Never ones to turn down a challenge we were asked to step a little outside our comfort zone and to paint up a recently purchased Asgard bike shed with a wraparound wildflower meadow scene featuring a hummingbird. Okay then. Game on.
First up we had to come up with a design they were happy with and it’s funny how sometimes things are easy to design but tricky to paint. That should probably be a memo to self. Next up – the fun part. With the shed disassembled we got to work throwing some paint around. After a few furious hours, we had to stop due to rain but when we got back to it it all seemed to fall slowly into place. Whack a fancy little hummingbird on there and some varnish and you’re good to go. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?
Whenever i see the Harley Davidson logo I always end up thinking about Hunter S Thompson‘s interesting 1966 book about Hell’s Angels (who famously love to ride Harley Davidson bikes) and what it was like to be in a motorcycle gang. His stint with the Hell’s Angels didn’t end particularly well when he was given a beating for a remark he made about a member of the biker group.
Anyway we were asked if we could come up with a temporary Harley Davidson stencil in order to help out our friends at Lexis PR who were going for a pitch. It had to be done the next day and had to be able to be washed off if necessary. After debating as to whether we could produce something decent with some oil pastels (they were all we had at hand) we decided to give it a go and had a really rather pleasing result.