Current Events: July 29, 2015

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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Author: Staff Writer

Thirty-something graphic designer trapped in a boring part of Florida.

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