Outstanding Otto’s “Badge Of Honour”!

Now, I don’t normally name fellow SM fans commenting and sharing things on SM groups on my blog, especially when things are shared by fans on private groups – but the Simple Minds Official Group is a public group and Otto deserves a shoutout for such a brilliant thing.

In my wildest dreams I’d have loved to have replicated this artwork with real badges, but I was more than happy with a signed lithograph version framed on my wall.

Not good enough for Otto. He went one better! He collated all the still images used by Stuart Crouch for the design of the badges and went and had ALL 233 BADGES MADE AND PRINTED! How fucking amazing is that?!

I salute you, Otto! That’s fabulous work, my friend. Well done!

If I could have just ONE of those badges, it would be the one towards the top left of the heart – a still of Jim from Top Of The Pops – of their debut on it performing Promised You A Miracle. Jim’s in “the jaiket”. Delicious!

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The Tees Tease

Dang! Okay, so it was a SFY shirt…and well, it isn’t looking too dissimilar in concept to the Grandslam Summer design, to be honest.

I know Stuart is the current designer. And he’s fabulous…oh, but to just DREAM of something like that! One break! One special one off. And not even for monetary gain or anything, but just to be able to say “Frigging wow! What an honour! The band I love are allowing me to design a shirt!” It would be unreal.

But there we are. That’s not how the world works.

Still, one could argue I’ve had my five minutes.

Damn! I hate when my green-eyed monster rears its ugly head. But, god…it would just be so amazing.

I always want more.