Inspiration can come from anywhere

Posted on 16 June 2010

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…including some random blog you’re reading that has links to photos of old, unused WWII British propaganda posters. I just made this poster (literally, just made it)–it took less than 30 minutes and is geometrically nearly identical to the original with the exception of the wording. I found the font, Underground, as a download from some free font site using google. The crown illustration was live traced using Illustrator. It is not a professionally designed typeface, so I had to spend quite a bit of time adjusting the tracking and kerning to get it to match the original’s hand-drawn type.

This is definitely getting printed on heavyweight 11×17.

Update: Make your own at this site.

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Posted in: Art, Design, Type