Tuesday, 10 April 2012

PS1 Video Game Minimalist Posters

I have been doing these posters for some time now. These represent some of my favourite ps1 games when I was growing up. If there was more than 1 game in a series, the first poster represented the protagonist & the hero, where as all the others afterwards represent their main enemies, and the main bosses of that game. The background colours show the character's skin colour, and each one has 2 distinguishing features. See if you can guess who is who, and what game they are from.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Jurassic Park Minimalist Poster

Based on my love of minimal movie posters. Did this very quickly, just a quick thing, it's ok, though I know I'd need to do more work on it. I used a vector of the franchise's iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, and put that over several amber textures, as this is, for those who may not of seen the movie, the way that dinosaurs are created in the film; dinosaur DNA is extracted straight from mosquitoes that got stuck in amber over 65million years ago, and one of the main characters uses this to bring them back to life.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Duke Nukem Poster

A quick poster I made for my favourite all time gaming character Duke Nukem, based on my love of minimal movie / game posters. Used a number of vectors, textures, images & gradients to achieve the final outcome. I'm just nots ure if maybe Duke's insignia should be smaller or not. 'Hail To The King Baby!'

Massimo Vignelli Quote Poster

I saw this quote by amazing italian designer Massimo Vignelli & it resonated with me about design and all processes it entails. I had intended on creating a textured typographic poster during a tutorial. I couldn't really got a hold of it though I will keep practising. However, by the point where I lost interest in it, I had done a textured background (and learnt about photoshop patterns in the process) and I created a poster based on the quote by Massimo Vignelli. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

In Design You've Got To Think Outside The Circle

I did a design around last october. I was with Alice, and I was thinking a quote that is well known in the design industry. One of them was 'In Design You've Got To Think Outside The Box', and it was Alice who said, how about 'Think Outside The Circle'. That was when I did a design for the quote. This is a redesign of the original design I did in october. It looks a lot better than the original, thanks to the discovery of effective usage of textures, and I feel it looks more fitting with quote. Besides, it looks more aesthetically pleasing, and far more eye catching. In some ways, it reminds me of my SCY flyer I made last february, with it's outrageous design and usage of colour. I'm happy with this redesign I did today.

This is the original design I did ages ago. I liked it after creating it the first time, though after numerous questions about the design ('Why are there pentagons?', 'Why is the circle so small?', 'Why doesn't the representing quote go outside the circles?'), I started looking at it that way myself and I started seeing what others where on about. 


Found a tutorial on creating a vector Koala head, so I thought I would give it a go. I've actually learnt how to use Transparency & Opacity masks on Illustrator. Overall, i'm happy with it. I then took it into Photoshop & added a few textures for a fun twist.

Monday, 2 April 2012


A quick poster I made. Didn't intend for it to be about Japan initially but it turned more into a texture session. I've only just discovered textures, and I'm really enjoying using them; they give me loads of freedom in designing backgrounds / foregrounds and more obvious details to give a sense of purpose.

On another note, not a lot has been said about Japan, or the state the country is in since the nuclear crisis last year. I hope the country is recovering and getting better. I would like to hear more about how it is doing though. To me, this is a more important issue than, say, who is in the auditions of 'The X Factor' or along those lines. I hope Japan is getting on ok and getting all the support it needs.

Playing with Vectors & Textures

Playing with vectors from illustrator & textures from photoshop.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


OK, I should really do some work now...

This is a yellow circle

Saw a 'Keep Calm' poster and thought I'd take the mick out of the so obvious style in which they are made, whilst implementing the simple design of each. So I made this quickly. The yellow circle has no significance, only to state the obvious like any 'Keep Calm' poster.

You can tell you're a designer when you can appreciate and breakdown another piece of design, and make it your own.

Please Don't Interrupt Me Whilst I'm Ignoring You

Saw this message on google, made me chuckle, made a poster for it quickly. I think it works.