This one was a bit of a silly fun design that came to me at random.
I was planning a series of politically motivated designs, to coincide with the forthcoming UK General Election and had downloaded a few pictures of Police baton charging demonstrators, to use as reference material for one of the ideas.
After I separated this guy from his background and 'posterised' him a bit [to protect the guilty!] it suddenly struck me that he looked like he was playing the drums. So, off I went, in search of some suitable images of drum kits [it was actually quite a task, finding a drum kit, photographed from just the right angle]. And, all of a sudden, my plans for a bit of hard-hitting social commentary had morphed into a [hopefully] funny image of a Riot Cop, playing the drums.
The "Bobbies on the Beat" caption came to me as I was assembling the various parts of the image in _Illustrator_. And, since "more Bobbies on the Beat" is one of the mantras regularly trotted out by the various political parties, come election time, I think I almost met my original brief!
BTW: If there isn't a band out there called _Bobbies on the Beat_, there bloody well should be! And if there is a band out there called _Bobbies on the Beat_ who have just signed a massive, lucrative record deal, they should bloody well get in touch with me, to license this design!