…The new Black Scat book that is. THE BOOK WITH THE GREEN COVER.
Catchy title, eh?
This is my collection of verbo-visual treats — featuring freaked-up posters, charts, mock book & magazine covers, rectified readymades, typographic diversions, found novels, and other delicious detritus.
It’s profusely illustrated in FLAMING FULL COLOUR which really makes the pictures pop out.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy on Amazon. You’ll be glad you did and so will I.
Tip of the cap to Nuwan Panditha who created a complex (customizable) set of Photoshop actions that transform photos into rough sketches. I’ve created actions myself and used hundreds of others over the years, but nothing quite so intricate and sublime. Runtime: approximately 3 minutes! Wow.
DATELINE: Nov. 11, 2018 — Vacaville CA
Long time no post, but I’m back at the mobile drawing board on the road. Destination unknown, which only adds to the sense of adventure.
Yesterday was at the loco Peet’s where I was working on a cover design for JEF Books. .
Had plenty of privacy on the patio since everyone was inside, avoiding the smoke from the fires in Paradise. (Nearly 200 miles away!) There was a weird orange sun going down which I neglected to capture.
At left is my digital painting (“Extreme Tech Support”) for the cover of the October issue of Le Scat Noir. I wanted to repurpose the image for an ad but needed space on the right. A big problem?
Not really, thanks to Adobe’s “Content-Aware” technology in Photoshop CC (Content-Aware Patch, Scale, and Fill). The result, at right, allows room for text at the top and down the right side.
The screenshot below shows the substantial distance I added between background log and figure using Content-Aware Scale without distorting the radical tech team.
What would once have required hours of labor was accomplished in a matter of minutes.
Use your tools, comrades!
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If you’ve missed any back issues, you’ll find them all here.
Donald Trump Official Campaign Poster (G.O.P. Approved) is now available:
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