they were working on, as well as having a read of the lyrics. He asked me to draw something up for each song in a similar tattoo style to their logo. I picked out some of my favourite lines from the songs and tried to relate them into artwork. I decided to work the title of each song into the work around the image.