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Blade Runner poster

12 Aug

So I got inspired while watching Blade Runner earlier this evening and decided to mock-up a tribute movie poster.

This was one of those rare occasions where the initial sketch actually almost perfectly informed the final design, plus some additional improvements of course. Fun times.

Sidenote: I did the entire thing, on a bed, with the trackpad. I fucking hate trackpads.

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Chiseled Type

6 Aug

A quick little experiment, trying to recreate old styled chiseled text. The old 60s Hercules cartoon was the first thing that popped into my mind. I miss that show – it was a classic.

Spark

4 Jul

Witty title, hey? *ahem* This is a little visual experiment I did this afternoon. I was feeling distinctly guilty for the distinct lack of my own tests/experiments posted for the last while so I decided to work through a tutorial and see what I could come up with. I’ve set myself a goal to try to do at least a couple of CS tutorials a week in order to pick up some of the tricks of the trade.

Applause! poster

23 Jun

This is a quick little poster I did for my the missus’ performing art’s business. Its nice and simple and the intention was to emphasize their four sort of key offerings and to make it appealing to kids under 8 or so and/or their parents, but without being kitchy or cartoony. I tried to do this by injecting a some summery/fun colour – it also served the purpose of helping to make them stand out where ever they’ll be posted.  In retrospect, I over-did the drop shadow on the large text, but whatever 🙂

 

 

 

 

Justus Oehler + Harry Pearce’s Haiti posters

18 Jun

Obviously a bit dated now but these are great typographic posters for raising aid during the Haiti earthquake by Justus Oehler and Harry Pearce from Pentagram. I absolutely love the one that incorporates seismic activity into the word Haiti, very clever.

Branding + DIY Zine electives

15 Jun

I just handed in my assignments for my two electives, one on branding and one on DIY Zines. The brief for the branding being to come up with a concept for a new bank or political party and create a communication that is meant to establish trust. I used a slightly facetious approach for it but the idea was an online only bank. I did my DIY Zine on the Modest Mouse album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. I essentially tried to visually interpret some of the lyrics and general themes from the album. It was a short A5 booklet that folded out into an A3 poster.

As always, I would’ve liked more time to put into them, but hey such is life.

DIY Zine – A5 booklet

A3 poster

Dead Mouse

7 Jun

So I’ve completely slacked off and not been posting everyday or anywhere near it in quite some time. No excuses, but I will say that my major hand in at the end of May left me pretty burnt out and needing to step back from it all. I’ve been thinking about it and I’m not actually so sure creating daily designs is very realistic or even entirely beneficial (quantity over quality?!)…BUT, I still need to get back to it…at least designing and posting  a couple things a week. Anyway, enough yammering from me. Today’s post is a typographic experiment for my DIY Zine elective, which is going to be a visual interpretation of  the incredible Modest Mouse album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. With a title like that, how can it NOT be an amazing album?!  I am still struggling with it a bit to be honest but unless I change my mind (AGAIN!), its going to primarily focus on some of the more interesting and powerful lyrics. Admittedly,  this has given me a bad case of analysis paralysis but I’m now trying to trust my gut and just get on with it and execute my initial vision.