I've always been a fan of the fascinating music and the amazing art of the '60s. I wasn't born then but I grew up heavily inspired by the spirit of this unique decade, when an era died and a new, chaotic and complex one emerged.
The handmade, striking look of the posters and album covers from the psychedelic years defined a certain style that is often imitated. Yet, I longed to have a try on merging the old rock band LPs with the thing I love: vaping. I searched through my own vinyl collection (yes, I still keep and treasure them!), album cover databases and poster sites for inspiration. Finally, I came up with something that takes an old idea (the main color and circular photo-manipulation of Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum ) and transforms it to suit a new technology and the liberating hobby it brings along, i.e. e-cigs.
It is, indeed, designed like an album cover. In the place of the band's name stand The Electronic Cigarettes. Smoke Free is, supposedly, the album title. Purple, lilac and a touch of orange offer a palette characteristic of the '60s, while the psychedelic fonts strongly identify the era. In the center, were we'd expect the group's photo to be, three stylized mechanical mods with rebuildable atomizers and drip tips stand proud.
The name of the design is simply The Electronic Cigarettes - Smoke Free and it's available on a gazillion things, from poker chips to watches!
A vaper designing for vapers and talking about e-cig culture