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.
There's a distressed background image (using a texture from
(XFC) and a vanilla
SVG. with a few
variants of the 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.
As usual GIMP XFC and
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.
Sadly, I had to amputate the clouds to make a better transition.
The GIMP XCF file is available
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!
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
If you dislike amateurishly applied GIMP filters I suggest you check out
the unadulterated SVG
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:
(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:
Unfortunately I misjudged the darkness of the t-shirt so the text ended
up close to unreadable, but I guess I live and learn.
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
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,
As a bonus here's the SVG for the logo:
I claim no copyright on these as the logo is partially traced, and it's
obviously already a copyrighted and trademarked work.