Archive for July, 2015

Looper: Future Chinese Banknotes

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , on July 30, 2015 by Staff Writer

HD screencap, lightened.

Isolated & Contrast Enhanced

Metropolis Money: a Preview of Coming Attractions

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , on July 30, 2015 by Staff Writer

These banknotes are deceptively complex. And some of the vector art I’m creating is very large, for an Illustrator file. I am therefore going the unusual route of compositing these in Photoshop, which handles large files much better than AI. Here’s an example:

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Jaws: Chief Brody’s Badge

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , on July 30, 2015 by Staff Writer

Out of all the times I’ve seen Jaws on TV, and having just seen it a month ago on the big screen for the anniversary, I never noticed Chief Brody’s Amity Police badge. I noticed the shoulder patches. But I could have sworn he didn’t even have a badge! But he does:

Badge 2The only excuse I can make is that the actors and the action on screen is so riveting, I never had cause to let my eyes wander around the costumes…

Blade Runner Graphics Update: July 29, 2015

Posted in Design with tags , on July 29, 2015 by Staff Writer

255! Haven’t done much work on these lately.

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Although, some new photos of the blimp have turned up… Maybe my work is not yet done?

Current Events: July 29, 2015

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , on July 29, 2015 by Staff Writer

I’m going to ask the question that I’m sure is on everyone’s mind: how is Elvis, and have you seen him lately What am I up to when I’m not watching movies or working?

Well, you already know I’m working on replicating the graphics from the Jurassic World trackers, building a Marko Ramius costume from The Hunt for Red October, and to those I’ll now add replicating the money from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

I originally attempted this in 2003(!), using low res pics and Photoshop. Now I have much better refs and the power of Adobe Illustrator. I am certain these will be the best replicas on the market when they are finished. I’ve already got the 100 bill done. Some of the design elements from the 100 are reused on the 500 and 1,000 with no changes. I have re-drawn by hand the signatures. I have meticulously tweaked the colors, and I have even recreated the watermark in the paper. I have tweaked and completely redrawn individual letters and numbers.

When ‘close enough’ isn’t close enough.

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Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: 9 Megapixel City Model Photo

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Staff Writer

Happened across this on the internet today. Beautiful details everywhere: tiny signs, tiny cars and tiny people!

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Wish it had the top half of the photo.

Jurassic World (et al) Box Office Numbers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on July 27, 2015 by Staff Writer

Revised today, 7-27.

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