So it’s been over 10 years since the Loose Caboose Coffee House shutdown and stopped making all that racket in West Monroe & Monroe, Louisiana. I thought it would be fitting to post the artwork for the t-shirt that I was working on that final year. Before the Loose Caboose was morphed and resold to become the University Pub, then Atomic Coffee & Tea, then finally Cottonport Coffee. I hear the espresso machine is somewhere in Ouachita Parish.
My wife thinks it’s a pseudo-self-portrait. It might be a little. Inspiration for it actually came from a Billy Goat performance at the Caboose. If you drank coffee, went to show, or loitered at the Loose Caboose in the 90’s you might understand.
This was a quick logo done for a collective group of Ruston, Louisiana based musicians. It was just a very quick logo to help them promote their gigs as a collective group comprised of two normally separate bands. This was completed sometime in 1994 while I was still enrolled at Louisiana Tech.
Inspiration was the center label for classic blues vinyl records. This is the color version. The logo was mostly used in black and white for fliers.