I've been meaning to play around with this technique for years, and am only just now getting to it. Haven't done anything to this other than tinting it (poorly), otherwise this is a straight scan of a print from a laser printer that is running out of toner.
Now I just have to figure out what to do with it...
almost 3 years ago
Very nice. New design coming possibly... please?
@Chris: new design has been coming for about 2 years already — I keep starting over and over and over... but it's nearing completion, finally.
make a stamp!
* Does a little dance *
Now to go home and make a little love, possibly get down tonight.
Wow, I'll have to give that a shot...I'm always low on toner.
@Grant: The left one makes me think of a debossed imprint on really thick stock — would look great on business cards, with each portion a different color ink (or paper + single color). A stamp's also a great idea (love stamps :)
Love it, naturally.
The old trick I've toyed with is running something out on a laser printer and using masking tape to pull up bits of the toner. You have to move quickly otherwise it really just starts tearing the paper...
@Scott: wait, so you're saying I could *replace* the toner cartridge with a *new* one???
So what does the "SB" stand for? Is that for some website or something?
@Dan - yeah, i did a custom stamp for a client project not too long ago - it's amazing what fun it can be on the right kind of paper stock. some sort of deboss would of course be excellent as well.
Love the look of this.
@Scott I didn't even see this shot but the other day I was just trying that very thing for a logo redesign I'm working on. Except instead of masking tape, I used regular scotch tape, rolled up around my finger. It worked very well. I'll have to rebound this baby.
I really, really like this approach. Sometimes simple analog is a thousand times more efficient and better looking then digital tweaking.
Me like. I like grunge. I like you.
that's a cool effect. wish my laser still worked when it's low on toner! instead, it clams up and begs for a refill!
I failed to realize the process you did to get to this result. I absolutely LOVE when designers put down the mouse and use more traditional methods. Such a great idea. We all ought to design more like this.
I'm assuming you made this for my baby http://styleboost.com, Dan.
love the textures, and it looks like a great logo, too :)
@Johan: Yup, along with SimpleBits and Sidebar. Why it's such a common combination of first letters, I have no idea.
over 1 year ago
Very clean et sobre
about 1 year ago
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