More from the BLKSMTH trim pack.
over 1 year ago
Yea looks great! wish I knew how to get that great texture you have
Amazing texture as usual. How do you accomplish that?
Every time I run into some old signs like this, I remember your work. Just love the hand-done quality of it. Perfect type!
wooooaaahh. very nice
I hate to be "that guy", but the weight of the L and K feel a little heavy in comparison to the other letters.
Hey Jeff, thanks for the comment, but the point of this image is to look like a stamp and if it were actually stamped in real life, the weight applied would be uneven and cause certain letters to appear to have a heavier feel. If you notice, the BLK are darker than the SMT and that's done on purpose.
Nicely done Jon!
Thanks Jon for the reply and I understand the whole weight distribution on application concept, but I should have been clearer on my use of the term heavy. I was more concerned on the line weight of the letters. The stem on the L and K look wider than that on the M,T and H. I dunno, for some reason it just bugs me.
All critique aside… I love your work.
Thanks Jeff! Yes, the stem weights are purposefully designed that way to make it feel awkward. This will be printed on old, stained fabric and sewn into jeans under the idea of an 1892 environment. The idea here is to give a sense of style while still using that "some guy who doesn't know about lettering drew this over 100 years ago." Also, once this is printed, there will be an excess of ink used to make each of these forms distort into thicker and thinner lines, so I needed a variety of shapes to have the final product look legitimately old.
This is awesome, man
by Jon Contino
Finally got around to getting photos. You can see the whole project here: http://joncontino.com/BLKSMTH
10 months ago
Big fan of your work! This is awesome man.
10 months ago
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