Thanks to everyone who voted in the Being Friends With Boys Sad Jackal band logo contest! It was fun to watch the votes come in, and I’m happy to announce that my good friend (and, in my opinion, great artist) Stewart Haddock created the winning design!
I asked Stewart a little bit about his art, and this design, plus being friends with girls, and here’s what he had to say:
All my art is just little stuff. Cards and gifts to people or maybe something I just give away. I just think of something and do it. Being asked to do something was different and made it harder. It wasn’t that it was a band logo specifically, just that it seemed there were expectations. I guess you learn how to deal with that in art school. I should have gone to art school, huh? I almost begged out, since nothing I was coming up with was any good. Then I just figured I would make something simple and since it would be on a t-shirt and every color adds to the price of the shirt, I thought a linocut would make a nice mono-color image. (trying to think like a band might think) I like it enough. Text is very hard with linocut, for me at least, and I wish that looked better.
I am a terrible artist. Looking at the other designs really drives the point home.
Being friends with girls’s cool. What do you want me to do, write a book on it!? Just messing with ya. I’m not really offering to write a book.
Stewart is also the Community Organizer and Conceptual Artist for the Inman Park Squirrel Census, which is, in my opinion, just one of the many, many reasons why he is so awesome, and why I’m glad his art is representing Being Friends With Boys!