Technology is a blessing, but sometimes it just feels like we’ll never experience again some of the most amazing things from the past. I feel lucky to have been born in 1980 and having an amazing childhood. Some of the best movies from all times were produced in that decade, specially movies about fantasy and adventure (IMHO), movies like Labyrinth, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, etc. One of my favorite movies from that decade is “The Goonies”. I grew up wanting to be one of the Goonies and finding a treasure.
This is why, when the theme for this week “80′s Retro” was announced, I was very excited. For this theme they ruled out a lot of the usual suspects, but thank the gods they didn’t banned “The Goonies”. As I’ve said here before, sometimes the theme dictates the style of my design. This time I chose a text only design, even though my hands wanted to design something with more details. I wanted something fun and easy to understand. My design is based on two iconic scenes from the movie, which you can see here and here, and the color scheme represents the colors of a Rocky Road ice cream. Hope you all like it and support it by voting.
Anything for ice cream
After 5 weeks, “Pirate (space)Ship” have been reckoned. It had a very good run and people really liked it. But everything must come to an end, and now we wave goodbye to those fantastic space pirates. It really was an awesome journey.
You can still grab one before midnight, it’s your last chance. Thanks to everyone that supported it :)
I can barely contain the excitement. This is my second print at Woot, in exactly one month. I’m starting to think the number 4 is my new lucky number. My first print was on February 4th and the second one today, March 4th. Even though the first time I won second place and this time third, more people voted for this design. I was starting to think that I wasn’t going to win this week because the competition was really tough, but thanks to everyone that voted, we can all enjoy the design and bring it home with us.
Sneaky ninjas, always getting away with everything. But not this week, it’s time for different adventures. This week’s theme is all about Pirates, even though it is called “Take that, Ninja”. I wanted to go back to the “artistic style” rather than the “funny concept”. I’ve always been fascinated by space travel and spaceships, and thought it would be to be cool to place a pirate ship on space. Why keep pirates at sea, when they can go beyond that. Not even the sky can limit their travels and treasure hunting!
I used some old Photoshop techniques to create the planet, so the surface pattern is very random. And as for the “clouds”, I used the same brushes and a similar technique I used on “Elements of Life”
Update (03/01/12): +715 votes / 3rd place