Sgt. Pepper logo

or: I get by with a little help from my friends
February 1988
Materials:  black cotton T-shirt, fabric paints, red roses, solitude
Word art

14 February 2008. It was twenty years ago today.

In February of 1988 I was in college and single. Since I had no one special to share Valentine's Day with, I decided to give an anonymous long-stemmed red rose to each of my close female friends. I smuggled the flowers into the dorm and taped them to the appropriate doors in the small hours of the night.

This was the logo I designed for the card that accompanied each rose. I was inspired by the typography of Roger Dean, as I am to this day:

I painted a T-shirt for the occasion, shown in the image at the top of this page.