From my last post, I started (again) my designing activities. I joined a few contests and I did not get the rhythm yet. What is the purpose of the designing activities anyway? This is to get a rhythm and try on some new tools. I am shifting to Illustrator from Fireworks. Fireworks seem to be dead but there are still users out there. It’s just a personal choice that I learn something new and Illustrator has been the “industry” standard.
Right now I have 7 logos designed in 3 weeks well for me this is a good number since I started. Besides I need to rest from my regular job, things got hectic in the office, due to deployment upgrades and ad hoc work.
I started with Sonic Acacia, It is a concept design for a rock band, an emo one for the concept. Why an emo rock band? Well I was listening with a popular Philippine band that has a lot of emo and love songs. I thought of creating a concept band logo, then the concept site.
The concept site is inspired based on the content of Blink 182 site. It has gig scheds and pages that has music video in it. I will walk you through it some other time, maybe on the web development blog I will put up. The url is already there sometime in December but I need to pile some article first so we can get some momentum on posting.
Seriously this people are busy on stage they have a lot of instruments and they all use it! Foster the people an Indie band composed of three beautiful lads from Los Angeles, California. Mark Foster (vocals with a lot of instruments on the list), Cubbie Fink (bass with a boy band look) and Mark Pintius (look like from the I am Number Four movie) they mash together and formed Foster the people.
These guys really create songs that would give you the groove. The song that would cross the boundaries of any band around that would make up the rock scene bandwagon. These guys created new music for the ear of the new generation.
Freeware Has Never Been This Great
Their debut single “Pumped Up Kicks” started as a free download in 2010 that would later on raised their value in the music scene. As the popularity of the song become viral around the music scene, they decided to create their debut album.
With no experience in touring Foster the People started some gigs on clubs that would give them a kickstart on a much larger crowd and much wider playground, a World Tour.
Foster The People
Anthony Joseph Pereira : lead guitarist and contributing songwriter of the Aerosmith. Who would have not recognized his presence on stage? The fit Portuguese is the founding members of the band, meeting with vocalist Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer. His weapon of choice, Gibson Les Paul, which is the young models from its ancestors the Juniors, Standards and Customs. To all we know that Joe is always plays his guitars and write songs, well he blend hot sauces.
Alice In Chains
Richard Stephen Sambora: The lead guitarist of Bon Jovi. Like Joe, he also leads the songwriting together with Jon. He was not in Bon Jovi immediately, until he was approached by the band that they should work together. In the rehearsal of Bon Jovi he was hired on the spot. He also come up with two solo albums, that featured Eric Clapton.
Jerry Fulton Cantrell: The guitarist of the famous Alice in Chains. He served the band well enough as lyricist and co-vocalist until the death of the late great Layne Staley. His music styles evolved in blues but it made Alice In Chains surfaced amongst the grudge and metal bands on that era.
They are all influenced by Jimmy Page an inspiration of all which includes Metallica’s Hetfield and Hammett. Jimmy Pages contributions are such remarkable having also the Order of the British Empire.