I'm working on a poster for the gay indie club Pie&Mash, that I DJ'd at on Friday. As Pie&Mash usually feature a cow on their posters and I'm into mythical beasts, I decided to do a slutty, gindie-boy minotaur.
As you can see from the original rough pencil drawing on the right, he was going to be holding copies of two classic indie-pop records, "The Queen is Dead" by the Smiths and Blondie's "Parallel Lines" - but then I got worried about the legalities of using album artwork in the image, so I decided to have him holding a copy of Baudrillard's "Simulacra and Simulacrum". That kind of goes better with Pie&Mash's theme next month - cover versions and originals - and this minotaur can be (pseudo)intellectual, (g)indie and slutty all at the same time... why not? ;o)
Oh - and I just want to add that the term "gindie" (meaning "gay indie" - obviously) was coined by my good friend David Shah, former lead singer of gindie music band Luxembourg and currently the man behind The Melting Ice Caps - and you should check out their music on www.themeltingicecaps.co.uk