Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I FORGOT I HAD INKY FINGERS AND RUBBED MY EYES.

Final Gift Card Design.
Atomic Books is a super-cool shop that I have enjoyed since my early days in Baltimore, so I was pretty jazzed when they asked me to illustrate their new gift card.

The first design I submitted (pictured below) was scrapped because the cards couldn't do full-bleed and it was a little too comic book-y for the store (which carries a lot more than comic books). My intention was to use the cropped comic as just a way of better integrating the store's name and atomic logo, but I can totally understand why it didn't work out. The thing I drew for Strand was mentioned as a new reference point, so the final ended up sort of rhyming with that.

Scrapped Gift Card Design.

"Rhyming"! I really just wrote that. That Annie Wu, what a douche. Anyway, I'm not sure when the cards with my design will be available, but I'll be sure to do another post when I find out.

In other news, I've opened up commenting to more users. I think a Google or Blogger account used to be required, but now OpenID and LJ and Wordpress and a few others are supported. Yay. Oh, I also desaturated my entire site design because even dark purple eventually felt like too much color for me. So if you want to go look... Do it.

3 comments:

  1. You're making me miss Baltimore! I love both designs!

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  2. Oooh, that is great! Love the stripey pants. And I really dig your style and your lettering.

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  3. Your work is impressive, miss. I take my hat off.

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