The last few years Dodge has been running a really cool add campaign where they use a bunch of old letterpress type pieces, locks and furniture (plus some fake garbage they photoshop in too). This year when we were home for Thanksgiving, I finally got a chance to sneak down and play around with some of my dad’s type to try my hand at it. Just had to do a horizontal flip on the picture! I did quite a few different setting with spacing, different names, arrangements, etc. Will have to find time to play around with this more sometime.
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Our family move this year was Wreck It Ralph, which was really amazing! And the “Paperman” short film before it was really great too! Thought I would post a couple steps in the making of, and also an example of what happens when your pre-teen nephew thinks he’s being funny!
Drawn and colored in MyPaint, textures and final layering in GIMP.
A friend retired from the Air Force today so I made this image for a poster that we passed around the office and all signed.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of making more of the custom name papercraft things. I took the Iowa out of the one I did for our family and made a generic farm template. I’ll probably come up with more like city, desert, mountains, river-y-ish, space, underwater… Or what about a Paris background for a couple’s wedding anniversary? Or elements of someones hobbies or career for special occasions. I thought about taking a stab at an etsy store, but I don’t know if anything would sell.
Here’s another one I did for my sister and her husband. (It looks pretty cool backlit.)
drawn in inkscape and colored in gimp on ubuntu. cut with fingers and xacto