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Vintage Travel Poster

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by iDesign, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. iDesign

    iDesign Member

    Hello -
    I'm just about to start a rather exciting project. I need to come up with a vintage travel poster. It's for a huge sign and I'll be working from a photo.
    Has anyone ever done one before? What was your process? Some web sources suggest the "cutout" filter on PS. The thought of untangling all those layers when moved to Illustrator! :mellow:
    Thanks
     
  2. shaunalynn

    shaunalynn Active Member

    I haven't necessarily done one but I have studied the heck out of them because I love the typography. The shapes are bold, colors a little muted, and texture texture texture. Like a light grain on everything. :)
     
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  3. iDesign

    iDesign Member

    I can see the grain is important on those that I've looked at. I was thinking the shortcut option but I've decided to work from scratch in illustrator with a view of adding grain etc in PS.
    Thanks for the advice :D
     
  4. floriographic

    floriographic Member

    I would say definitely draw from scratch in Illustrator rather than use the cut out filter, that normally looks amateurish, you have a lot more control drawing in Illustrator. Like Shauna said grainy textures and strong shapes and typography are very important. I started a set of travel posters a while ago but never go to around to finishing them. Here are a couple of my favourite vintage inspired travel poster collections that might help get your creative juices flowing!

    http://jakeearly.com/series.php?name=California%20Mountain%20Series

    https://www.andersondesigngroupstore.com/store-cat-gallery.html
     
  5. iDesign

    iDesign Member

    Hey floriographic,
    Thanks for the links! I absolutely love vintage! There is some great work on those links. I agree. Working from scratch is going to save so many issues down the line and be much more controllable.
    :)
     
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  6. ahat84

    ahat84 New Member

    Yes it is easy to do but require some working.
     
  7. lucy

    lucy Member

    I think we should see more vintage on the web. I agree that working from scratch helps save time and money in the long run. I took a look at the links, some interesting designs on there. Thanks for sharing
     
  8. Ambee404

    Ambee404 New Member

    This has come quite handy. I have been trying to increase comments on my site to get some search engine love.
     

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