A simple business card idea, front and back.
Concert flyers have always been one of my main inspirations for design, so I decided to come up with an idea for an upcoming rock show at The Loft in Madison, WI. The theme for this one is obviously the Super Mario video game for the Nintendo. I’ve never seen a flyer design use this concept, so I decided to give it a go. I tried to create something that resembled the opening screen in the actual game, where you have different options of what kind of game you want to play… but I replaced that with the four bands on the bill. Both of the fonts I used (the cartoony heading font and the pixelated font) are found in the game itself.
Credit for the castle image: http://www.freewebs.com/mariopaintguide/nes-smb-background.htm
One of my favorite activities to do for fun is seeing live, local bands. One of my favorites is Naughty Monkey, a cover band that plays songs from all different eras and genres. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going for yet, but I’m thinking some type of promotional poster/flyer or desktop wallpaper. This is what I have so far…
Here is a design that is geared primarily for desktop wallpaper use… but could also function as a promotional flyer with information in the open space.
With baseball right around the corner, I decided to try to make a baseball-style typography. Through some tutorials and just playing around around on my own, I came up with this.
In this first image, you can see the texture effect I gave the letters, to give it a leather feel. Click the image for a larger view.
Here it is with some baseball stitching. I created the brush shape and then stroked the outside of the lettering with that shape. Creating custom brushes is something I don’t do too often, but it’s something I would like to do more in future designs. It’s definitely another way to add personality to your work.