I am glad that it did pop into your head , it is a joyful piece of work as is your new banner , damien its a very imediate medium(by which I mean honest and intuitive +uncontrived), it seems so effortless to you , go man go :)
thanks Jane! yeah I tried not to think about what I was doing too much when drawing the letterforms because my natural designer's instinct is to make everything nice and straight and I wanted something a lot freer & throwaway almost!
This is really lovely :) If you don't mind me asking how did you make this? I LOVE the vintage feel but find it difficult to incorporate into my work as I don't really know how to make it happen. :)
Thanks Joanne! yeah it took me a while to find out how to do this technique, it's basically just experimenting with layering different textures with different blend modes in Photoshop. The actual illustration & type was all drawn in Illustrator & then I copied & pasted the whole thing into Ps. There's some good free textures here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bittbox/page14/ Vintage paper always makes stuff look good & try layering other grainy textures like concrete set to overlay on top & use layer masks to mask any bits you don't want overlapping.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I know what I will be doing today! :)