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Two of Us

EDIT 4 (August 2nd, 2012): So, this was featured on the 22nd of June over on *quasi-Virtuoso's journal ([link]) and I forgot to update this! Thanks a lot! :dummy:

EDIT 8 (June 15, 2011): This piece was "featured" as the second search result in that typography notice dA sent out yesterday and it couldn't make me happier! My inbox exploded (No, seriously, it literally exploded. So did my computer. And every light in my house. I'm typing this in a dark corner on the shards that used to be my monitor) with comments and favourites and it's amazing! :D

EDIT 7 (April 13, 2011): So, by searching my name on Google, I found out that this piece was featured in at least three other places that I didn't even know about. One in particular was featured by someone named Carol from Graphix 1 ([link]) on March 23rd. It makes me so happy that people are featuring my piece, you don't even know. :D

So, Carol (and anyone else who featured this piece), if you're reading this, I'd like to thank you for featuring my artwork, it means a lot to me! :dummy:

EDIT 6 (March 11, 2011): I can't believe I didn't make this update until now. Last week (almost two weeks, now) $megturney asked me if I would like to have this piece featured at South by Southwest (SXSW) this week in Austin, Texas and of course I said yes! I mean, who would turn down such an amazing offer?! My only regret is that I couldn't be there to see it myself.

Thanks again to $megturney and to anyone else who's responsible for my piece being featured! :D

EDIT 5 (December 12, 2010): So, I was featured by the lovely folk(s?) here ([link]) by ~DublinRabbitGirl. I feel very honoured to be among these people and I would like to thank you in the best way possible (well, I could probably do a lot better than this, but a little excerpt in the description is good, right? Yeah? Cool)!

Thanks again to ~DublinRabbitGirl! :dummy:

EDIT 4 (September 10, 2010): I changed the name a bit. My Jimi Hendrix one couldn't fit the words "Typographic Portrait" in the title, so I thought I would make it similar, in a way.
How's that, Two of Us? I wasn't sure if I should use that, or "The Beatles," since I was thinking of doing one of these with all four Beatles...

EDIT 3 (August 26, 2010): I honestly can't believe I have over 200 favourites and close to 2,000 views on this, not to mention the six sales I got on it. It's such a great feeling. Thanks to all those that have viewed this, and an extra big thanks to those who liked it enough to buy it. :dummy:

EDIT 2 (May 21, 2010): Okay, so, a lot of people have been :+fav:'ing this, and it's getting hard to keep track, so... If you favourite this, thanks for much!

Over 500 views and close to 100 :+fav:s. Thanks everyone!

EDIT 1 (March 27, 2010): Wow, a lot of people really like this one. Thanks!
It's my first deviation to have over 100 views. :w00t:

Part of my Typographic Portrait series!


I was bored again, so I decided to search for high res photographs of The Beatles.
So, eventually I found this one ([link]), and thought it would be cool to make a typographic portrait.
Their bodies are made up of "The Beatles," John" and "Paul" and the background is made of a biography I found on [link]

Photoshop CS4; 2 and a half hours.
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mellotroniac's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The artist presents us with a fantastic visualization of the impact of The Beatles and the endless amount of writing on the subject. It is as if we can with our mind's eye imagine the black and white text into something real and tangible. The countless volumes transform into that which it is written about. We see what it is that those words are trying to communicate right before us. This critic particularly likes the juxtaposition of illustration and the written word. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. The morphing hues wouldn't seem out of place on Carnaby Street, giving this image even more intensity.
Did you ever think about doing one of Johnny Cash?
VaIisk's avatar
No I haven't but that's a great idea! I'll definitely add it to my list!
dragonsong17's avatar
This is awesome! I really love the whole concept!
sandra30's avatar
two best John,l .Paul .M. The Beatles
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Awesum74's avatar
This is epic!! I love it!!!!!!
kepokamatzin's avatar
wonder Font realization... congratulations Mr Valisk...
GoldenLapis's avatar
Wow, where did you work it on, Illustrator? Very good!
VaIisk's avatar
Photoshop! I didn't have Illustrator at the time (and I don't have it currently, either!)

Glad you like it!
GoldenLapis's avatar
Cool, nice to know, great job!:)
Dragonrider1227's avatar
:wow: LOVE THIS! Be bored more often!
VaIisk's avatar
I will try my very best!
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DakotaMichealMiller's avatar
We had to do an art project like this in school, Absolutely brilliant!
VaIisk's avatar
Ha, what a coincidence! I did this for part of a school project! Unfortunately, the "theme" wasn't typography (I wish), I just happen to like it.

Thanks a lot, though! I'm really glad you like it. :dummy:
karyn1805's avatar
..can you teach me how to do that???
VaIisk's avatar
Actually, a lot of people have been asking me to do a tutorial for these pieces so I think I'll try it out one day.
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ZoOmBiiieE's avatar
Wath the...... !?
You LovE Simon pegg!!
You LovE The BeaTles!!
Exusme me but..... MARRY ME?!!??!
mjg1988's avatar
This looks amazing! I really love it a lot!
VaIisk's avatar
Thanks a lot! :dummy:

And, thank you for the :+fav: as well.
itsjustkaitlyn's avatar
I can see why it has so many favs! great piece of work
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