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SGU Graphic
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:48:49 PM »
Guys,  I have an idea that maybe someone can help with.  I like the graphic of an astronaut.  I was thinking it would be cool to alter this image or one like it to show the guy holding an SGU flag.  Id like a version for a t-shirt and one for print.  I think the t-shirt one might look better if it were a line drawing.  What do you think?
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 02:38:09 PM »
I'm no artist, but as a general idea, like this? Not the same astronaut, this is a modification of one I made for a T-shirt years ago but  I then never quite finished: 





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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 02:38:37 PM »
A line drawing version of that would be pretty cool.

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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 02:43:17 PM »
I'd love to give it a whack... but what does the official SGU flag look like?
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 03:41:11 PM »
Henning you crazy bastard we don't have a flag yet :)  Whatever you think looks cool.  Miisa - I like the mock-up you made.  It would be cool for the flag to have a wavy look as if it were real.
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 04:27:40 PM »
Miisa - I like the mock-up you made.  It would be cool for the flag to have a wavy look as if it were real.


Yeah, I don't have the time to learn the mad Photoshop skills needed to get it to look authentic, but surely there are some ready-trained wiz's out there?

BTW, I originally made the astronaut for a T-shirt about the one epic theoretical battle I have yet to hear you guys ponder:

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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 05:06:01 PM »
Awesome so far, can't wait to see what panda does! Haha challenge!
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 06:11:13 AM »

Well, it's not what you asked for and it doesn't have a flag, but here ya go.
The line work needs to be made consistent and the lettering needs to be nicer.... which I will do if you want to make a tShirt.










Did you mean to reference this image?
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 10:39:48 AM »
Henning,

Yes - we do not want to copy the MTV image. It has to be distinct from that.

I like your drawing of the astronaut. However, "your escape to reality" is good for existing listeners, but won't help spread the word. We would prefer to work in the name of the show also.

Thanks for your help with this.
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 11:04:36 AM »
Whatever you come up with it should incorporate the new Hubble Ultra Deep Field picture:

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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 06:11:00 PM »
I just noticed the SGU in his helmut..very cool!
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011, 04:08:06 PM »
This is an awesome idea. I'm the furthest away from an artist you could be, but I'm willing to buy the end product :)
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 02:02:33 AM »
I have been drawing all weekend, for work. So I haven't got back to this.
Will do soon. Deadline?


Steve, how bout the floaty astronaut just has the name of the show under him?


Or...
Eye-catching graphic on the front: astronaut with slogan... and then call to action on the back: "Listen to the Skeptics Guide to the Universe".


I think it looks awkward and potentially illegible if you try and cram it all into a flag.
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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 11:27:11 PM »
I thought I'd have crack at this, I was trying to practice the flag waving effect and got this image
sgu by Jared Gray, on Flickr

but i think it looks more like a paper crumpled effect... damn the moon and its ever present atmosphere filled with wind.... wait thats not right.

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Re: SGU Graphic
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 11:21:55 PM »
i havent tried a flag yet, but i've erased the background from the astronaut in case people want to play with it.

here's the PNG file...



here's the ZIP file with PNG file and PSD file...

http://www.evolutiondatabase.com/personal/files/spaceman.zip

cheers!

 

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