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!
Wow, sorry but I really neglected this blog lately. It must be said that between Christmas, New Year’s Day (two weeks on vacation wandering in the wilderness of New Zealand: South Island) and a few small contracts around, I forgot to publish my latest creations.
The last 2 months, I mostly spent time on my shops: Toon Shop (for Europe) and Toon’s Shop (for Canada / US / New Zealand / Australia). FYI, I created these through Spreadshirt shops last year but it took me some time to figure how to add new patterns and understand the Spreadshirt’s settings.
In short, I participated to the contest for Valentine’s day (I leave you with Besides judging the jury selection: The Winners – 2011 Valentine’s Day Design Contest ) which boosted me to create new patterns.
Here is my submission to this contest:
(Canada / US only)
Click the image to create your own products with those designs. It’s magic, I just need to put my designs on the Spreadshirt market place! More information about the market place next time.
See you soon!
Just a little post to ask you your preference on Global Volunteer Network new design to mark the International Volunteer Day.
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.
A new poster for Sam Manzanza and his band (Afro Beat Band). he will play on Saturday 3 July at the Ruby Lounge.
And Sam’s invitation:
HEAT BEAT is collaborative musical collective featuring Bands and Music from the many musical Hospots of the world.
This HEAT BEAT features members from cultures as diverse as Latin America, Africa, Asia and Middle East and plays the many different Hot, Spicy and Powerful Rhythms of these regions.
These traditional styles are thrown into a melting pot with a measure of Afro Beat, Samba, Salsa, Funk, Ska, Congo Beat and Zimbawe Marimba music to create a High Energy Dance Sound sure to get the Temperature Rising as the Winter is here in Wellington.
Eat So They Can is an international event fundraiser organized by GVN Foundation. Each participant, or host, is organizing a meal for the day against global hunger on October 16 and performs fund raising until the date of the meal.
With my colleague we made several graphics for the dressing of the site, here is a small selection:
And here is the final version:
As you can see, I’ve subscribed as an host: Julie’s event and will organise a party at home for this great cause: Women’s empowerment the 16 October 2010. So if you want to support this cause too, participate to my fund raising now!