Christophe Szpajdel – Lord of the Logos

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I have a secret passion that’s not shared by many of my graphic design brethren: heavy metal. I mean HEAVY metal. So when I first came across Lord of the Logos, a book published in 2010 that contains hundreds of death and black metal logos, I thought “awesome, I definitely want that”, especially since I’d heard several of the bands. But then I noticed something else – All of these logos had been designed by one man. Read the rest of this entry »


Tutorial – Woodcut Type in Illustrator

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I’ve always been a big fan of this type of effect, but I could never for the life of me figure out how to do it. I’d spend an unbelievable amount of time placing the lines one by one, while thinking “There’s got to be an effect to make this easier”. Surprising absolutely nobody, it turns out I was over-thinking my problem. I just recently learned how to achieve this effect in Adobe Illustrator, and it’s made my life so much easier that I wanted to share it with anybody else who’s ever struggled with it. Read the rest of this entry »