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    Paul - Done.
    Nice designs, by the way.
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012 edited
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    battguano - you should have gone with it - it fits the brief precisely (REmake/REmodel not just change his trunks or add a fin) and creeps me out. I don't think the text breaks the rules. You could have had a split condom with sea weed on it, but that might have been too weird even for here and also gross. awesome work. I'm advising everyone I know to look at this.

    I might have to put my money where my mouth is with the next one now I've piped up. Tentacles are the only thing I draw well (they look like tentacles, not good tentacles, but are at least recognisably tentacular) so I timed that decision well.

    edit: paul sizer: you're already super famous and viral in my book.
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    @ Battguano - the remake is awesome! where can I get that sutra?

    @ PaulSizer- I wasn't paying attention to the official DC logo thing but your ideas were all perfect. I looked at the new official logo afterwards- no comment, yours are perfect.

    here's a desk shot just so you guys know I'm being entirely too lazy ...

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    @heyapathy...nice one..slightly more refined linework.



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    @Paul Sizer- I would have preferred any of those to what we got. I saw someone wrote that the new DC logo looks like an app icon. I have to agree.

    I think part of the problem is that corporations feel the need to go to large branding firms now for logos. I don't think Push Pin Studios was very large. Saul Bass single handily created a gazillion logos that are still used today. Obviously Saul is now "unavailable" for future work, but Milton Glaser is still alive, why didn't they give him another crack at the DC logo? His bullet one won awards. The problem with the new logo is that it has no point of view and I think this stems from it being designed by comity.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012
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    I think part of the problem is that corporations feel the need to go to large branding firms now for logos. I don't think Push Pin Studios was very large. Saul Bass single handily created a gazillion logos that are still used today. Obviously Saul is now "unavailable" for future work, but Milton Glaser is still alive, why didn't they give him another crack at the DC logo? His bullet one won awards. The problem with the new logo is that it has no point of view and I think this stems from it being designed by comity.


    Large companies go to large branding firms because part of what they are buying is that firm's ability to maintain and fulfill all of the requirements that are attached to using a logo system nowadays. It's not just creating a logo and handing off a disc of Illustrator files, it's being on tab for DC's gazillion needs for using and insuring full and proper use of a huge system like that. After years of having friends and students working in firms like this, it boggles the mind to find out all that goes into maintaining a corporate identity, especially one that has just launched. If it took a year to develop that logo system, it will literally be another year for Landor to ensure the mark is out and used properly in all of the applications it will be needed in, from being put on kid's underpants to making sure it looks awesome when it appears in the opening titles to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES this summer.

    That being said, I also know one and two person studios that work with really big companies and make it work. Usually though, big companies use this line of thinking: "Well dammit, we just spent 6 million dollars, so of course it's a great logo system that will fulfill all of our needs."

    And with all of that, I agree with your assessment: designing the mark to work for everything, it ends up getting diluted. Designer Paula Scher once said that good design doesn't really come from communal thinking, it comes from really good focused singular vision. A Milton Glaser or Saul Bass, someone who can drive an idea all the way to the end, is a rare commodity. They do exist, and they produce great work, but they are also risky to a big company who is literally sinking millions into a design. In a sense, they want to buy the assurance their mark is exactly what they need.

    I have massive respect for graphic designers who work within that framework, but there is also a reason I've worked solo for 18 years and keep my practice simple. It's how I produce my best work.
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      CommentAuthorRichard Pace
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012 edited
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    Abandoned design for Jill the Giant-Killer -- process and such can be seen here http://burningmonster.blogspot.com/2012/01/jill-giant-killer-old-design.html
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      CommentAuthorD.Miranda
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012
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    Your Gift to this World Is Chaos (I)
    [bigger version here]
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    @Miranda: That is some lovely nightmare material. Is there any sense of a story to go with it?
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      CommentAuthorFishelle
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012 edited
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    screenprint

    I pulled my very first screenprint yesterday. Not to happy with my printing job, but whatever. First time and all that. I like the image well enough.

    I can't keep up with all the greatness on the art threads. Keep being amazing, Whitechapel!

    ETA: I took that picture with my cellphone. How is it so big?
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    ada wong secret agent girl
    Ada Wong Secret Agent Girl
    2 hours drawing from deviantart stock.
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    Excellent creepy stuff Miranda. Like a lost page from The Invisibles filled with magical symbolism.

    Nice print Fishelle. And even my shitty phone camera can do surprisingly big resolutions, they still look like a blurry mess though.

    I like the charcoaly/smudgy pencil look you get Initiatezao, is it all digital?

    A quick sketchbook drawing from me:
    Amalgamated Biscuit
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2012
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    @Miranda:

    MOAR PLS.

    Seriously. I'm a little in love with the nightmare fuel.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2012
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    i'm a jackass

    The PUNisher
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    @Amalgamated Biscuit
    I sketch all my work on 8-1/2 X 14 copy paper and have a very old digital camera and small light set up. Image tends to be a little blurry and I mess about in photoshop for a good bit on the focal length and contrast. I have been trying to manipulate my drawings focal lengths to create spacial qualities. Sometimes with more or less success.
    • CommentAuthorkenbastard
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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    Ex Monday 14




    http://ofdarkmatter.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/ex-monday-14/
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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    Cowgirl Pin-Up Fun for Everyone!
    Comicbook Bunny from the "Draw Each Other" thread.
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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    Cthulu girl

    Pencils only, for the Current remake.
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    Nice work everyone!

    Acrylics and bit of color in photoshop:

    Riot Distirct Cast
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      CommentAuthorBattGuano
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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    @Rooth @eDave - thanks for the nice comments, I was bothered that it wasn't visual enough. The one I actually went with was really last minute.
    @Hey Apathy - I do think the Karma Sutra Diabolica should exist! @SalgoodSams entry to the Lovecraft remake would make a fine addition, in fact I'd guess a root through the portfolios of this sites contributors would produce enough material to fill a huge volume.


    I did this for the Fast fiction - Dancing to Silence thread, but couldn't find time to finish it before the deadline, - those who did, awesome stuff, @mojo - congratulations your strip was loads of fun!, I hope I can get something together for the next one.

    Dancing to Silence