Return of Laichzeit

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An Italian Rammstein website has just used my ‘Laichzeit’ typography picture as the image for its’ lyrics page! That’s amazing!

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‘Fish On’ – Lindemann: Typography illustration

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Finally got round to listening to Lindemann’s album ‘Skills in Pills‘ and couldn’t miss the opportunity of illustrating ‘Fish On’. Not heard so many fish-euphemisms in one place since ‘Laichzeit’ by Rammstein. Till Lindemann certainly does like his fish poetry and it is always so unbelievably amusing to illustrate.

And the result is my usual illegible typography swirling from a (rather phallic-looking) eel’s mouth, crawling from the zip of some bloke’s jeans (I can only dream they’re Till’s!). My mind is truly climbing the H.R.Giger counter since leaving university. I’ll never be anywhere near Giger’s genius but he is always an inspiration.

Note: for anyone who’s not a fisherman and unsure of what the item is in the top right corner, it’s a discourger, used for removing hooks from a fish’s throat. Along with the hook, one to catch and one to let go it seemed appropriate for the song!

Typography urge- ‘Reise Reise’ – Rammstein

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Another Rammstein-inspired typography experiment. Rammstein are my favourite band and I always end up whistling one of their songs at random while at work. It’s usually ‘Mutter’ or ‘Laichzeit’ that springs out when I start whistling but recently it’s been the chorus of ‘Reise Reise’. So I’ve fuelled the tune into a typography experiment to see if I can finally get a different song in my head. The typeface is loosely based on the old Fraktur typefaces but with more (technically-called) squiggly bits.

The other Rammstein-inspired piece I did a month or so ago was based on ‘Laichzeit’, meaning ‘spawning time’.

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