Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Relationship Between Duct Tape and the Star Wars Death Star - Typography Poster Day 31

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side & a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
























Fini. Just like poor Alderaan.

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side & a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

I'm pushing the boundaries of little to no illustration but I say it's only circles. That's my justification and I'm sticking with it. I never realized how much the Death Star looks like an olive. If I drank (or ate olives) I'd be tempted to have a martini to celebrate the end of this month's challenge.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuna Fruit - Typography Poster Day 24

It's helpful people say tuna fish, since I would hate to confuse it with tuna fish.
























It's helpful people say tuna fish, since I would hate to confuse it with tuna fish.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sweat Suits and Pink Tutus - Typography Poster Day 23

Sweat Suits and Pink Tutus Typography Poster
























I used to envy moms with fashionable daughters. Mine kids were usually covered in dirt and they refused to wear anything other than sweat suits and pink tutus. Sometimes they wore them together.

OK, they also liked to dress up in super hero costumes and they still do on occasion.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Dining In - Typography Poster Day 22

dining in rebus
























I like the way the D in the tittle looks like a cauldron and the rest of the I reminds me of a ladder back chair.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

There Are No Bad Vegetables, Only Misunderstood Ones - Typography Poster Day 20

There Are No Bad Vegetables, Only Misunderstood Ones
























I must admit artichoke is one of my favorite vegetables, it only looks dangerous.

There Are No Bad Vegetables, Only Misunderstood Ones



















The colors in the gradient came from actual vegetables.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bicycle Riding in 92% Humidity Is A Cure For A Good Hair Day - Typography Poster Day 15

Bicycle Riding in 92% Humidity Is A Cure For A Good Hair Day


I announced this after returning from a rather sweaty bike ride in winds that would have made the Wicked Witch of the East nervous.

I made the poster in Illustrator with a grey gradient in the text. It needed a bit more so I opened it Photoshop.

Layer 2 - Edit > Fill with # 749dbc. Blend mode Overlay

Layer 3 - Add a desatuated grunge texture image. Blend mode Overlay. Opacity 43%

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

I Before E Except After C Weird - Typography Poster Day 12

I before e except after c, weird. Poster
























I used think there were no exceptions to certain things I learned in school. There are 9 planets, 5 senses, we use 10% of our brains and i before e except after c. I feel so disillusioned.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Do Not Spoil What You Have - Typography Poster Day 7

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don't have. Poster with rainbow colorsDo not spoil what you have by desiring what you don't have. Remember that what you now have was something you hoped to have.















































Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don't have. Remember that what you now have was something you hoped to have. I just realized I forgot to kern the word "have." I think I'll just have to ignore it and move on.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Never give up on a dream just because the of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway. - Typography Poster Day 6

Never give up on a dream just because the of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.
Never give up on a dream just because the of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.

My hometown radio station used to play Earl Nightingale segments, he was enormously popular.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Monster Under The Bed - Typography Poster Day 4

monster under the bed poster
























Blanket on. Too hot.
Blanket off. Too cool.
One leg out. Perfect.
What was that noise.
Need to move feet stealthily.
Dread intensifies.
Toes safe hidden out of reach.
Blanket on. Too hot...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Humorous Animal Group Names - Typography Poster Day 3



typography poster of funny animal group names
typography poster of funny animal group names
typography poster of funny animal group names


























A herd of cows isn't as amusing as a flamboyance of flamingos. Many animals groups have interesting names and the poster has the ones I enjoyed the most. The type has curves to resemble animal stripes.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Crayon Colored Draw Outside The Lines Poster - Typography Poster Day 2

motivational poster about overcoming restrictions

























She couldn't keep her colors inside the lines so she drew new lines.

The eight colors in the typographic poster represent the colors in an 8 pack box of Crayola crayons.


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Humorous Calorie Definition Poster - Typography Poster Day 1

humorous calorie definition poster
























Calories. Tiny creatures living in your closet that sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night. This explains a lot.

This month I'm going to explore typographic posters. There will minimal, if any, illustration beyond colored backgrounds.