These were the first time I'd use (what I called) the tattoo style. I would create the scene in 3D Studio, with all the lights, create textures for the craft, render it from a nice camera position and then draw an overlay for it.
This allowed me to get away with some modelling imperfections, and also make the finished result look painted, because of all the lighting effects being realistic.
For the start-out club in Brum (who earlier had used artwork for the previous 3 incarnations by Kid Acne) I decided to design 3 craft for different music genres, there was:The Funk Submarine
The Hip Hop Transporter &
The Drum & Bass Racer
Each of them got a tattoo, but I was also concious of the possibility of joining them up. As a kid I remembered the dinosaur postcards from the British Museum that would form a long landscape. This landscape would transcend sea, land and air (Seal & Dare).
So, over the period of 3 months, the 12 pieces were handed out. Some of the 'quarters' were only given out in certain venues, making the discovery of the set of 4 (never mind 12) very difficult to do. Reports have since come in that they are quite celebrated and complete on some walls (and deep, secure lock-ups).
This is the first time they've been put together online.