Gary Panter’s FeedDemon Illustration

[Gary Panter illustration]Gary Panter is perhaps best known as the head set designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse and the creator of album covers for artists such as Frank Zappa and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it’s his work as an underground cartoonist that first impressed me.

So, when I discovered that Panter offers custom artwork based on free association of your keywords, I immediately pulled out my wallet. Thinking that Panter could create an unusual illustration for FeedDemon, I gave him the words “news” and “demon” and waited for him to complete the artwork. Well, he did not disappoint me :) Panter’s FeedDemon illustration arrived yesterday, and as you can see it’s nicely done. It’s not exactly the sort of design you’d expect as a corporate logo, but you can be sure I’ll find a good spot for it. Thanks, Gary!

4 thoughts on “Gary Panter’s FeedDemon Illustration

  1. Sorry Nick, but I think it’s pretty umm…ugly. It certainly is unique and well-drawn and all, but somewhat frightening to say the least. Just my humble opinion.

  2. I agree that it’s too scary for a product logo – words like “war,” “disaster” and “death” may sell insurance, but they won’t sell an RSS reader :) I really just wanted a Gary Panter illustration of my own, regardless of whether I could use it.
    Of course, with a little cropping it would work well with the caption “Prevent information overload,” or some other phrase which could apply to FeedDemon.

  3. Say “news” and “demon” together, and you get a buttoned-down obsessive that can’t quit with something that scares the boogaloo out of him but is also his only comfort.
    Very cool. Not commercial, but cool.

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