One hot midsummer day as a toddler, collecting greenery for the traditional may pole with the family, we saw the most enormous black and grey viper lying in the sunny slope beside the road. My parents estimated it to be almost two meters long. I wanted to go up and pet it, but was told it wanted to be left alone. Since then snakes in general and vipers in particular have held a special fascination to me.

Around the time of this viper encounter my mother Silvia included an ouroboros when she designed the cover for my fathers 1974 solo album “Lyckohjulet” (“Wheel of fortune”).

One could say it’s a family tradition to use snake logos in black and white.

Much gratitude to Yuki for cleaning up and vectorising from my inexact sketch and shaping the logo as perfectly as I imagined it.

(My sketch)