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[Misspent Youth] Spot-illo/icon suggestions?

I’m working with Jennifer Rodgers and Joshua AC Newman on the art and layout for Misspent Youth. I need your help!

The layout and design conceit of the book is that it’s going to be punk zine style, such as Maximum Rocknroll (which looks like this). I am ordering from Jenn a set of 10 little black-ink mini-illustrations to use as icons/plug-marker thingies between articles. These are meant to be flavorful and neat. This is the list I have so far. I need more! Any suggestions?

A skateboard
A slingshot
A pack of cigarettes, or a lit cigarette, or maybe a joint
A taped-up baseball bat.
A bike chain.
A gas mask


April 16, 2008 - Posted by | Misspent Youth | , ,


  1. Hey Robert,

    A pair of docs is synonymous with youth cult.

    Comment by iamclyde | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. What about some futuristic versions of this stuff? A hoverboard maybe?

    Comment by orklord | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  3. On the classic punk/anarchist/rebel iconography:
    molotav cocktail
    a broken nightstick
    an opened jar of hair dye

    Comment by orklord | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  4. Here’s the final list:

    * gas mask
    * STOP sign with “the pigs!” or “cops” graffitied on it
    * cracked riot helmet
    * raised fist with a spiked bracelet, maybe with the suggestion of a UPC code tattoed on it
    * cctv/security camera
    * combat boots/Docs
    * Molotov cocktail
    * lit joint
    * neck-tie noose
    * spiked mohawk head in silhouette, maybe stylized, maybe with tape on mouth in white

    I’ve asked Jenn to make sure that a slingshot appears on my back cover image because I’m so goofily enamored with them.

    Comment by robertbohl | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  5. …Molotav cocktail for the win

    So, nothing futuristic in any of the imagery of the game, Rob? Did I misread that this game is set in the near future?

    Comment by orklord | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  6. It is most certainly a sci-fi game. And the back cover image probably will and the front cover image certainly will have sci-fi-y stuff in them.

    Comment by robertbohl | April 19, 2008 | Reply

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