In a previous post I made earlier this month, I mentioned how the new Coke cans look like Diet Coke cans, and wrote up a comparison between the seasonal packaging for the two brands. Since a picture says more than a thousand words could, I snapped the picture above with my cell phone while shopping today, as I feel it very clearly illustrates the points I made. The new Coke cans are on the left, the new Diet Coke cans on the right. As you can tell, the two are almost indistinguishable from one another.
Archive for December, 2011
I’ve always been a big fan of abstract organic forms. There’s something magical about smooth, fluid, amorphous shapes that I find captivating in art and nature, so I’ve tried out several different methods of creating this effect in digital art. Here’s a simple tutorial that walks through the process I use to create abstract organic forms in Photoshop.
Earlier this past week, I finished up a fold-over card design for the 909 Broad Street apartment community in Athens, GA, right next to the UGA campus. I was really happy with how they turned out! My favorite part is the photo of downtown Athens spanning across the front cover, masked within the numbers “909″.
I’m a big fan of typography, so I’m always looking for new fonts to add to my repertoire. I have a particular love for display fonts, and have always enjoyed fonts with a retro or vintage feel. Recently, I was working on a logo and identity design package for a location’s signage where the client was looking for a 50′s feel, so I decided to look around for some free retro fonts.
As it turns out, there’s all kinds of free retro fonts out there, but a lot of them didn’t feel right for the project, or weren’t what I was looking for. After testing out around 12 to 15 various retro fonts, I found these two that I particularly liked, and wanted to share them here. These two free retro fonts are available to download from the links below.
I recently made a holiday card for the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team, coaches and staff, using photo-manipulation techniques similarly to how the film industry uses matte painting to achieve beyond-realistic effects and scenery.