I’d like to introduce a band I’ve been working with, Good Love:
Rock/Funk (slash rap, rhythm and blues) band from Alabama is insanely talented.
The audio isn’t the best in the world, you know, because it was recorded live, but here’s a sample:
Rest assured! More is coming soon.
All in good time. Mainly this post is a lesson in cooperation across vast distances. The band had some concept artwork, but it needed a nice polish to it. Enter talented, creative individuals and a friction-less economy.
Zinodaur is a superb graphic designer from Romania who I located promoting/selling his skills on the internet for bitcoin. The entrepreneurship of this younger generation astounds me. I had to test his skill-set.
You can read his description here in his portfolio.
The band had 2 excellent ideas/concepts for logos and artwork.
The first original design was quite good and we only wanted to clean it up and get it ready for print. The logo at the top of this page was the finalized design and we’ve been using it to mock up some t shirts. What do you think?
These are all still in the “research and development” stage, but some samples of this design have been ordered for a select few die-hard fans to perform “field trials“.
The second concept was a drawing in the shape of heart on a sheet of lined notebook paper. The letters of the words “Good Love” were in the shape of the heart. I asked Zinodaur to take this design concept and also incorporate negative space between the lettering; a musical instrument; perhaps I asked him for “something groovy”. He said this wouldn’t entirely be an easy job and it might take him some time.
3 days and 3 bitcoins later, he came through with this and we couldn’t be happier:
So expect some of these available for purchase soon at a Good Love show near you. Right now, the plan is to sell them for $10 so we can break even.
They should be Available by the April 27th show coming up at The Crimson Tavern.