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Blade Runner-Inspired MetroKab Cards For Sale

Posted in Annotated, Design with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2016 by Staff Writer

Inspired by Blade Runner, and designed by me, these fan-made, non-canon ‘wallet stuffers’ are now available on eBay and the RPF:


I have endeavoured to capture not only the style of the 1982 sci-fi film, but also somewhat maintain the technical limitations of the period (to a certain degree). My card has a very simple, limited palette of colors, no holograms, no embossed text, no full-color graphics, no QR codes, etc. My card is four-color process printed on a thin, flexible plastic stock; thinner and softer than a credit card, but more durable than paper cardstock.

MetroKab Card eBay Listing

And also available in the Project Runs section of the RPF’s junkyard, for members, wherein I will offer certain, limited international shipping.

Desho, Desho? Shirts, etc.

Posted in Anime, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2016 by Staff Writer

Desho, Desho? at TeePublic

Desho? Shirts at Zazzle

Teq Vintage Sign Shirts

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2016 by Staff Writer

Yes, I know it doesn’t really say “teq,” but that’s a handy way to refer to that logo. This is based on a photo of a real sign, which was recreated in Illustrator, and then ‘distressed’ in Photoshop. Looks best on the heather shirts, I think:

“Teq Genuine Parts” Shirts at TeePublic

Art sample:


Happy, Happy, Magical Shirts!

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , on March 28, 2016 by Staff Writer

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Art inspired by the title treatment for the Japanese version of MLP:FIM, with text from the lyrics from the second opening song.

“Here we go: Happy, Happy, Magical!”

“Iku yo: hapi, hapi majikaru…”

Patlabor: AV-98 Ingram “Promo” Shirts

Posted in Anime, Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2016 by Staff Writer

I thought this might be amusing: mock promotional shirts for the Shinohara Heavy Industries AV-98 Ingram patrol labor. Note that the font is the same as the Patlabor title card, and at the same unusually severe angle. Available in white-on-black and black-on-white. I also threw in some blues, because that seems to be Shinohara’s corporate colors.


This shirt is fiction, but in ten years, who knows?

‘Sparkle’ Stickers at Zazzle

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Staff Writer

Stickers with the text of a certain fictional Japanese dish detergent should be available at Zazzle now:


From left to right, they are: small rectangular stickers, oval stickers, and full-size bumper stickers.

Patlabor: Shinohara Heavy Industry Shirt

Posted in Anime, Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by Staff Writer

Recreated this logo from one of the boot-up screens in one of the Patlabor movies. Now for sale at TeePublic:

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