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Put up or shut up


berry

Active Member
#1
I've been on DF for a while since the early stages and with a bucketful of national and international creative awards over the space of 30 odd years, kinda think I know how to walk the walk, and I say what I speak - which is not to everyones taste! I have no problem advising and helping people out as I know the mistakes and pitfalls as I've done them at my cost myself. But....

Can you walk the walk? Or are you just talk?

Double dare time - and I say this to any student/graduate/creative/interviewee....

.... If you could only show ONE piece of work.....What is it?

This will either be the shortest, longest or forum moderated thread...
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#2
If I was judged by one project, rather than piece, it would be this. Gentlemen and Ladies I offer you, Mike Borgia's "Live or Die You Won't Be Lonely"

Digital Artwork, there is a physical one, but it is a tiny run of 100:



Instead of just buying a digital download, you got to buy a lovely magazine and the digital download is free.

















I didn't make the left page artwork, bar one page. But the rest was all me, I did the cover art, laid out the entire magazine, I am really happy with the result, and I am really excited to finally get one! It went in the post today.

They liked the cover art enough for it to be turned into a shirt!



Not the best photo again...

I did a poster for the release show:



And a playbill for the show.



I am genuinely gutted, considering the time difference, that I am not at the show, its going on right now!
 

wac

Senior Member
#3
I really like this magazine, particularly the fact that, though there is a consistency throughout, most pages seem to have their own identity. :clap:

I guess mine would still be Piano Hero Junior (beta). Although I've probably come along a bit since then in terms of design, it's still a project that I'm particularly proud of.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7bjx0xl948&feature=player_profilepage"]YouTube - Piano Hero Junior (beta) HD[/ame]





 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#5
ummmmm I'm not sure what I can show due to nda's......

If it was something I can show on my website it would likely be this (but higher quality render) although I've done 'better' work which I can't show


although I have to admit I do quite like the work I did for the drunken goose competition too.....
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#7
This is my one piece (but it's cheating because it's lots of pieces under the same banner).

I only recently got the nod to be able to share this with everyone, which I'm very glad about. This is a Hot Rod Clothing brand that I started with a printer friend of mine. We've been going for over a year now, and new designs are due to be added soon.

Piston – Original Hotrod Clothing

Many thanks to Andy (TBWCF) who helped us out so much in the beginning, taking the turd that was my original web-design and helping to polish it beyond recognition!

I'm proud of the whole body of work, t-shirt designs, website and everything else that's sprung from it. But if I had to choose one design out of the lot I guess it'd be this one:
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#9
Someone's got Sega on the brain!

Weird how everyone spots something different in a design. That's why design is so cool, and so difficult!
 

br3n

Senior Member
#10
Its really nice.... but when I looked at it to see what "I saw" in it, couldnt help but notice the cock and balls at the bottom :D .... bit worrying that.
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#14
*rorschach

Be interested to hear your thoughts on the site/designs, Mike. I know you're a t-shirt guy. PM me if you don't want to de-rail this thread (though I suspect that's too late :) )
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#18
Hmm, having just ready this thread Im certainly not gonna make my decision fast! Similarly to some others nda's of some of my most recent works make this a little bit harder for me.

Out of interest Berry, what would YOU show? ;)
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#19
philjohns said:
Hmm, having just ready this thread Im certainly not gonna make my decision fast! Similarly to some others nda's of some of my most recent works make this a little bit harder for me.

Out of interest Berry, what would YOU show? ;)
armadillo, the company lol
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#20
Fair! although even the Armadillo website has SOME things that I don't like/dont work ;)

(I hope B isn't listening/reading/spying/plotting/getting revenge...)