Los Angeles-based DJ and music producer, Duke Skellington, approached me awhile back to create a new logo design his DJ brand. He also wanted me to help him create illustrations for t-shirts and merch that could be sold at gigs and on his website. After a lot of brainstorming, we came up with the following 30’s-inspired skeleton design as well as the accompanying logo. One challenge to creating both the illustration and logo, was that his signature bow-tie, hat, and umbrella had to be included. The logo was the most challenging, as I made many attempts to incorporate the umbrella into the logo, while still maintaining a clean, modern look that would read well at a small size on a festival or club poster. The following two images are the result of that collaboration.