Along with the Beavis and Butt-Head typography, the folded-out cover features a collage of images taken from Green Day’s music video for “Walking Contradiction.” That song, of course, comes from Insomniac (1995), the cover for which was collage by Winston Smith who also did art for the Dead Kennedys and other 80s punks. Speaking of covers, one of the Direct Hit! songs on the 7″ was originally written and performed by a band called The Side Project, whose music sounds like lots of punk bands from the 1990s.
I did all of the artwork for the upcoming split 7″ record by Direct Hit! and The Haverchucks. It comes out on October 9th and the cover looks like that. It folds out and looks even more rad. When the thing is released I’ll show off a bit more of the package and talk some more about the process. The inspiration should be somewhat obvious but there’s a bit more to the story…
Nick from Direct Hit! is doing this thing with his pal Andrew and I designed the poster. Details above. In the poster. Which looks even better in print than on screen (full size 11″ x 17″), by the way. It’s in Milwaukee so if you want to print and post this wherever you live you should probably write “(It’s in Milwaukee)” somewhere on there.
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