This is my poster process for my own business card. In my search to find reference I found a poster Shepard Fairey had created. You can see here how I took the basic shapes and began to create my own design. The ink portrait was done by Shogun G. Curtis. Thanks to him I have a very snazzy card, full of verisimilitude.
This is a tutorial that I really liked, because it helped me to understand the underlying process used in the Luckadaisy characters. It is a similar process to my own, though the artist has added some excellent points, a unique perspective, and a truly beautiful way of presenting the information in the tutorial.
Known as Exploitation films. Grindhouse films were movies that is promoted by “exploiting” often lurid subject matter. The term “exploitation” is common in film marketing, used for all types of films to mean promotion or advertising. These films then need something to exploit, such as a big star, special effects, sex, violence, romance, etc. An exploitation film, however, relies heavily on sensationalist advertising and broad and lurid overstatement of the issues depicted, regardless of the intrinsic quality of the film. Very often, exploitation films are of low quality in every sense. Even so, exploitation films sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings.
We love these collection of poster for Grindhouse. A classic look at simple poster design. All elements are hit here. TITLE, SUBTITLE, DYNAMIC IMAGE AND BODY OF TEXT. You can check out more here.
Here we have another gem of demo of how to create your own font with hand lettering block style. This demo Was made by Shogun G. Curtis and diagrams the process for making your own font.
Shogun G Curtis Poster and Hand font Lesson. General Zato Ribot, Zatoichi Ribot, Humble School. This short tutorial is a page that was done by Shogun G Curits and displays various font styles and ideas for posters.
I’m always looking for ways to combine existing textures to make new and interesting resources for you guys. This time around I took a bunch of paper textures, some of them stained, and combined them in layers with different blending modes in Photoshop. I also used a high-res set of watercolor brushes to add a little extra detail. The outcome is a brand new set of textures for you guys to utilize in your designs. I hope you like ‘em!
Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
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Mike Giant’s career is the result of genuine curiosity and decades of drawing for five hours a day. He’s been—and remains—a world-class graffiti writer, tattooist and illustrator with his REBEL8 line. He’s made zines, skateboard designs, animations, prints, collages and stacks of interesting artist and company collaborations. He travels all over the world, rides his bikes, practices mindfulness, smokes a gang of weed, and is a fully tattooed goofball that one can bring to dinner parties.
Whether a page drawn in a friend’s black book amid collected signatures of other graffiti writers, or the large-scale works he hangs in galleries, Mike Giant’s drawings will fool you, even up close. The cleanliness, razor edges and solid blacks of the images all come from a Sharpie and Mike’s surgeon-steady hand, but look like they were printed. “In some ways, I took a lot of pride in that,” Mike explains. “As the graphic world has become more fixated on vector graphics, I think I wanted to show that I could replicate the same results by hand, thereby usurping the notion that computers are somehow ‘better,’ which I think is bullshit.”
That ability to make flawless solids and lines is a special one, and it separates Mike from the pack, but in art as in life, we can get stuck in the forms that liberate us. “This year, I started to feel like the original drawings were feeling really stale and impersonal when hanging in a gallery… I felt like the time had come to infuse more of my hand, heart and mind in my drawings.” In the summer of 2008, Mike lived on a houseboat in an Amsterdam canal. “Over the course of my summer in Amsterdam, I started to think about ways to make my original drawings more personal. I began by making notations about moment-to-moment things in the white areas around the inked illustrations: things relating to the music playing in the room, or the kind of marijuana I was smoking, or just the random thoughts that I notice when practicing mindfulness meditation. Then I started writing out explanations of the symbols I like to use, outlines of movie ideas, food fantasies, etc.”
Former student Chris French paints landscapes and portraits by commission and on assignment. Though many of the works here are sold, if you are moved by his paintings and you would like to buy or commission a work, this is the right place for you. The price range is $700 (for smaller paintings) to $4000 (for larger paintings).