“Raconteur, humourist, art teacher, rocknroller and bon
vivant Ian Dury employed us to design an album called
Different Strokes but Ian Dury wasnt very enamoured with any
of our suggestions and dealt with this disappointment by
telling us hed changed that title to Mr. Lovepants at the
last moment. What do you think? he asked with a big grin.
As I walked down his front steps it struck me, literally
between the eyes, that Mr. Lovepants was not human but a
dog, a dog who panted heavily, namely a boxer who wore boxer
shorts. Ho ho, job done.
“The shorts had to be anatomically designed as one might
imagine, a boxer being well hung as they say. Custom made
shorts had to be worn on the beach in Bermuda, of course, as
in Bermuda shorts and decorated with triangles as in Bermuda
Triangle of course. All this word association was right up
Ian Durys street.