Took someone’s old jpg of their T-Shirt design and redid it in Illustrator.
“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” –John F. Kennedy
This was my second attempt at the Order of Khaos branding project. Playing with some positive and negative space, really wanting to push that street, revolutionary, feel.
The original idea was a simple one that quickly got out of hand as my (then) newly downloaded Photoshop watercolor brushes possessed me.
Added some shadow, duplicate image with an opacity change. I wanted it to feel like those ghost images you see of the people caught in nuclear explosions. Using a flaming outline to separate the midground image with the background one.
I think this is where I got my OK movie poster idea from. Looking at it now, this is way too centered (vertically), it feels like it the whole image wants to be dropped down until the text is resting on the lower third. I like that old propaganda poster feel the top portion of it is giving me. I might re-visit this sometime in the future.
“Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.” -Elbert Hubbard
Working in tandem with another person to get a desired outcome is a interesting process. As the artist, I have to keep an open line of communication with the client, ensuring the desired outcome in my mind is the same as the desired outcome in the mind of the client.
Sometimes this just means listening to what they want and asking simple questions, sometimes you have to dig deep, and ask really detailed questions.
In the end, just as long as you’re both on the same sheet of music, everything works out.
“Pay attention to the little things. Great doors swing on little hinges.” -Dr Tayo Adeyemi
Last semester I had an assignment to create an animated advertisement for a website promoting a beverage of our choosing. While it’s great to have the creative freedom to choose the type of beverage (which greatly influences the tone of the ad as a whole), it was also a challenge because we also had to create a logo too.
I used Illustrator to create the logo. Power Up is a energy drink, whose demographic is teenagers and college students. I had the initial concept of the old comic book action sequences, so the logo was saying that the drink would wake them up or energize them like a punch to the face. :)
Used a monster can image I found via my good friend Google and enlisted the help of Photoshops clone tool to cover up the Monster logo and text.
The Lightning was created using custom brushes I found via some rigorous Google searches (there are so many cool custom brushes out there).
Once I had all the pieces, I put them together in Photoshop and created an animated GIF.
“It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.” –Ornette Coleman
Had a lot of fun working on this logo and was able to learn some new tricks in Illustrator too, which is always a good thing.
“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” – Yoda
Unified Earth Coalition Forces
Logo project from my Illustration I class from this previous Summer Semester. Going for a mostly geometric look and feel, incorporating elements I see consistently with military logos and insignias.
It’s been many moons since I worked on anything Blue Moon related… no wonder it’s taking me so long to complete. :)
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Nurture your own confidence and make it real; don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.”
– Tom Hiddleston