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My sister is right now at the moment I write this building a cigar box guitar. I think even non-smokers like myself can agree that the art surrounding cigars is pretty freaking awesome.
Tell us a bit about this design.
I'm a periodic cigar smoker myself, there is nothing like a good smoke and glass of bourbon. Also, I've always been a fan of the cigar box artwork, and wanted to do something like that. Cubans long been know to produce the fines cigars and being in America, they are not readily available. I have to rely on friends and family when traveling to sneak me in a few.
Where are you from?
I'm from Nashville Tennessee. Born and raised southerner.
If I had a castle, I'd definitely have to include a basement tavern. Stocked full of the rarest and finest boose. I'd also need a micro brewery in order to brew my own frankenstout. While I'm at it I'd probably include a fully stocked laboratory so I'd be able to animate the corpses of the dead. I think that'd cover it.
I think everything inspires me. Certainly music as well as film. A lot times, when working on a particular project... say its some old turn of the century style elixir label, I through on some jazzy big band, throwback music like the squirrel nut zippers. If I'm working on a cult horror style poster design.... I'm gonna throw in some old mario bava movies. I can't go anywhere or do anything without being inspired one way or another.
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