personal stationery - dandy

Tags: personal stationery, warhol, modern art, pomo

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six other press
  • Minted Oct 28, 2008
  • 2 Awards
  • 135 Comments made
  • 876 Votes cast

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comments from Jana:

this one works best if the client provides a small, low-res jpeg, although even a 2-color gif would be fine. unlimited colorways for this one; don'tcha love the grid? ya gotta love the grid! all those ones and zeroes! 1+0=infinity! it's especially fun once you begin breaking out of its rigidity.


personal stationery, warhol, modern art, pomo

colors shown:

sage, sky, sand, lipstick pink


adobe garamond

design inspired by:

Martha Angus

submitted on:

Jul 09 2009

average score:




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final average score: 1.74
personal stationery - dandy by six other press


six other press on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:43am
six other press
  • Minted Oct 28, 2008
  • 2 Awards
  • 135 Comments made
  • 876 Votes cast

some strange color things happened with this one - not just the design this time! :-) the greens are actually much softer, more sage, less lime. doesn't happen on saving the ai to pdf, not until i pull the pdf into photoshop. something to do with all the layers of transparency, i suspect. if any of you have encountered similar difficulties and have found a workaround, i appreciate you sharing your digital expertise.

Coco and Ellie Design on Jul 9, 2009 at 1:29pm
Coco and Ellie Design
  • Minted Dec 9, 2008
  • 167 Awards
  • 1753 Comments made
  • 24706 Votes cast

I like the portait pop-art concept and a nice job but it's definitely a lot of work for minted designers to customize if were to sell.

Andres Montaño on Jul 9, 2009 at 2:31pm
Andres Montaño
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
  • 20 Awards
  • 86 Comments made
  • 2718 Votes cast

My first suggestion is when your designing for print, you never want too many transparency layers. If an opacity change is applied for the sole use of changing the color, then you'll never get what you want. If I were going to recreate this design, I would have a background, 12 yellow faces, then different color squares with different blending modes. Everything at 100% opacity and everything on one layer. If navigating your layer palette gets too long, thats when you group the yellow heads. But between Ai and pdfs to psd, you shouldnt be losing color information.

six other press on Jul 9, 2009 at 3:43pm
six other press
  • Minted Oct 28, 2008
  • 2 Awards
  • 135 Comments made
  • 876 Votes cast

nam, yes, or only a name change. charge more if a client would like to personalize the image info too.

six other press on Jul 9, 2009 at 4:01pm
six other press
  • Minted Oct 28, 2008
  • 2 Awards
  • 135 Comments made
  • 876 Votes cast

andres, thx for the tips. sorry, i didn't explain that very well the first time. everything is on the same layer. i played with the opacity in various blending modes to simulate the effect of screen printing in multiple layers (and not cleaning your screens!), not for a change of color. the color change from pdf to photoshop was a surprise to me too. i'm using cs3 and saving as ai's default for pdf, but changing output color to convert to destination but preserving numbers, because otherwise i was getting an unsightly outline at the back of each head. but like i said, it looks right as a pdf, but the greens are amped up once i get to photoshop. i maybe need to select another color option for photoshop rather than cymk, as the submission templates are of course in rgb....