Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Toot, horn, etc.

(originally posted, like a year ago, updated and reposted to include "Metal smash")

Well, we don't usually like to toot our own horn, but being in the horn tooting business and all, and being the horn-tooting professionals that we are, don't'cha know, sometimes it just has to happen. Sure, that "sometimes" may sometimes seem like all the time, but that's just the way it is and if you can't handle the heat, well, get out of our car. Vrooom.

Anyhow, we got a job doing some labels for cd's put out by our professional horn toot sound effect pal, Coll, of C.A. Sound, Inc. He had some ideas that we kinda liked and all was going along well, happily making his ideas sing when, BAM!!, a completely different idea crashed into our skulls.

He's selling canned sound effects, sets of them, each one around a particular theme, so why not make the labels actual labels on actual cans. Get it?! For the canned sound effect? Uh huh, yeah you do. You get it. Well, so did our esteemed client. He loved the idea and so we made a bunch of actual labels and pasted them onto a bunch of actual cans and actually took an actual photo of it. And that's our cd cover. To date, we've done labels for cd sound effects libraries for metal smash, car destruction, house, gore, dog, metal plate and battle crowds. He's got more for us to to and when they're done, we'll post 'em here and honk our horn so you know when to look.

For "Metal smash", we made and affixed the label and then (of course) dented the can.
(We also designed his landing page, from which we stole the above image and which includes some of the favorite copy we ever wrote! You can see it here: