Televerket

16 Mar, 2015

I was inspired by the fantastic artwork by Simon Stålenhag to trace and make something of the iconic logotype for Televerket. Televerket was the government agency responsible for telecommunications in Sweden up to the early 90's when it was deregulated and made into the corporation Telia.

Televerket
distressed

There's a distressed background image (using a texture from Deluzions) (XFC) and a vanilla SVG. with a few variants of the logo.

King Diamond logo

12 Feb, 2015

I traced the King Diamond logo from a t-shirt, and just for fun, made a desktop background. I aimed for well-worn vintage t-shirt style.

King Diamond
Vintage

As usual GIMP XFC and original SVG.

Simon the Sorcerer 2 background

03 Nov, 2014

I created a new stitch-together background from the map screen in Simon the Sorcerer 2. It's available both with and without the logo.

Simon the Sorcerer 2 -
logo

Simon the Sorcerer 2 - no
logo

Sadly, I had to amputate the clouds to make a better transition.

The GIMP XCF file is available here.

Can you see the fnords?

02 Mar, 2014

My new background image is a rip-off of the Boing Boing Fnord t-shirt. Apologies to Rob Beschizza, but your design was too good not to play around with!

Fnord!

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE FNORD IT CAN'T EAT YOU, DON'T SEE THE FNORD, DON'T SEE THE FNORD...

I claim no copyright on this image. TV texture courtesy of Chaotic Resources.

If you dislike amateurishly applied GIMP filters I suggest you check out the unadulterated SVG image.

Objectif Lune

12 Feb, 2014

When I was a kid I was never into the superhero comics. When my friends enjoyed Superman, Batman or The Phantom I devoured the great Franco-Belgian comics, Asterix, Spirou, Gaston, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke, and yes, Tintin. Tintin was always the favourite (well, at least the later stories that dropped the racism and colonialist stuff).

Of the albums Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon stand out as being particularly well researched and well-written. It's pretty cool to consider that it was written in 1950, nineteen years before the moon landing.  I'm not sure how many times I've re-read these books but it must be close to a three digit number.

I've redrawn the rocket blueprint from page 35 of Destination Moon. Initially I wanted to create a design for a t-shirt, but I also created a version for use as a wallpaper:

Tintin destination moon
blueprint

(Ironically, the design of the rocket is actually one of the things that Hergé was pretty much off the mark on.)

The SVG (linked from the background page) contains a hidden bonus in the form of the Swedish translation, Månen tur och retur. This is the version I choose for the t-shirt:

Destination Moon
t-shirt
Unfortunately I misjudged the darkness of the t-shirt so the text ended up close to unreadable, but I guess I live and learn.

Stay puft!

29 Dec, 2013

Inspired by the awesome glow-in-the-dark Ghostbusters t-shirt I received as a a Christmas gift I decided to trace and redraw the logo as vector graphics.

Ghostbusters

I ended up with two background images, one vanilla, straight from Inkscape, and another with a "distressed" look courtesy of GIMP. It's kind of an amateurish effort as I'm still teaching myself GIMP, apologies!

Ghostbusters
distressed

As a bonus here's the SVG for the logo:

Ghostbusters SVG
logo

I claim no copyright on these as the logo is partially traced, and it's obviously already a copyrighted and trademarked work.