The design was split into two as is shown below so that the drop shadow and the front of the design can be the two different colours as is outlined by the brief.
When considering the colours I took into account the fact that for the image aspects that are to accompany the type, I have decided on white ink on black paper. So, I have chosen white for the drop shadow (so that it is possible for the ink to drip from this part of the lettering) and gold for the front, this is to outline and increase the suggestion of the 'gangster' aesthetic mentioned earlier, aiding the suggestion of wealth and corruption.
The first lyre i printed was the gold and I had to add a bit more powder pigment to achieve a dense enough colour to sit upon the black.
However, printing this layer first proved a mistake because matching every aspect of the drop shadow to exactly the edge of the front so that they didn't over lap proved practically impossible.
So, I had to do another run with the drop shadow first and the gold layer to finish.