Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 39-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
History swirls in David’s illustration. Is the family now? Are they from the ‘60s? Hairband, cut-offs, sunglasses. It’s hard to tell. Is it David’s intention to make us wonder? I found I was trying to place an era on the sunglasses style to determine when this is supposed to be.
“Vacant Night Sky” from Sitting On Snaps (Matador, 1995) (download):