I’ve been kind of busy lately between work and motorcycle stuff and, as you may have noticed, I’ve pretty much stopped posting vinyl stuff on here. The reason behind that is because I have been working on a new blog dedicated to just those posts. I’ve been migrating posts over to that site and getting all the workings happening. I’ve even added a few new posts already. I made the move so that it was a bit more freeing. I didn’t want to post just on a certain day or feel like that was ALL that I was posting. I’d like to get this blog back into the realm of life and design.
The image above shows the logo I’ve been working with. I have a few iterations of it and I’m digging them all. It’s got a 70s record label vibe happening and that style is even more prevalent in some of the other designs. Really groovy stuff.
Anyway, I urge you to check out my new vinyl home if you liked what I was doing before. The new site can be found at epochvinyl.com. Let me know if you like it. Hell, let me know if you hate it. I’m cool with either.
This week’s pick is a recent addition to the collection. I have been looking for a copy of Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits (1980 – Columbia Records) record for a little while now and I’ve even passed on a few of them when I found them in stores in Columbus and Cleveland. Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is a compilation of their best tunes (obviously that’s subjective) from before their early-90’s resurgence. This album is full of goodies and it won’t disappoint even the casual Aerosmith fan like myself.
I got into this album maybe a year or so ago, probably right before I landed my most recent job in Cleveland. I was looking for something that had the hits of Aerosmith’s younger, more wild days after I remembered having a greatest hits collection of theirs in my youth. It was a CD with a blue cover and it was likely the Big Ones compilation. Since I liked that album I decided this would be a good place to start over again and I began streaming this album in its place.
Vinyl Wednesday is back! I can’t say for sure how long it will last as we quickly creep into the holiday season but I’m going to do my best to keep it going until at LEAST the new year. Now, enough of that shop talk and let’s get down to business.
This is one badass band from Cleveland, OH. I’ve written about Ringworm before (here) and my opinion hasn’t changed much. This 4-song split single is totally killer. I’m going to focus mainly on Ringworm as they are the whole reason I bought this 7″.
I stumbled across this logo last week and I just had to share it. It is (from what I can gather) the overarching logo for The University of Tennessee. It’s not the logo you normally think of when somebody mentions UT or the Volunteers (Vols) athletic teams, but to me this has so much more going for it. Do I want this to appear on a jersey or helmet? No, not at all. But would I be pumped if I saw this around campus? Hell yes I would!
Now, I also REALLY like the “T” logo that everyone knows. It’s great. Timeless, classic, etc. This one just has a bit more modernity to it and that is not a bad thing. I had never seen it before last week and now I can’t get enough of it. I dig it. So should you. Now you can.
The once-mighty Chimaira heads up Vinyl Wednesday this week and wouldn’t ya know it, it’s another picture disc. I think I own three total picture discs and I’ve now covered two of them. Never been a huge fan of picture discs but I couldn’t pass this up as it was $3 on some metal merch website. I wish it was one of the regular versions of the album but for a cheap chance at some Cleveland metal, I’ll deal.
Since this is a picture disc I really don’t have a lot to say about the design. There’s a really killer evolution of the “chaos” symbol on the front, some nice photography and a pretty neat treatment for the typography on the back. I actually really dig the look of this picture disc, which is one of the reasons I bought it. Hit the jump to see some pictures and to find out what I think of the music on this album.
This is it, folks. The final set of photos from the 2015 Upper Sandusky “Autumn Cruise”. These are my picks as the best of the bunch. The top of the heap. The cream of the crop. Well, maybe they aren’t all the best but some are just favorites of mine and what’s the point of having a blog if I can’t be a little biased towards myself?
There are lots of good shots in here. Some full cars, some details, some interiors. You should know the drill by now. I love color photos of these cars but I’m a real fan of the black and white shots. I wanted to go with B&W so much more when editing all the photos but I had to show some restraint. There’s just something about old cars, the curves, the lines, chrome and adding that black & white look that just gets me. Maybe it just makes it seem even more classic.
Take a look and let me know of your favorites from this set or any others.
After I created the new branding for Black Curse Creative I thought it would be nice to work on a fun project with the elements. Obviously I chose buttons/pins. I had designed a couple pins for Kustom Persuasion a few months ago and I enjoyed the quickness of the project so I tried my hand with all of the new goodies I had at my disposal. When I got done designing them all I just had to throw them onto a leather jacket. As good as that was looking it was missing something. I decided that a patch was needed so I went into the archives and grabbed the old logo to add some spice to it all. All sorts of history right there. Wouldn’t you be pumped to see that jacket out there in the wild? I know I would.