Artwork for Young Offenders 12″ vinyl.
I was recently commissioned to do this 12″ LP jacket art for San Francisco based ‘punk rock sensations’ The Young Offenders. Well, actually, my mate Tim is in the band and he asked me to do it in exchange for several flagons of foaming ale, which, I hasten to add, have yet to be forthcoming. Anyhow it turned out nice, so no hard feelings. In case you’re wondering, The Young Offenders themselves are no one’s idea of young, but they are adequately offensive– procuring a fine approximation of the late 70’s British Punk Rock that I’m actually old enough to have experienced first hand. (For anyone who’s easily impressed I still have my front row ticket stub for the Buzzcocks supported by Joy Division at the Edinburgh Odeon, 1979.) The album is available for download on iTunes or, preferably, as a limited edition 12″ red vinyl from Deranged Records, complete with beautifully printed, full size, genuine cardboard album cover for a mere $10. The LP labels were hand drawn by yours truly as well, but you only get to see them if you buy the fucker*.
*This gratuitously offensive expletive has been included in a pathetically tame attempt to generate an atmosphere of ‘Punk Rock’ nihilism.