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Grohl Type
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Published: July 9, 2008
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AUGUST 30, 2010: This art work is now for sale! Please contact me for details if you're interested.

Portrait of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters singer, Nirvana's and Tenacious D's drummer) made from the lyrics of "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters.

About 4.5 Hours in Illustrator CS3

August 2011 - I get a number of people asking about using images from this series as desktop images. If that's what you want to do, go for it, you don't need my permission...
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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yowstery's avatar
this is awesome!
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whaiftees|Professional General Artist
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abennett88's avatar
excellent work! ~ I am creating a Type Face for a design class assignment ~ thanks for the inspiration!
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akiras123's avatar
awesome, im doing this in art class.
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denimleaf| Traditional Artist
awesome! :D
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CowboyFromHull's avatar
I love this piece so much, it seems to have an element of originality not seen in most type art. It also helps that I love dave. It inspired me to do my own rough style

[link]

No where neer as good as yours but I wonder if you cold give some feedback and explain some of your different techniques to do with placement.
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WeAreSleepers's avatar
YES! can i download this and use it as my computer wallpaper?
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Raemed's avatar
wow

this is soooo awesome
I love FooFighters

:thumbsup:
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Sangiev's avatar
Your wonderful typography has been featured in this News Article ! [link] So hope you'll like it and meet others who does the same type of art :)
If you :heart: then you could :+fav: to show your support :) Comments are also appreciated :)

Sangiev,
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cube1987's avatar
amazing job.
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Imposcillator's avatar
Incredible!!! Could you perhaps share a bit of your technique? I've always been interested in attempting something like this but don't know how to go about it.
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CaliburlessSoul|Professional General Artist
It's pretty simple, get a good source image and place it in illustrator (I convert to grayscale and tweak the level in photoshop first). Copy the lyrics in to the illustrator file and choose a type face. After that you just need the patience to make each word its own object and to rotate and resize to start build areas of values.

I usually start with the more detailed features and go from there.
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Imposcillator's avatar
Thanks, that was just what I needed to get the general idea.
I'll be sure to send you a link if I attempt something like this so you can give me some feedback.
Thanks again and keep creating great art! :)
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livneeson's avatar
oh wait, I looked at your gallery :D
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livneeson's avatar
that's so cool! Would you think of doing it with other musicians too?
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HaggisandDave4eva's avatar
i Love this! i wish i had the patience to do anyhting this intricate XD
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