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Design Marathon (Day 25) – AQI 500 in China

Air pollution went off the scale recently in China, couple of days back the Air Quality Index hit 500 and Chinese media found 5 benefits of the smog:

1. It unifies the Chinese people.
2. It makes China more equal.
3. It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
4. It makes people funnier.
5. It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word haze).

The 6th probably will be – it motivates you to design stuff. Illustrated this today afternoon.

Jimi Hendrix illustration

Just a small illustration of Jimi Hendrix I made over the afternoon while listening to Jimi playing guitar with his teeth.

In order to achieve more organic look with the grain, I used a scan of high ISO negative film which produced a very nice effect.

Illustrator shapes

Initial sketch

Qualita comics

Doodled some Qualita comics this morning.

Mestre Bimba – sketch

A sketch of Mestre Bimba from my sketchbook:

Design Marathon (Day 23) – the Dude

It’s Day 23 on the Design Marathon calendar. I’m experimenting with a new style. Forcing myself to use only Illustrator. Here is my new poster I put together during the last week – “the Dude”, inspired by “the Big Lebowski” movie.
Because.. “this aggression will not stand, man!”

100% vector
2 colors
1 Dude

 

Details:

 

Sweet vector goodness:
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Design Marathon (Day 22) – Star Trek poster

It’s been a busy week around here, with all the graduation activities and paper procedures. (Graduation photo post is coming pretty soon, need to process the film first). Here is a small poster I made on my free time in the past couple of days.

I’m happy to announce my self-initiated “Star Trek Into Darkness” poster. Loved the movie, what a great vibe! When I saw the last scene, I thought: “That is totally gonna end up as a poster.” So here it is!
This time I challenged myself to use as less elements as possible and keep everything very simple. I limited the color palette to 3 colors as well.

Played around and made a vintage, more minimalistic variant of the same poster:

Super rough first idea sketches, as you can see I ended up forming a Starfleet emblem out of Enterprise engine trails:

More detailed shots:

Basic Illustrator shapes:

Design Marathon (Day 20) – Hovercrafts

Spent an afternoon sketching hovercrafts, afterwards put a scanned image in Photoshop and made a quick greyscale render. Practicing form rendering.