2016 was the 25th Anniversary of the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. Radiohead was playing music, Brainstorm was designing merch. Things were going to be big.
In April of 2016 we were asked by C3 Presents, the folks responsible for this wonderful show, to create a full suite of designs to be used as official merch for the upcoming anniversary show. We were totally blown away. Someone at their headquarters in Austin put a print of ours on the wall and when they were looking for a designer for new merch there we were, staring them right in the face.
Our designs were all abstractly based on the Buckingham Fountain and Cloud Gate Bean which are both really memorable spots in Grant Park where they have the festival. The designs were made into everything! Blankets, mens tees, ladies tees, tank tops, hats, enamel pins, hoodies, and even baby onesies. We keep the blanket up on the wall in the studio. It's too nice to use.