Celebrating 35 years in the music business, the band would like
to use that as a theme. I got a rough image made by Philip Oakey
with the huge XXXV lettering across an image.
First thing was to design a tour poster. So using the newest THL
logo would be obvious, and adding to that, a suitable band photo.
I spent a few hours cutting out the band from the background.
Noticed Joanne's ear ring was swinging a bit, so I aligned that...
:-). The various elements (THL logo, band photo, and the XXXV
logo) were shipped to management and distributed to the various
promoters, ending up as tour posters and also various ads - they
did change it slightly, but be that as it may ;-)-
Having the cover already sorted, I went on doing the tour
programme. I was to use the photos from the Credo photo shoot,
and as I didn't (and still don't) have the typeface for the
logo/title, I made the XXXV by converting some of the letters I
made for the band logo and album title. As to an overall theme,
I decided to use the lightning beams as seen in some of the
photos from the session.
First time I made the whole programme in inDesign, but really
straight forward from there - loads of new photos thrown in with
various design elements being fictive lighning beams, and a
wonderful and funny text written by
Vic Reeves. Being an anniversary tour, I couldn't resist
going back using the backdrop with their various band-logo's
over time + an updated version of the family tree.
It was nice also for the first time (for me) to add a new album
+ a number of new official websites in the programme. The back
was a silhouette version of the front, and this ended up as a
seperate merchandise item.
Size: 250 mm x 350 mm.
Paper: heavy hi-quality matte.
photo credit: Richard Price
Besides the tour programme, I made a few suggestions to
t-shirt designs, which were produced + a few other things the
new merchandise company came up with. So in 2012 the packet of
merchandise consisted of: Tour programme, a tote bag, a fleece,
4 different t-shirts, a signed lithogramme, a pocket
mirror...and the Credo album (in some cases signed).