Monthly Archives: October 2009

Colors of Nintendo

Drawing Experiment 30

MegamanI was toying with the concept of how strong branding uses color combinations and configuration of those colors in order to create a branding image. For example, UPS vs FEDEX vs USPS.  Color combinations bring to mind one brand of shipping carrier.  As for configuration, Heinekin vs Starbucks.

Therefore, playing with this idea, I though perhaps I can create abstract blocks of color, configured to bring to recognition some of the famous Nintendo characters that have already been branded in our minds.  As expected, some of the less famous characters, or ones you have not seen much will be harder to recognize.

Try identifying the color blocks below!  There is also a pattern in which these color pattern blocks are grouped that may help you identify some characters that have been less branded into our minds.

ColorsOfNintendo

Did you figure it out?
Highlight the next few lines to see the answer:
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Donkey Kong
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Wario
Link, Zelda
Metroid
Megaman
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Annie was so excited to see these in shapes that were in proportionate squares because she saw them as great quilt patterns. She said that she would try making quilts out of them.  Wow!  Imagine having these as cushions!

And of course, here is the SVG of the Colors of Nintendo.

Please Nintendo Inc., do not sue me, i’m nothing more than a poor creative designer/programmer needing his outlet.

Law Of Overlapping Layers 2: Look + Look = Plus

Drawing Experiment 29

Based on my previous idea of the T-Shirt Idea, my wife Annie had a great idea to create one with a different message.  Here is the second in the series of the Law of Overlapping Layers. Title: Law of Overlapping Layers: Look + Look = Plus or in short L+L=P

l+l=p

Here is the vectorized version of L+L=P all of the above.

Here is an additional version the above which I thought Annie was talking about when she tried to describe it to me which is titled: Look2 + Look2 = Stars, L2+L2=S
L2+L2=S

Here is the vectorized version of L2+L2=S all of the above.
If you happen to make a T-Shirt of this before I get to it,
please take a picture and send it to me. Thanks!

And Of course, I will be making stickers out of these.

Law Of Overlapping Layers: Smile + Smile = Dead

Drawing Experiment 28

Random T-Shirt Design Idea. Recently went to some t-shirt shops and saw that the trend was mixing death with cute, or some other positive emotion related to human desires. According to art history, this type of art is very telling of the times we live in. I personally dislike this genre of art, yet I could not stay away from making a digital art semi-satire of this trend.

Title: Law of Overlapping Layers: Smile + Smile = Dead or in short S+S=D

S+S=D-og

I added color to it to give it a little bit more visual thrust.  It takes away from the original meaning, but it looks better.
s+s=d-color

Here is my “reverse” version for all who are in to that out there.
s+s=d-Bcolor

Here is the vectorized version of S+S=D all of the above.
If you happen to make a T-Shirt of this before I get to it,
please take a picture and send it to me. Thanks!

And Of course, I can’t help but make stickers out of these guys…
Still having a dilemma of whether to allow the equation to be broken to pieces (make circle labels of faces) or not.

Windows XP Welcome Screen Vectorized – SVG

This morning as I turned on my computer, I realized, how funny it would be if this same welcome screen sign was used in other places, not in the digital world, but in the physical world. Taking some time to find a way to get all the font and colors, which I will describe in detail below, I created an SVG (vector file)  file so anyone can now print a high quality image of the welcome screen to post it into the physical world.  Windows viva Windows XP.

Just a note: Printed colors are different from monitor colors.  Monitor colors differ from one to another. The color you see on your screen vs your printer vs my screen and my printer may not be the same.  I used the color picker after screen-shooting the logon screen to get the following colors, so I’m pretty sure they are accurate.

FONT: Arial, Bold, Italic
FONT COLOR: White
FONT SHADOW COLOR: #00309C or 0,  48, 156 (RGB)
BACKGROUND IMAGE COLOR: #5A7EDC or 90, 126, 220 (RGB)

windowsWelcomeScreen

Get the Windows Welcome Vector SVG File.

And of course, I had to make labels out of them to stick in place. I printed this onto a 3-1/2 x 5 labels. Here is what it looks like. I will update with some more photos when I get the chance. If you want these labels, let me know.

IMG_8509

Please Microsoft Inc., do not sue me, i’m nothing more than a poor creative designer/programmer needing his outlet.