Devon Sproule did a little mini-tour with a temporary rock supergroup featuring her actual brother-in-law Matt Curreri (Matt Curreri and the Exfriends), Ray Suen (The Killers), Andy Waldeck (Earth to Andy), and Nate Brown (Everything). Dev’s husband, Paul Curreri, drew these excellent cartoons of the band members, but each one was a kind of stand-alone portrait. The problems were these: How could you bring them together to make them look like a cohesive band without redrawing them? And how could you fit them all on poster without scaling them down too much? And could you show them in black and white (to save on printing costs) and still make them read from a distance and pop in a manner befitting their general awesomeness?
As soon as I saw them I started picturing them as paper cutouts. This allowed me to clip them each out in a very casual rock’n'roll way, and give the whole thing some depth by arranging them in three dimensions as if on a cartoon stage. Placing them on a black background with some dramatic lighting effects made them stand out with the required degree of awesomeness. What’s more, the suggestion of paper dolls seemed perfect for the character of the band — fun, ephemeral, led by a female.
And, yes, that’s the Kool-Aid font.