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Jonny_Tightlips

So for the past month at my job, we've been working on a show that was displayed last night at the YouTube Play Event @ The Guggenheim in NYC. The lead animator on the job asked me (a not-too-experienced-animator/'art production assistant') to try and do some light effects for our projection work on the exterior surface of the Guggenheim building. Before this I had never been interested in animating because I had tried it before and knew it to be an arduous task. This project was different, since I had a projection map of the building and had to do abstract visuals as opposed to...well, regular, non-abstract animations. I looked through some design books for inspiration, and ended up with this:

 

 

 

My pieces included are:

0:05 - Optical Triangles + youtube playbar transition

1:41 - YouTube Video Mosaic

4:00 - Geometric

4:39 - Er, lines

7:20 - Waves

 

Here's a design based off Geometric i did on getuncommon.com for my personal iPhone cover:

 

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My best friend, who did the pieces at 4:48 and 7:00, who is a caricature/cartoon animator, pointed out to me I do good abstract sh*t, which at that point I hadn't realized. So when he pointed it out to me, I instantly felt I had a little foundation on some aspect of design, and now that I knew what exactly it is I'm moving forward with it.

 

I'm no professional, but right now I'm inspired to the point where I want to be doing graphic design work everyday on my own time, to just explore different techniques and whatnot. Plus, I was on my favorite design site Abduzeedo and saw Aj Dimarucot and his awesome collection of T-Shirts.

 

I am a T-Shirt fanatic, if I ever have a good chunk of change on me, i'll make my way over to thrift shops in our hipster neighborhood in SF and look for interesting and awesome designs. After seeing AJ's work, I decided to try my own at T-Shirt design.

 

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So now i'm here with some photo manipulations and some designs, but I really felt like sharing with y'all how I got inspired to do actual design work beyond sigs and avatars. May not be much now, but i hope to continue on into the future. Here's more stuff to check out.

 

Lotus Jet Blue Angels set:

 

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40Love's Dreams Don't Sleep (cover idea)

 

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Wake Up, Zak

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Citizen Kane poster

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Thanks for checking it out!

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Narcis_speed6
The one with 'Wake Up Zak' looks awesome, and original. icon14.gif
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PresidentKiller

Yeah, the new font suits it much better. Great work, Zak, you've got a good thing going on there. icon14.gif

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Tommy-Vercetti19

Your work is simply outstanding! inlove.gif What font did you use in the 'Wake Up Zak' one? smile.gif

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Jonny_Tightlips
Your work is simply outstanding! inlove.gif What font did you use in the 'Wake Up Zak' one? smile.gif

Thanks man! It's called Illegal Curves.

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Tommy-Vercetti19

Thanks man, are you on dA, your a very good inspiration for someone like myself. smile.gif

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Wait, so you made that video projected on the building, or at least the majority of it?? If so, that's f*cking great man... had to be tons of work, it paid off well.

The other stuff is great too, keep up all that awesome work, I'm sure it'll pay off for you and it looks like you've already got your foot in the business.

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Yeah. The Wake Up Zak one reminds me of the first minute of the Video of Golden Skans by the Klaxons.

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Brilliant work. The projection was fantastic and so are your static designs. Like the others have said, ''Wake Up Zak'' is spectacular.

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Tell you to your face, you ain't nuttin but a faker

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Jonny_Tightlips

So yesterday I was at work with jack sh*t to do, so I decided to try out a project that had been on my mind for a while, experimenting with triangles, specifically lone triangles and two triangles combined to create different shapes, as a part of collective image. After some placement and coloring, then with a bunch of great tips from my coworker, I got this final result:

 

 

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I used PS for the shapes and placement, and After Effects for the...effects.

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Tommy-Vercetti19

Simply f*cking amazing! Love that kind of art, so did you do any colouring in PS because i'd really love to try and recreate that. I have AE too. Didn't really think it would have much use for still frames but hell this has proven me wrong.

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I'm not really into those triangle shapes wallpapers and stuff, BUT THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME WORK!

I don't know what you did, maybe that you haven't rotate them did the effect, or lots of sparkles, but it's really amazing, love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving it.

 

Looks like a bonafide album cover tbh.

 

*I didn't catch the projection project in the opening post last time either, very impressive. inlove.gif

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Hey ya'll, kaZmik is up for voting on Threadless.com, please give it a 5 so I can hopefully get it printed! biggrin.gif

 

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Yes I do! And I ended up not getting that selected, but here's a new design I have up! Please give it a 5 (if you think it deserves it, of course)! smile.gif

 

 

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Very cool. Reminds me of something I'd see as an album cover. Makes my eyes feel funny mind! Voted, well...will have once they send me the confirmation link for me account.

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Righteous man. I really like how the colors are uneven, like they were sprayed with a can at a distance. I'm not too keen on the larger circles though.

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@Mark, my (wet) dream is to find a band who's sound I like, and they like my designs, so then we could collabsturbate.

 

@MURDOC, I appreciate it man!

 

@Moon, Yeah I feel ya, the circles are bokeh on the texture I used. I originally had it so the texture was on the background as well, but for the shirt I had to keep it as a solid pink.

 

Thanks for the feedback people, any votes and comments on the threadless site are appreciated!

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It's pity that KaZmik didn't get enough good votes. I would've bought one... Anyways, voted for this new one. Great as always. icon14.gif

 

Also, I think you should have a go at a different types of designs for the shirts. What I mean is that don't just make a stunning looking design and just center it on the front-side of the shirt. Have a go at text, different positions, or just something plain simple.

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Tell you to your face, you ain't nuttin but a faker

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Tommy-Vercetti19

I voted, lovely stuff. Maybe you could see what it looks like enlarged and to the side? Looks good in my mind. smile.gif

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So my best friend just made his own little EP, I offered to do some album art. His nickname is Rainbro (he's gay), and specifically asked to have it on there. Check it, and I would appreciate intense critiques. I want to actually do legit album artwork one day so be ruthless.

 

 

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I was trying to find some sort of flaw/something I didnt particularly care for, so this would seem more like a critique than simple one-sided praise...

 

 

But y'know, I just couldnt do it, in all honesty I really dig the design.

 

I like how the letters almost throw my eyes out of focus.

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The design looks amazing. The little flaw I found is the "A" and "I". At first glance they looks like an "N", and even when you start figuring out that it's not an "N", the "A" doesn't really looks like a distinct "A". Without actually knowing the nickname, some might find it hard to figure it out just by this cover. But other than this little annoyance I had, this thing really catches the eye, and just simply looks damn cool. icon14.gif

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