Workshed Records founder Dan O’Mahoney on designing the label’s iconic logo:
“I designed it in 1987 using a xerox machine to keep distressing the details in a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking only weeks before his death. In the 1980’s he was a bigger influence on some of the Orange County and So Cal DIY cornerstones than we seem to remember… think the HS Face Reality cover, think the End Racism merch out of San Diego, think the moral ascendancy so many of us strove for at such an early age and understand that courage and sacrifice like his demands that some degree of that values system remain present in us today.”
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
–Martin Luther King, Jr.