Scouring my hard drive for something, I came across the bones of this design which I made back in 2019.

I’d pitched it to a band as a gigposter but they didn’t feel it was the right fit. A few weeks later I changed the text and pitched it to a different band. They didn’t really like it either.

I can understand it in this case, some bands are expecting to see something that represents their music, perhaps with flattering lyrical references… and they are disappointed when you present your take on IKEA bed sheets.

Some artists are great at pattern design – for me it’s never really taken off! The thing is, suddenly finding it over a year later, I still quite like it!

So I’ll just use it for myself by starting a new band for artists and graphic designers. Rejected Shapes. Songs about client rejection and endless revisions. You can join if that resonates, just let me know what instrument you’re playing!