Let’s Rock Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day creeping up on us fast I thought that I should do some card designs, but I’m just not into the whole sentimental thing that comes with Valentine’s day, it seems forced, contrived and unrepresentative of relationships as I know them. Although the history of the festival is quite interesting and starts to make the whole thing make a bit more sense, maybe. Apparently it’s not just a day of nonsense made up by Hallmark, who knew?
Anyway, enough of the Valentine’s bashing – it’s a day to take a bit of time out to appreciate the number one man or women in your life and that is an awesome thing! So I started to look around for inspiration that resonated with me a bit more and guess where I found it? In 80s hair rock, yacht rock, metal and power ballads! Of course. I have a playlist on my iPod full of this kind of stuff (oh, who am I kidding, I have several playlists) from ACDC to Starship, via Bon Jovi and Kiss I have a huge soft spot for this musical cheese.
The lyrics are fun and optimistic and just what I was looking for. So I set about combining them with some 80s design magic – some Miami Vice Pastels, some CocaCola lipstick pop and some gothic metal typefaces!
So here are the first three designs:
Kiss – I Was Made For Lovin’ You, Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now and Warrant – Cherry Pie
All three of the cards are available in my online shop and come with matching envelopes. I will be adding to this collection in the coming weeks and doing some prints of these as well that would make lovely gifts for your super special someone.