Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
The Mandarins are a drum and bugle corps hailing from Sacramento, CA. I was commissioned to create artwork for custom bass drum heads that Remo Inc. would print for the drum corps.
The artwork was to be thematically cohesive with the production the Mandarins crafted for the 2019 Drum Corps International summer tour, which was called “subTerra.” Without going into too much detail, we brought many of the show’s themes together by designing a tribal, tattoo-like skull graphic to be printed on the drum heads. In combination with a reflective sparkle finish, the heads were aesthetically pleasing to look at under stadium lights, while also contributing to the overall general effect of the show.