Monday, November 02, 2009

New Bomb Turkey

Another month, another special sandwich at Melt, another poster.


Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast
Mom's Homemade Sage Stuffing
Roasted Butternut Squash Purée
Sweet Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Muenster Cheese

This and last month's two Melt posters are now available in The Shop on The posters are 12 x 18, signed and numbered prints on a nice heavy paper.

I can't really post that comprehensive of a process on this one because I mistakenly ruined the master file while I was redesigning the poster into ads for Scene and The Independent. Such a bone head amateur move. I feel like I've been making a lot of bad moves and mistakes lately. I even screwed up during the process while coloring this and had to redo about an hour's worth of work. I also cut it really close on some other poster that should have been done a bit ago. It still got done, just later than I would have liked. I'm going to post that one soon. Well, the good news is there's an awesome sandwich I could go slam to make myself feel better.

Crowd shots are fun, and I like including things that I know full well are going to be covered up by the sandwich or, not so much in this one, but sometimes the text. It may sound like doing more work than is actually necessary, but I find that I just can't wrap my head around not doing a full blown illustration, even if nobody's ever going to see it or know about it. Then again, I'm posting it here, so... there's that.

I don't really know too much about The New Bomb Turks, but they're from Columbus.

Here's a scan of the sandwich drawing before I applied the "Threshold" adjustment in Photoshop, which changes all the pixels to either black or white. That way the line work is easier to select and make other adjustments to, and looks better when you print it, as long as it's at a high enough resolution.

This is another project where I got physically hungry while I was working on this. I was starving when I was coloring this. What was I thinking?

Here's the text. I chose to actually draw the letters out all typewriter distressed style, instead of printing them out and distressing them with my copy machine. This was a really fun piece to do. I like how it's really dark compared to some of the past posters like The Corny Beast or The Soul Vegetarian. I like how these posters, even though they have a uniform look, are all pretty different and unique.

1 comment:

Sal Go said...

new bomb turks = best 90's garage band... amazing

also... akira!! hell yeah