I’m looking for a (preferably London-based…) graphic designer and illustrators (preferably queer or queer-adjacent… 😉).
This cult cinema lark rather caught me by surprise last summer and I’ve been pumping out DIY graphics ever since (sweating every ounce of my limited Keynote skill set… 👨🏻💻😅). So, it’s time to get a serious grip.
I’m looking to commission a graphic designer to help me devise an integrated brand/logos for TOKEN HOMO, BAR TRASH and with @lastframeclub, our QUEER HORROR NIGHTS. Mainly to pimp this website tokenhomo.com (which I will continue to build and maintain myself), sister socials @tokenhomo and occasional bits of print.
Because I’m totally old-school I would rather you were London-based so we can have a beverage and co-create IRL (if the 🦠😷 taught me anything it’s that I don’t thrive virtually…).
All work is paid (obvs) but as I sell the majority of my film tickets for £1-3, budgets are modest (I know everyone says that…). The main thing is the brand solution has to be self-sustaining (with occasional special projects and refreshes from you). That’s about giving me easy-to-use logos and design templates (preferably in the Affinity software family) so I can keep pumping out good social shit.
The departure point for my design ideas is the vast library of vintage drive-in newspaper ads (like these). I’m looking more for a vibe than anachronistic copies… It’s all about putting a queer showmanship spin on cult films and the sheer joy of shared cinema experiences (… over a few drinks!).
After that, I’ll also be looking to commission illustrators and artists (who don’t need to be London-based) to help me create some sexy merch that reflects what I’m creating with my amazing audiences (a queer-enabled, cult cinema community of beautiful geeks, nerds and oddballs…). Partly because @daisymayhem_ told me to “get merch” (which is reason enough ✊) but also because it would be hot to proselytize queer/cult cinema more widely.
If you think this might be you, or you know someone who can help, please get in touch here. I’ll update this post when the search is done (or when I need more help!). THx