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Shorty
09-27-2014, 11:59 PM
This is my typography thread! I've wanted to play around with graphic design typography for a while, and I finally sat down through a stupidly grueling tutorial that was almost more trouble than it was worth as it literally left out important steps of what needed to be done. :stare:

I've never done anything in Photoshop in my entire life, and I've been working on this stupid thing for hours! It's not perfect, but I'm still mighty pleased with the outcome! :jess:


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I'll be doing more and posting them as I go! :jess:

Shorty
09-30-2014, 05:38 AM
Apologies for the facebook spam, fellow nerds. Another attempt :jess:


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Pheesh
09-30-2014, 08:13 AM
Wow, typography is actually a major passion of mine, what a weird coincidence. I mean, take this one that I just whipped up, for example...

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Shorty
09-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Great use of font, Philip! I've just completed my latest work :jess:


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Depression Moon
10-02-2014, 02:27 AM
your stuff does look pretty professional. Don't sell yourself short.

Shorty
10-02-2014, 02:33 AM
Thank you! That's very kind.

Shorty
10-02-2014, 04:00 AM
More! Playing with shadows.


http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/274/5/c/live_long_and_prosper_by_demosthynes-d819q8m.jpg

The tutorial I used for this focused on a minimal amount of words, and these were the first that popped into my head. Enjoy, nerds!

Shorty
12-28-2014, 07:32 AM
I decided it was unacceptable to atleast not dabble a little bit during a four-day weekend.

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/365/c/3/all_of_time_and_space_by_demosthynes-d8biyh1.png

Shorty
12-29-2014, 07:22 AM
I listened to Fall Out Boy a bunch on the way home from my parents' house. Picked a song, and went with it.

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/362/6/2/62078f85f1cadcf2e34e521a38a742b5-d8bnt84.png

edit: god I can't stop

Some weather-appropriate Alkaline Trio!

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/365/3/3/every_thug_needs_a_lady_by_demosthynes-d8bo0vf.png

Shorty
12-30-2014, 06:42 AM
I made some Dainty Daleks!

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/365/9/2/dainty_daleks__exterminate__by_demosthynes-d8bsvlm.png

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/365/e/3/dainty_daleks__would_you_care_for_some_tea___by_demosthynes-d8bsvxx.png

I am partial to the tea offer, myself :love:

Shorty
12-31-2014, 05:57 AM
I've had Bye Bye Lil' Sebastian stuck in my head for days, so I had to do something about it! A product of too much Parks and Rec.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/364/f/d/fd4c4222456771ba6ea6c6af3afa4f7b-d8bxufg.png

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
01-01-2015, 05:52 AM
I fucking love these.

Shorty
01-01-2015, 06:11 AM
You dear! :love:

I am getting started on Valentine's stuff, and I hope to have my Etsy shop open within exactly one month. Here's my first go!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/365/9/7/doctor_who_valentine__1_by_demosthynes-d8c3cs7.png

Shorty
01-02-2015, 06:35 AM
Spent over seven hours working on this bitch tonight. :colbert: There's more/a different direction I wanted to do, but it turned out okay for now.

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2015/002/d/0/bioshock__welcome_to_rapture_by_demosthynes-d8c8ouk.png

edit: Fixed some painful pixel flops and added a few gradients.

The things I waste my lives on.

Shorty
01-03-2015, 01:15 AM
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2015/002/d/5/the_ultra_luxe_in_fallout_new_vegas_by_demosthynes-d8ccms2.png

A lazy attempt for New Vegas fans.

Shorty
01-03-2015, 09:17 AM
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/003/9/4/greetings_from_the_capital_wasteland_postcard_by_demosthynes-d8cedwl.png

Greetings from the Capital Wasteland postcard!

Shorty
01-03-2015, 10:36 PM
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On a Fallout roll.

Shorty
01-04-2015, 08:07 AM
I decided to try my hand at Illustrator here and I'm super pleased with both how my try turned out and how I've managed to learn some of Illustrator's function. Flipping between Illustrator and Photoshop is so confusing because they both function very differently and all of their trout is in different locations which DRIVES ME UP A WALL but I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of it and that Illustrator will grow to be my best friend. I prefer completing the overarching creation in Photoshop, but I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time in Illustrator going forward.

The tutorial for this cute little fatty can be found here (http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-cute-adipose-from-doctor-who-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-17709). I decided to simplify it and leave off a lot of the extra riffraff that wasn't really appealing to me, and of course I wanted to slap it onto a finished poster-type look after I was finished, so here is another lazy finish. But the adipose itself has taken me hours and hours :argh: god I can't wait until I get better and faster at this crap!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/004/a/c/adipose__the_fat_just_walks_away__by_demosthynes-d8cjgxo.png

Shorty
01-09-2015, 05:49 AM
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/008/5/9/may_i_ask_you_a_question__by_demosthynes-d8d61jz.png

I wanted to do a whole bunch of filigree and baroque ornaments all around but I've been trying to put something with them together for two hours and failed at every attempt SO HERE ARE SOME BARE BONES INSTEAD

ps there is no question

Shorty
01-11-2015, 01:16 AM
Felt like some Rilo Kiley.

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/010/9/6/rilo_kiley_by_demosthynes-d8deocj.png

Shorty
01-11-2015, 04:40 AM
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/010/c/1/mind_the_gap_by_demosthynes-d8dffnd.png

Depression Moon
01-11-2015, 05:09 AM
The tutorial for this cute little fatty can be found here (http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-cute-adipose-from-doctor-who-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-17709). I decided to simplify it and leave off a lot of the extra riffraff that wasn't really appealing to me, and of course I wanted to slap it onto a finished poster-type look after I was finished, so here is another lazy finish. But the adipose itself has taken me hours and hours :argh: god I can't wait until I get better and faster at this crap!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/004/a/c/adipose__the_fat_just_walks_away__by_demosthynes-d8cjgxo.png

This is cute.

Shorty
01-11-2015, 05:22 AM
Thanks! Wish I could take credit for the design, but alas.

Shorty
01-11-2015, 05:32 AM
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/010/b/9/enjoy_slurm_by_demosthynes-d8dfq8l.png

Balzac
01-11-2015, 09:35 PM
I thought I'd bob in and say keep up the awesome work :)

Freya
01-11-2015, 09:49 PM
Just from this thread alone you can see how you've improved with your skills. Keep at it, these are awesome!

Shorty
01-11-2015, 09:49 PM
Thanks, guys! :3

Loony BoB
01-12-2015, 02:00 PM
The Dalek/Tea one is my favourite.

Aulayna
01-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Considering my bday is in August, is it too early to start dropping hints in this thread about what I'd love from you for it? :p

Shorty
01-12-2015, 03:03 PM
Not at all, lovely, I'd be honored :jess:

Thanks, Daniel!

Shorty
01-13-2015, 05:03 AM
Built the gas mask from scratch and I'm pretty proud of it. Trying to learn to not rely on pre-made vectors so often.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/012/a/c/are_you_my_mummy__by_demosthynes-d8dpmh7.png

Have several more ideas to pull from this episode. Union jacks, Big Ben bombs falling, Everybody Lives, etc. Tons of stuff from a lovely episode :heart:

Rocket Edge
01-13-2015, 01:57 PM
I'd be lying if I said I knew much about this medium but they look really great. My sister would love all this stuff - I'll have to show her some time. :spin:

Shorty
01-13-2015, 03:03 PM
That would be awesome! My deviantart is demosthynes.devianart.com :)

chionos
01-23-2015, 05:17 AM
Time for another one, Shorts. It's been 10 days. Let's go.

Please.

Also, I was going to make a new thread about this but now I'm not going to and I'll just leave it here.

http://annyas.com/1980s-horror-movie-poster-logos-typography/

Movie posters used to be word porn, and now they're so not. It's sad. Trajan is boring.

Also, I'm not deviant, so is that supposed to be a link to your deviantart page or what?

Shorty
01-23-2015, 05:44 AM
I know, I've been so busy ;-; Having my hands in a lot of pies leaves too little time to do much often! I'll see what I can do.

I love that typography! Thanks for sharing. :)

jenovajunkie
02-05-2015, 09:42 PM
You know I never knew what typography was until now. That's really cool!

Shorty
02-24-2015, 07:26 AM
Thanks, jj!

Finished my latest work for a friend in what I hope to be a commissioned series of classic sci fi films.

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Send me a message if you want a commissioned piece and we'll talk!

chionos
02-24-2015, 11:19 PM
Love it. Almost perfect.

Shorty
02-25-2015, 12:54 AM
Damn it, I was informed that the verbiage is wrong! It's "I'm afraid I can't do that." uuuuugh xD

Ace Protorney
02-26-2015, 01:31 AM
Can I suggest that you make something as a tribute to Parks and Recreation?

Slothy
02-26-2015, 01:58 AM
Something related to the mighty Swanson preferably.

Shorty
02-26-2015, 02:15 AM
But I have! I made Bye Bye Lil Sebastian just earlier in the thread!

Ace Protorney
02-26-2015, 02:22 AM
Er yeah. I was hoping for the show's final episode/season.

Slothy
02-26-2015, 02:23 AM
And it had a distinct lack of Swanson in it.

Shorty
02-26-2015, 02:55 AM
Er yeah. I was hoping for the show's final episode/season.

Should have clarified. :p

Scotty_ffgamer
02-26-2015, 03:08 AM
Your typography is 5000 candles in the wind.

Shorty
05-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Oh dear, this poor thread.

I've opened an etsy shop! (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarvelousDesignCo) :jess: Here are some recent works I've added (heavily doctor who themed):

https://img0.etsystatic.com/054/0/9638746/il_570xN.772818210_a36i.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/067/0/9638746/il_570xN.773185309_9occ.jpg

and a variation

https://img0.etsystatic.com/061/0/9638746/il_570xN.773150944_ppns.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/063/0/9638746/il_570xN.777197637_jnyv.jpg

https://img0.etsystatic.com/066/0/9638746/il_570xN.777186922_o647.jpg

I found some hand-lettering online courses I'll be taking over the summer, but first I need to order some more drawing tools and some nice ink pens. Very excited! :jess:

chionos
05-25-2015, 02:45 PM
Oh yes. IT Crowd. Win.

Shorty
05-26-2015, 06:18 AM
And more from The IT Crowd!

https://img0.etsystatic.com/067/0/9638746/il_570xN.777515276_22qc.jpg

https://img0.etsystatic.com/062/0/9638746/il_570xN.777565138_31ji.jpg

Shorty
06-15-2015, 11:33 PM
Latest Bioshock print up in the shop! :jess:

https://img1.etsystatic.com/064/0/9638746/il_570xN.787560135_jago.jpg

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236994977/bioshock-adam-evolution-in-a-bottle?ref=shop_home_active_1

jenovajunkie
06-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Hey there this class here in Toronto on graphic art design and typography @ George Brown Collage that I know you would love.

Shorty
07-20-2015, 07:27 PM
Spent some time over the weekend getting new stuff up in the shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarvelousDesignCo?)! More HP themed to come :jess:

https://img0.etsystatic.com/071/0/9638746/il_570xN.804308468_23hz.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/072/0/9638746/il_570xN.804144615_revc.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/076/0/9638746/il_570xN.803874463_d8d3.jpg

https://img0.etsystatic.com/069/0/9638746/il_570xN.804100032_dxkm.jpg

and the weekend before that, I worked on some Alkaline Trio (sorry, language, etc :shobon: )

https://img0.etsystatic.com/064/0/9638746/il_570xN.800665446_pcbr.jpg

https://img0.etsystatic.com/068/0/9638746/il_570xN.800666270_8iuc.jpg

Shorty
07-21-2015, 05:05 PM
https://img1.etsystatic.com/071/0/9638746/il_570xN.804831301_pabq.jpg

Shorty
02-04-2016, 07:04 PM
Been a super long time since I've updated this thread!

Felt inspired to do some simple pieces. It feels good to be putting up stuff in my shop again.

https://img0.etsystatic.com/140/1/9638746/il_570xN.916212318_co10.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/125/1/9638746/il_570xN.916062929_p1j9.jpg

https://img1.etsystatic.com/130/1/9638746/il_570xN.916021739_69aw.jpg

Kalevala
02-04-2016, 08:04 PM
Teach me how to do things.

Shorty
02-04-2016, 11:48 PM
ugh fine

Freya
02-05-2016, 07:28 PM
Oh wow, those look great!

Shorty
02-05-2016, 08:05 PM
Thank you!