Friday, October 28, 2011

Special Edition Black Cat Halloween Pedals!

Halloween is just around the corner, and this is the BEST time of year to have a Black Cat cross your path! To help celebrate our favorite time of year, we made a small batch of Halloween themed OD-1, Super Fuzz, Mini Trem and OD-Fuzz pedals. The artwork features our notorious Black Cat, accompanied by flying bats and a witch on a broomstick, all silhouetted by a giant yellow harvest moon.

Our super talented graphic designer Sarah Radawich wasn't available to help with this one, so I ended up doing the graphic myself. The process was more painful and took much longer than having it done by a professional, but I eventually came up with something suitable. It really forced me to face my fear of vector graphics and aversion to Adobe Illustrator. I'm sure Sarah would've come up with something better, but I'd say it's not too shabby for an amateur attempt. Whaddaya think?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Black Cats in White

What's black and white and all around awesome? How about these custom color (?) Black Cat OD-1 and Mini Trem pedals. Our dealer in South Korea requested a batch of these cats in white. We had them done locally by the same place that does our standard production enclosures. I looked at about 152 different shades of white paint samples until I was snowblind. I finally found this frosty cold and creamy shade of goodness for them to powdercoat the boxes with; the boxes were then silkscreened in black. They turned out better than I had imagined and make a rather striking appearance. Who knew the absence of color could make so bold an impression?