Hello Fellow Geeks,
Sometimes an idea comes along that you never want to give up. It all started like most of our ideas start, with a “wouldn’t it be awesome if we made _____”. And we all laughed said “Yeah!” and “Totally!”. That was 5 years ago.
Over the years I did occasional research on the “D.L.” under a wide emotional mix of pride and shame. I never desert a dream and I held on to the fleeting hope that someday...maybe...
Last year kicked my butt. So this year I decided to stop giving up and start crossing things off my bucket list. I am not telling you a lie when I admit this was on my list.
I gathered all my accumulated research and met with an artist. I discussed the really important things, like a sincere lip and popped collar. Many drafts later, and criticisms like “Does that leg look too...heavy?” we had the image. I have a deep emotional reaction every time I look at it. Images should evoke...this one hurt me a little, but never made me cry... yet.
Next I took the image and created my look board - delicately crafting a color palette that pays homage to the original inspiration.
Finally I was ready to run around and prototype!
Upon being shown, my cohorts were like, “good one!” and had lots of complimentary spit-takes to contribute. Then the realization hit them and they were all like “Dude, I want one”. I never want to let them down, so instead of keeping it to myself, I am sharing it with all of you..who happen upon it.
It’s my birth month and I am gonna give you, the offer of friendship...or fiendship. The cumulation of 5 years of never giving up on the dream. An item to proudly use in your home, or inflict on others. An item being hailed as a uniter, divider and conversation starter. Ladies and Gentlemen of the world, I proudly present, without further ado:
Rick's Back will never
How to get your own Rick Roller.