The mead recipe includes raspberry blossom honey and passionfruit. Raspberries work well as design elements, but passionfruits have an unpleasant texture. So I focused on the passionfruit flower instead. The primary color had to be purple. The first song that came to mind was Prince’s Raspberry Beret and then Joe Satriani’s Raspberry Jam (which almost became the name of the mead). I initially sketched a guitar player with a raspberry head in front of a stack of amps, but the design was too similar to my design for another Silver Hand Mead called All Blues (All Blues is a blueberry playing the trumpet). My second iteration was a passionfruit flower surrounded by raspberries, but it lacked the energy of the initial design. So finally, I turned the passionfruit flower into the body of the guitar and surrounded it with raspberries which explode out from the center. The guitar amp stacks are subtle design elements in the background and bright purple stage lights whine through a texture of fog. The design almost feels paisley, which connects well as an homage to Prince.