Done in the style of one of my favorite illustrators, Derek Yaniger (which itself is sort of meta since he in turn illustrates in the style of mid-century artists such as Jim Flora). This mini-poster features the wild man behind the kit for the Fellows, Tad Hutchinson, and his famous wok on a pole. Tad’s drumset often features a large wok—yes that kind of wok—on the end of a long pole. He uses the wok like a cymbal (see it in action here), but when hit it swings unpredictably back and forth, often causing him to have to duck to avoid getting hit in the head. He’s been known to sometimes wear a football helmet to protect his melon.
On the kick drum head are the letters L.L.Y.F.F., which as far as I know first appeared in the liner notes to The Replacements’ Don’t Tell A Soul as a tribute to the band, stands for “Long Live Young Fresh Fellows” or “Ladies Love Young Fresh Fellows” depending on who you ask.
Fonts used: Country Store by Font Diner.
This is mini-poster #6 out of 50. One every other day + a blog post about each. For a rundown on this project, go here. I’ve also created a Spotify playlist where I am adding tracks from each of the bands as I create their Mini-posters. Subscribe to it here. Follow me on Instagram to see in-progress work on the mini-posters.