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Topic: God Save the Queen (and her suitcase) Photo Extravaganza!  (Read 1105 times)
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« on: April 19, 2009 12:47:00 PM »

Hidden beneath my bed is a surprisingly large vintage suitcase collection. Whenever I see one at the salvation army, I'm always tempted to buy it. There are only so many suitcases a person can own before they have to do something with them though. This one started out as a very beaten up, light blue American Traveler suitcase. The inside was stained and smelled of 30 year old cigarette smoke. Looking at it one day, I realized it wasn't punk rock enough. Enter in an ambitious plan to make it like the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen album.

The project took forever. The first time I tried it I didn't prime the suitcase and so the paint didn't stick as well. Months later, I tried again and this time used primer. The blue is spray paint. The white, green, and red are all house paint. The stencils I tried to make did not turn out well, so I ended up hand painting everything. The details of the queen were made with a sharpie. The whole suitcase was then finished with some glossy paint sealer we had in the garage.

Closeup of the Punk Rock Queen:

The suitcase:

Close-up of traditional Queen:

Side Two:

Lines from the side:

Inside Overall:

Inside Side One:

The main map is an old road map from Seattle with a small map of Strausburg, Germany used to fill in the gaps. The papers are all from various places I've visited or postcards I've been stockpiling from post-crossing. The ICA visitor's guide one is actually a three folder pocket.

Inside Side Two:

"Oh, the places you'll go!" is a Dr. Seuss quote. I had to outline the paint in red sharpie so that it would show up better. The pictures from top left: Indiana Jones, Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, Zora Neale Hurston, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Grace O'Malley, Nancy Drew, Nellie Bly, The Beatles, and Percy Fawcett. They're all my favorite explorers/adventurers/mathematician

The original cover for the album was designed in the 1970s by Jamie Reid. Here are the reference pictures I used:
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009 12:50:52 PM »

wow, that's pretty damn cool.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009 01:17:56 PM »


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I am really interested in doing a personal swap, especially for greener things like reusable lady items, wool dryer balls, or other such things.  I can knit, sew, draw, and put things together in pretty neat ways.  Please PM me if you're interested.
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