It all started when…

It all started with a book for my baby…

I love music, especially the buzz of a gig or festival and when you hear a new song that you can’t stop playing on repeat (I’m thinking ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ by Arctic Monkeys and ‘Pretender’ by Foo Fighters – both big favourites of mine).

We’re a family of music enthusiasts with a wide ranging taste in the tunes department but in particular my genre of choice is Rock and Indie.

Me and Dan at Kendal Calling
Me and Dan at Kendal Calling

When our baby was due I decided to begin his musical knowledge with an alphabet book of a collection of our favourite bands.  I loved drawing all the little characters and my friends seems to like the idea too.

My baby with his A-Z book
My baby with his A-Z book

The book was printed using Photobox (not the cheapest way to do it but at this point it was a one off gift) and with the help of a work colleague I also produced some posters and gave them to a few friends.

Baby, brushing up on his knowledge
Baby brushing up on his knowledge

The response was great and the more people that saw it the more requests I received. This is when Rock ‘n’ Roll Babies was born (pardon the pun!).

I figured out a way to make names and bespoke pieces as well as the full alphabet poster, which I amended to include more Manchester bands.

I’ve so many ideas and love creating designs that people like and will also bring a little musical education to the small people in our lives.

A-Z of Music book
A-Z of Music book

As a final note I’d like to thank the friends who have helped me get off the ground with this idea, Katrina Gallagher (Digitangle), Louisa Grant (Graphic Designer), Nick Ogden (Graphics), Dave Scott (Chapel Press) and Tony Gallagher (Lazy Dasies Picture Framers). Also a thanks to Sarah Lyons (Clay on Words) and Daniel Rankine (hubby and number 1 fan) for encouraging me to start this journey!

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