I designed this wordmark to mark the 25th anniversary of a musical group.
The "SPL" in the logo not only reflects the band's name - splatterkep - but also refers to Sound Pressure Levels. You can see a SPL sine wave run through the logo, reflecting the loop-based nature of much of what the band offers.
The arrow in the sine wave points to an LP (itself a nod to the band's influences as well as the word "platter" in the middle of their name.)
Finally, the arrow + red + white + blue + the circles = a nod to The Who.
If you lived in the District in 1971-1972, you'll remember a huge rivalry between fans of Redskins quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen & Billy Kilmer. They were both gods.
This slogan was printed on bumper stickers sold throughout DC, MD & VA. They were slapped on cars, park benches, barwalls, anywhere anyone might offer an opinion.
You can also buy an "I Like Billy!" tee-shirt.
I'm down to my last pair of Chucks after buying 10 pairs in 2003, when Nike bought Converse.
I was worried then that the former'd put their swoosh on the latter. They didn't though, and while I'm out, I am not going to buy any more.
Instead? I recreated from scratch a Chuck Taylor logo from the 1960s and tweaked the name. Look and feel and typography is vintage.
After being thrown out of high school in 1981 I worked at a place which did backstage catering for all the bands that came to play @ CapCentre in Largo, MD, in this case: Queen.
These backstage passes got us everywhere in the arena, and over a year-and-a-half I got to meet Freddy Mercury & Brian May; Van Halen; The Who; Ozzy Osbourne; Richie Blackmore; and others.
"Trust In God & Keep Your Powder Dry", or, "Always be prepared to take action yourself if necessary." I came across the phrase soon after watching Magnum Force, that was that, the .357 image was fully-formed.
"Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself.
But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?
45rpm adapter, No. 2: If you don’t know what this is, buy it & wear it & at least pretend you’re cool.
DELETE YOUR MP3 COLLECTION, SMASH YOUR SCREENS, SHRED YOUR CDS, LISTEN TO VINYL. IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN DOING SO.