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Elvis Letterpress poster

Elvis Letterpress Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrfD5-FxNkg

My first posting of 2017 (mind you I did the artwork in late 2016… sigh).

Speaking of the past, letterpress printing is a style of printing that was popular before the more flexable offset printing took over (which has been replaced by digital printing). Letterpress can trace it’s roots back to Gutenburg in the 1400’s. One of the features of letterpress is it’s texture, colour overlays and sublity of colour variations.

One company who took advantage (and is still taking advantage) of the letterpress printing is the Hatch Show Print company (Nashville)  who in the 1920’s to the 1960’s created lots of posters for the various vaudville and country music acts. The Hatch Show Print Company made posters for Hank Snow, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more. This poster is an attempt to create some of the style of a Johnny Cash poster that the Hatch company created in the 1960’s.

I find it amusing that we use extreamly accuriate digital tools to recreate a style of printing that was popular before computers were invented.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Advertisement, music poster

 

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Burnt logo

Woodgrain texture for retro-revival and maybe for wild-west

Logo “burnt” into wood

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers Volume II

I saw this lesson on creating a similar image, but with a Jack Daniels logo. I decided that I had to create a version using the Hudson Bay logo for a number of reasons: 1) it is Canadian, 2) They did brand boxes with the logo, 3) I see a Hudson Bay shop selling their old style branded products almost every day and this is the type of stuff they would have in their store.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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Magic Light

magic-light-girl

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: psdbox.com

Half way through this image a thought came to me – This image is about light, but all images created on a computer are about light, but this this one makes it obvious.

I have liked what Wrigley has done with the print and television advertising of 5 gum. I felt that this image would  fit with their advertising style.

 

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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Earth Day Poster

earthday-globe-poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: BakaArts YouTube Channel & Iceflow Studios YouTube Channel

If you have seen my “Earth from Space” posting – https://davidhubbs.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/earth-from-space/  then you you should be able to see where I got the directions for creating the space part of this image. The other part of this image was influenced by BakaArts tutorial to create a tree in half a glass sphere. I decided that I wanted a whole sphere, but with major cracks in it.Slowly the image became an “Earth Day” poster.

I also designed the “Earth Day 2014” logo to finish the image. The www.earthday.org website is a real site with tons of interesting information about the environment. It is most definitely worth a visit.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2013 in Digital Image, Science Poster

 

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Thunderbird Poster

Sci-fi-Thundertbirds-Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

The text treatment used on the Godzilla poster reminded me a bit of how the text was handled on the opening of the British TV show “Thunderbirds”. I was happy with the Godzilla poster, so I was confident that I could make a good looking Thunderbirds poster using the same techniques and a few of the same file resources.  Mind you it was easy, I had a best Thunderbird in the image – Thunderbird 2!

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50’s SCI-FI Posters

Sci-fi-GODZILLA-Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

When it comes to SCI-FI movies, the 1950’s monster movies were pretty cheesie, but Godzilla was better than most. He is very good cheese, in fact you could call him fromage. And yes Godzilla is “The King of Monsters”  and if you want argue you can take it up with the big guy!

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