Thursday, April 22, 2010

Available Now: Nifty Retro Business Card Templates

I know what you're thinking: Jeepers! I sure wish there was a magic retro business card machine!  Well, my friend, your wish has been granted . . . or at least the next best thing. I am proud to announce that I have just released the first round of my Nifty Retro Business Card Templates over at the Vintage 66 Graphics Shop.  Like I said, this is just the first round, so there are more designs to come, as well as some other cool retro templates; promotional postcards, flyers, etc. Of course, if you don't see exactly what you like, I am available for hire to do a design just for you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pedal Pushers T-shirt Design

Hey, I know it has been awhile since I've posted here,  I've been really busy with some other projects, and since I've recently wrapped two of them up, I wanted to do a little boasting. This is one that I finished earlier in the week. There's a group of friends down in the East Bay area who get together and ride their vintage beach cruisers around. They call themselves The Pedal Pushers and I was aked to design a T-shirt with a retro/vintage flair for them. I'm really happy with the way the project turned out. This is the final version:

I used to show them how this design might look on a T-shirt when they get them printed up. Okay, I'm done boasting . . . for now at least.

Be sure and check out the next V66 post, I plan to go a little more in depth on another recent design I did featuring a tricked out hot rod with a brain for an engine.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vintage 66 Graphics: Two Years Old Today

I have to be honest, the only reason I am aware of the significance of  today's date is because I just renewed my business name. Nevertheless, two years ago today I started up Vintage 66 Graphics, incidentally, if you're wondering, the name comes from the year I was born: 1966, and my love of vintage & retro design—I like to think the graphics part is obvious. Anyway, I made this decision shortly after closing down my previous attempt at rocking the graphic design world in the form of, RNW Graphic Productions, Inc., which I had opened as a corporation on the merit some very bad advice from a very  expensive attorney, who for legal reasons shall remain nameless. I basically had two options, give up and go home, or pick myself up and try it again. As costly a mistake as that was, both financially and psychologically, I learned some really valuable lessons from the experience, and more importantly, I'm still here slugging it out, and doing just fine as a sole proprietor. So, kiss my ass Mr. Expensive-Lawyer!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hot Rod With a Brain

Holy Mackerel! I know it's been quite a while since I've posted anything, but I've been a busy lad, in fact, I'm here to do a little boasting a bout a project I just finished up. I did this cool little illustration for John over at the Hot PR Shop. He does public relations, copy writing and whatnot, and as a matter of fact, I was just looking at his web site and it seems he's having a special for the month of April on radio ad copywriting.

Anyway, as you can see below, it features a hot rod featuring a brain for an engine. I was all set to do a post about how the project came about, although not entirely step-by-step, just a few things along the way. Sadly, I just realized that many the files (including the final T-shirt version) are way too big to be posting here, so I'll have to do that post a little later, after I have trimmed down some of the files to a more manageable size. So I guess you can think of this one as the appetizer.