Our friends, Rehab, are releasing the single, 1980, off of their acclaimed album, Graffiti the World. They asked EC to create artwork to go along with their radio-promo CD’s as well as art to accompany song downloads and other fun stuff.
The lyrics to the song remind me of a bro going to his high school reunion and hollering at shortys from way back. It just so happens that my 10-year reunion is coming up soon, so it made sense to draw Rehab’d “class ring”. I intended for the colors in the ring and background to dynamically change out to the school colors of the different regions they’d promote the song in. For example, Red/Black/White for Georgia/Athens area, and Orange/Blue/Green for Florida, and so forth. Somehow the management really liked the Varsity Gold and Maroon colorway I presented. I like it too, except it sort of reminds me of the worst NFL team ever ever ever (Redskins).