I was about 9 years old when I bought my first comic. When I was 15 a graphic novel saved my life. My older sister collects manga. Now I live a stone’s throw away from a comic book shop.
Somehow, comics have always seemed to creep into my life. I feel as though this isn’t uncommon. Whether or not you’ve read the comics, everyone knows the story of the caped crusader and his vendetta on violence. Nice and thoughtful print.
I love comic books, I love typography and I love print. I’ve wanted to merge the bunch for quite some time. This is the first of many comic-themed silkscreen prints I have planned for my online shop: Kryptonite. It was a blast to create and finding the perfect typeface to match the mood of each word was a tedious delight. I added in subtle details here and there to elevate the piece. Filling in the counter of the “A” in “FEAR”, because it’s dark, closed in, you don’t know where you’re going, switching the counter of the “R” for a bat: Batman’s original fear. Adding a halftone shadow to the word “SHADOWS”, things like that. I chose metallic silver on a black substrate to achieve the gunmetal appearance of the type. I wanted it dark, just like the grittiness of Batman’s words, and Mama’s Sauce did a great job in producing that.
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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…
blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.