44: Around the Corner
This one was inspired both by my own infantile comedic obsessions and a couple of storefronts here in the Seattle area.
Each time I design something new, I try to put more into it than the one before. I learned a lot from this project, and it took me a good chunk of time to complete. The perspective was a fun challenge, and I’m sure I did it the hard way. I want the final product to be very printable, so I kept a limited color palette. It’s down to 9 colors (including tints), and I’m trying to decide how to lose one more, because 8 is a good print number.
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The most fun I had during this project was actually designing the tiny font for the right side. I wanted something that looked like words, but was not entirely legible, imitating how letters appear from a distance.
You can see the font on the “Open” sign, street signs, and the sign for the “Fudge Shop.” Here’s a super-close-up:
Yeah, that doesn’t say anything at all from here.
As per usual, for the next week or so, you may vote at Threadless for my design to be featured on a T-shirt. (Also, thank you to everyone who voted for me last time, too.) Please do vote. It would mean a lot to me. Just click this link:
Voting’s over. They pulled it early because so many people gave it a bad score. That’s quite a kick to the crotch.