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Simply Helvetica

By umert
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Here is my entry for the Helvetica NOW Poster Contest going on at Lino Type to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the typeface's introduction.

This particular entry has been pieced together from multiple pictures. I would like to take this opportunity to point them out.

Crownstock: [link]

Shoofly-stock: [link]

Dareios: [link]

LuckyStock: [link]

The windmill and the boats were acquired from stock.xchng: [link]

The inspiration came from Gary Hustwit who produced a documentary on Helvetica to coincide with its fiftieth anniversary of the typeface's introduction.
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© 2007 - 2020 umert
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joyologo's avatar
this is really nice work, i like..
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sniperholixProfessional Interface Designer
Its great but I thought it needed some shawing of the tree and and swrls on the hand
RealStyle's avatar
Hey, nice work!
I featured this deviation here: [link]

See Ya!
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TwistedChaz's avatar
you should watch the documentary on Helvetica, aply named Helvetica The Film
umert's avatar
yeah, I enjoyed that documentary.
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mido4designProfessional Interface Designer
it's fantastic
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munchester2coolHobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking design. :+fav:
straitlines's avatar
hey umer,
I really like your composition :) great work.
kardboard's avatar
for the light, didi u use brushes or make it yourself?
(impressive nonetheless)
umert's avatar
i would have to say that 25% is brush. Everything else is done from a tutorial of creating a brush stroke in Photoshop using the Pen Tool. What you do is you make a line in Photoshop using the Pen Tool. You click off of the Pen Tool and select the Brush Tool, specify the thickness of a brush, switch back to the Pen Tool, right click on the path and select Stroke Path from the drop down menu while making sure that Simulat Pressure check box is checked. Press ok and there you have it. Righ click on the Path and select Delete Path. Wow I should so make a tutorial out of this haha.
kardboard's avatar
and send me a link ^^
because i totally didn't get it lol
but anyway, it looks great :)
(i'm an amature... like, at photoshop... so i'm basically still learning)
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nadydesign Artist
:love: your work
MohammadDesigns's avatar
Brilliant my brother, I love the idea very much :)
umert's avatar
thanks boss.
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dimplegalProfessional Digital Artist
rayv2s's avatar
Layer fever...
Can catch us all out.
colorslab's avatar
great ideas
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piimapakkProfessional Digital Artist
great job !
CRoWNsToCK's avatar
Hey! This is Lovely!!!
Good luck on the contest!
DAREiOS's avatar
Just great, feel free to use my other Bonsai Pictures ;)
umert's avatar
oh thanks for that DARiOS, your Bonsai Series is brilliant.
leelalicious's avatar
nice :)
it reminds me a bit of the Vektorika Helvetica Issue.
chibi-ninja's avatar
That's freaking cool.
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