inspired by not the sun by brand new
i’ve fallen in love with Brand New during the last few days. my favorite album of theirs right now is the devil and god are raging inside me, though daisy is growing on me. i love learning about a band, hearing how their sound has evolved, and reading the stories behind their lyrics. anyway….. :)
as you can tell this is very different from the stuff i’ve done in the past; this time i went digital and added color and textures! i wanted to mix it up a bit from the one color lettering on a white background.
i did the lettering on paper then colored it all black and scanned it in. next i went into photoshop and added cement and wood grain backgrounds which i got from design instruct. i created two layers of the lettering, one for the blue and one for the white. i experimented a lot with the blending modes, opacity, and filters and i am happy with how it turned out.
p.s. if you are in LA and you love letters like i do, there will be a show opening next weekend (may 14) at Gallery Nucleus called Illustrated Type. there will be work by Mike Perry, Jessica Hische, Sandra Dieckmann, Darren Booth + many more.