Beer and Skittles

Tim Bollinger

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Beer and Skittles
Measurements.Format EP
45 rpm
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Four colour
Techniques Cartooning
Creator.Personal name Tim Bollinger
Role Designer
Front cover. Tim Bollinger has contributed writing to the NZDA Comics section. Bollinger also designed the cover for ' A bop in the ocean', a record by Bill Lake and the Living Daylights.
Creator.Personal name Andrew Clouston
Role Designer
Back cover
Creator.Corporate name The Hulamen
Role Record Label
Creator.Corporate name Eelman
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1982
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this EP.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number Eelman001
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0060_f, nzgda_rc_i_0060_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 767677
Style/Period.Style Cartoon
Culture New Zealand
Subject Car, beach, fish, bottle, bowling ball, paua shell, rocket ship, fish, men, flags, stars
Relation Prodesign # 50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
This image was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Relation Rugby Racing and Beer, by Rod Derritt
This record also makes ironic reference to New Zealand beer drinking culture.
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover is a cartoon rendered in flat red, black, yellow and blue with black line drawing. A black car is driving out of the surf on to a beach, sending two red fish flying. In the foreground of the image, sitting in the yellow sand are a lawn bowls ball, a beer bottle, and a paua shell. In the background are two islands each with a straggly tree. The car number plate is licensed to Hula County and the word Eel is on the side of the car. The typefaces are all hand generated in a similar cartoon style, as is the flaming number 7 in the lower right corner. The cover image is bordered by a thin red frame. [KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover is also in a cartoon style with small images of an eel-man, a slug-man, a rocket blasting off, flags and a cowboy with a speech bubble proclaiming " It's not all beer and skittles shaping the culture of New Zealand". These images and the text are all rendered in black. The text is hand written - originally with a marker pen, and consists of song titles, musicians and instruments and other credits. The back cover is bordered by a red frame which is bisected by a white line which at the center top and bottom becomes zig zags. [KY]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Eelman records
Permission to present this work in the NZDA has been given by Eelman Records.
Typography The band name across the top is white with a yellow drop shadow against a black background.
Weight Light
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Upper case
Typography The EP title in the lower left is white with blue diagonal stripes and a black border and drop shadow.
Weight Light
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Upper case
Typography Additional text on the front cover is in fine black marker pen.
Weight Light
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Typography The text on the back cover is in an irregular hand generated sans serif type.
Colour Black
text/uri-list (0k)  Visit the Hulamen at the Eelman Site.