Yes, yes y’all! Today is the day to cop this limited edition shirt designed by many multiple artists from Teefury.com. My design is the second one to the right on the top row.
Here is what TeeFury.com has to say about where the sales go to:
“The proceeds from the sale of this design will go to Save the Children organization. They are “the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.”
It is easy sometimes to forget that we are part of a bigger whole, mostly invisible to us as we toil through our affairs just keeping our own hides secure. Similar to this shirt design, it takes a collaboration of effort to make something more grand and affect more largely than what one can on their own.”
So buy a shirt, it’s for a good cause, it only cost $9,it makes you look fresh, and it’s a limited edition since it will only be on sale for only this day.
Teefury.com is a cool site that features an exclusive t-shirt design that is sold for one day at $9. It promotes the featured artist and helps you get to know the artist a bit with it’s questionnaire. Everyday there is a different shirt, so if your taste in the tee of the day isn’t you, then there’s tomorrow.
Teefury has a collaboration t-shirt with many different artists and designers for their Thursday release. The theme was “Monsters”, which was inspired by the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” that is now being made into a feature film. I have submitted my monster and after seeing what the shirt will look like, I like the placement of where it is. You can actually see a piece of my creature in the picture above. Proceeds for the tee will be donated to charity. Teefury.com is currently working with causecast.org I believe that is what made me want to submit a cool monster for this design, because the proceeds will be going to charity. I would probably have done one if it was just a collaboration, but I like the idea that it is going to charity.
THURSDAY 5/25/09 PICK UP YOUR MONSTER COLLABORATION T-SHIRT!!
Vectortuts are having a graphic design tutorials & articles week. One article that I think is very important for graphic designers or anyone learning graphic design is how to set up your files for print like making sure your black is rich black.
Here’s a brief piece of the article:
“Interestingly enough, there are actually several different types of black when it comes to printing, but the two most widely used terms are “plain black” and “rich” or “full black.” Keep in mind, “rich black” has several variants, depending on your printer’s preference. If you’ve ever created an image in Illustrator that contained sections of black, and later placed it into a Photoshop document where the image sat on top of a black you chose from the color palette in Photoshop, it’s likely you’ve seen this disconnect.
When you use black in a program like Illustrator or InDesign without choosing a Pantone color, the CMYK breakdown automatically defaults to C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=100, where black is fully saturated and the other three are completely absent.
Rich Black / Full Black
As stated before, there are several variants of rich black, but what’s important to know when you’re designing is that the Photoshop default for black is different than other programs (where C: 75, M: 68, Y: 67, K: 90). It’s likely that Photoshop will be the place you find this difference most often if you’re not intentionally trying to give a piece of your design a darker, richer tone than you get with plain black.
If you are intentionally doing so, make sure to ask your printer which variant of rich black they like to use on press, usually referred to as “warm black” or “cool black,” where there are higher levels of either magenta or cyan, respectively. It’s generally not recommended that you use a completely saturated level of all four colors (where C: 100, M: 100, Y: 100, K:100), as this can over-saturate the paper on press and will certainly give the press operator trouble.”
To Check out the rest of this useful article go here : http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing/printing-prepress-basics/
Designers Palehorse and Hydro74 released an exhibit last year with a bunch of other artists to showcase t-shirt art as fine art. They challenged what is fine art and not only did they do that, all who attended the gallery could pick up a shirt that was printed right then and there. This exhibit is back for a second time and you can order the shirts online, before the show. If you’re a fan of t-shirts and illustrations, I recommend picking up a shirt. Some returning artists are Jimiyo, Godmachine, Dan Mumford, along with new comers The Black Axe, OG Abel, and more. It’s definitely worth checking out the exhibit if you’re in the area and/or the website if you cannot make the exhibit.
VISIT THE SITE HERE
I saw this on the blog of my good people Black Flag Shoppe(check them out HERE) If you’re in the New York City area today, check this event out. Meet the photographers Henry Chalfant(director of the movie “STYLE WARS” & Martha Cooper.
Whether you believe stock art is hurting the industry or helping the designer come up with something when a rush job is given, it’s important to have some tools in the arsenal. I’ve released three sets, Random Design Elements, Grimey Strokes & Splatter, and Flourish Designs. Here is another download for you guys. This is a small vector pack containing elements of sports. For awhile I haven’t seen any sports vector art around the net and all the stock art released all were very similar and stuck with the trend that is out. So here are some designs that I had to use on certain jobs that were sports related. These are sports that are in season. When Fall comes around, I might release some fall and winter sports vectors. So enjoy the baseballs, soccer or football for every non American, lacrosse, tennis balls, the silhouettes, banner, and cap. Go get your design on!
Download the sports stock art here
Sergio Ordonez of SOS Factory is a designer/illustrator based out of Spain and he has written on an important subject on his blog, Pricing. If you take a gander at his site, you will see that he is talented and produces quality work. He lists his pricing on his website and apparently other designers and illustrators have been sending him e-mails complaining about his pricing. I understand where he is coming from about charging what he does whether you’re only starting out or you do not have the clients that pay the price that they should be paying. He also lists his reasons for what degrades the design business. One of those reasons are design schools. It is worth reading what one designer’s reasoning is for his prices. You may find his reasoning nonsense or not, but I know we will agree to disagree.
From SOS Newbie:
How much should i charge?
They always refer me to the designers ethic code, the one that tells you what you have to do in every moment… But what happens if i don’t have many clients but i have bills to pay?, Will the code author come to pay them?
Codes are fine, they help to understand the profession… but only you can price your work
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