A new pattern on the Toon Shop: Feed me! Or rather two patterns. I can’t choose between a vector graphic and a pixel one, such as a drawing or photo.
If you choose to upload a vector graphic, Spreadshirt will limit the number of colors to 3 (black and white included) from limited swatches (depending on the printing techniques 20 to 28 colors). In addition, many rules have to be respected: lines width or spacing between lines. But the result is perfect and we have a wider choice of printing technique: flex, flock or digital. See printing techniques on Spreadshirt >
A pixel graphic is easier to design: gradients, no features or colors limit, but the result may be surprising if the print size is really different compared to the original (very small or very large). However, I had no surprise until now with my designs.
Here is the vector design.
Here, you can replace each of the 3 colors in the design: black, dark gray and light gray by one in the swatches. For instance:
blue for boys
pink for girls.
Here is the pixel graphic. It’s an original watercolor painting.
First, this design was for St Patrick Day with a pint of Guinness instead of the milk bottles.
But, following my cousin’s advice (mum of two), I adapted the pattern for babies. Thanks to her, I’m quite happy with the result. Now, I think this design is much more adapted for babies, especially when you’re a first time parents struggling with your newborn… feeding him or her night and day!
Yes, I know the title is not really the most appropriate for a special day like today: Valentine day! But perfectly adapted to title this new vector design in Toon’s shop:
Happy Valentine Day!
Is it the beginning of a set? Possible!
For now, here’s two new frogs in addition to other reasons for the Toon Shop and on my personal series of frogs on Flickr: One holding a camembert (french cheese), the other playing petanque (french bowls game).
It all started with a sketch and a watercolor painting I made for a friend in 2000-2001.
So this year, I decided to vectorize it due to the repeated requests of a friend and to participate in the contest Monseur Poulet.
For the future DrupalCamp Lyon to be held in March, April 2012 (To be confirmed), I made some logos inspired by Lyon (city/animal):
There are 3 ideas and variations. For Sketch No. 2, the variations are mainly the drop on the forehead (with or without reflection), reflections on the upper face of the lion (maybe not very printer friendly), the white or dark mouth of the lion and white or blue edges (latest version at the bottom center).
You can vote for the logo you like better below. The poll order is the same as in the gallery.
Thank you in advance for your feedback and votes 🙂
Today just a little word since I participated to a pattern contest on Spoonflower. The theme was Coffee.
Check this contest submissions there is hundreds of submissions. And if you like it, vote for my pattern. Thanks!
Eat So They Can is not over! It’s still time to be part of this global event. You have until the end of 2010 to register as an host, organize your diner, and maybe win a trip to Africa in connection with the distribution trip: distribution of the funds raised thanks to you. There are now nearly 1200 events in 94 countries.
For our part, we hosted our own lunch on Sunday, October 18: a BBQ despite the rain! And we collected $ 243.26 U.S. during this party.
From a development standpoint, there is still much work to do for improving the website… we’ve got plenty of new feature ideas for 2011! But for now, I suggest you take a look at these free online resources, my last artwork for Eat So They Can this year.
Resources are a full range of graphics products downloadable for free by the hosts that contain a considerable amount of information on the causes and our actions in various countries in need. Most of them are equally accessible to all users. In this library, there is a generic and a customizable poster, a flyer and an invitation to your party, a business card, a place mat, a sticker, all the DVD sections (the videos are also available on YouTube), a selection of recipes from the world, and the key facts (one poster per cause with details).
Here is a small graphic overview of these various documents that I advise you to consult for more information about the different causes championed by Eat So They Can and how to find a recipe that comes out of the ordinary:
To create the logo for Eat So They Can, we spent a lot of time and energy at the beginning of the year. The new logo is quite similar to the old one, but has some new concept. For instance, last year, the fundraising was only given to African communities. This year, the funds will be distributed in Africa, Asia, and America.
Here are some ideas we tried before selecting THE Eat So They Can logo 🙂
One of the first Idea was to use a bunny bag or a bowl to depict the food by using a generic object: the bags which are used to transport food and the bowl which is the most common container.
The following logo has not been chosen due to the too significant opposition between the white woman eating on the left and the black girl on the right. This might have caused issues.
A batch of logos were based on the square which is easier to integrate in various design like posters, websites or business cards.
These logos are quite similar to the final one: colors and orientation of the text.
If you want to see the final logo, have a look at Eat So They Can.