I am getting way too into this greeting card thing, but if it allows me to be creative and make cool things about other cool things then I totally don't apologise for it! Last time I posted some greeting cards with a Star Wars theme (don't worry, there's plenty more where that came from), but today I decided to do something a bit different and equally as nerdy. So here's one for all the Whovians out there; Ten, Eleven, and Twelve! Who knows, perhaps this will translate nicely into a full set of all Twelve (Thirteen, technically) Doctors! Here are the individual cards in more detail:
I also tried to find patterns that matched each Doctor's era/personality, but in the end I settled for some good ol' floral and gold foil patterns.
Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks for more nerdy greeting cards, and the next instalment of Graphic Style (Co)Lab with Alisha and Jordy. (There was a name change because we realised some of these projects would be a bit impossible to do in 30 minutes, even if we were like, Michael Bierut or Stefan Sagmeister or something).
Carrying on with my new greeting card project, I managed to whip up these two in the last day or so ahead of this December's release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you couldn't tell, I'm a bit excited for it.
The great thing about stencilling these things is that I get to experiment with different patterns. For example, I've decided to title the Stormtrooper 'Botanic Wars'.
I actually made the Darth Vader card for my father for Father's Day today, with the words, "To the greatest Father in the galaxy". I could spend all night making Star Wars related puns but I won't.
Hopefully I can make a few more of these and introduce new stencil designs. It takes a lot of patience. If these things don't prove I have a great eye for detail then I don't know what will!
I said we'd do it and here it is: the first official "30 Minute Graphic Style (Co)Lab with Alisha and Jordy"!
Just a quick recap of what this is about; I found a book written by Steven Heller called Graphic Style Lab. I thought it would be an amazing idea for my partner and I to do them together, since we're both graphic designers. The rules were to obviously follow the exercise, stick to 30 minutes, and only compare what each of us has done at the end of it all.
I'll be honest, it took a lot longer than 30 minutes. We overestimated our abilities, and the power of our computers, but we did end up finishing and here are the final results! (We'll try stick to 30 minutes next time, I promise).
#1 - Create an album cover that parodies famous 1920s Russian avant-garde design using a photo of yourself.
We'll be attempting an exercise every week. Purchase the book here, and happy designing!
So I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I was working towards some concepts for general greeting cards... Good news, I managed to make a start! The card pictured was a very (very very) quick tester; it took about 10 minutes to put together, but this is a general aesthetic and style I'm aiming for.
The paper stock used here is water colour card (what I had at the time) and so I bought some slightly lighter paper stock (rendering card, 217GSM) that also had a really nice, subtle texture to it. I also started off with a star, which is a really basic stencil. I'm eager to try some more complex stencil work, and more suited to a range of different interests. The two on my immediate agenda are a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader.
Hopefully in a few days time I'll have those ready to post up! Meanwhile, keep an eye out for '30 Minute Graphic Style (Co)Lab with Alisha and Jordy' which will be the biggest thing since sliced bread, I promise.
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