A little sketch inspired by reading in a mid-19th century trail guide an anecdote discussing the merits of the Colt .45 versus a grizzly. The author would actually have been referencing Civil War era .45 Army model or the antebellum Colt Walker, which used caps and paper cartridges, but the one we are most familiar with is the legendary 1873 Single-Action Army. 100% hand drawn - the type that is!
over 1 year ago
This is so great!
You're killin' it @Joseph! Great lettering.
So I am curious who would win: the Colt .45 or the Grizzly 600? ;)
Haha glad you like it @Nikita! That's a good question. If I were the one with the .45, I'd try to shoot out the tires and if I were on the Grizzly 600, I'd be dodging bullets like a madman!
@Joseph, I was actually making a bit of a joke...the average weight of an actual Grizzly BEAR is about 600 pounds, so...gotcha. ;)
I see @Nikita, I thought you were meaning the Yamaha Grizzly 600 ATV! Yeah, I have to say, I wouldn't want to meet a grizzly in person... it's strange to read about the days when lethal wildlife was an everyday encounter!
Some great hand lettering. Really fits the old vintage luggage tag.
Wow, this is a freakishly beautiful shot..! (and no, that wasn't intended to be a joke relating to the gun, I'm not as bad as @Nikita haha). The lettering styles are gorgeous – they go perfectly with the materials, overall look and the feel of that first photo in particular. Really excellent!
Thanks @Caitlin! That's what I was gunning for.
Edit: woops, no pun intended haha
Edit again: I missed your comment @Claire, glad you like it! I had fun with it, maybe I should try printing it on a real tag instead of using the old http://images.google.com/ ! The first shot looks a bit weird because of the lighting/shadows on the revolver (more Google Images!) - I was out last night and then finished this at around 2:00 AM, and I didn't feel like trying to fix the lighting!
@Claire, you're horrible. ;) @Joseph, that was hilarious...intended or not!
Awesome. Great work Joseph!
Haha @Nikita and @Claire you guys are good for me... I tend to be far too serious!
Thanks @Jonathan! I'm thinking maybe I should call up some gunsmiths and offering design services, could be an interesting niche!
looking sweet! love the stamped effect
Wow! Looks sweet!
Thanks @Neil and @Nick, great to hear that from you guys!
Fantastic! Just stunning example rustic typography
It's so fantastic! Very well done! I wish there was a font like this :-D A really masterpiece.
Thanks @Matthias, I'm sure there are many fonts out there that are similar, I just wanted to do it all by hand just for fun!
This is so great! Nothing beats hand drawn type :)
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