“It never rains but it pours!”
So they say …
But I know … better!
Life in the past few months threw some rather interesting challenges in my face.
I am not going to talk about these challenges as this is not a rant blog. However, I am going to talk about my latest project Rock Arabical, part of my work as an illustrator.
My background in radio, love of music and my work as a Disc Jockey, I’ve been working at Radio Jordan 96.3 FM since 2003, were the main reasons that I started this design series.
I am not a type designer but I am a t-shirt designer. I now have over 20 t-shirt designs and merchandise with Mlabbas, a t-shirt company based in Amman, Jordan.
Rock Arabica is a typography and logo design series through which I turned renowned rock band logos into Arabic ones.
The best part about producing these rock band logos was the challenge I faced in maintaining the spirit of the original design by using the geometry and angles of the original logos.
My project on Behance:
The designs that you are about to see were all created using Adobe Illustrator CS5 (the construct of the type) and finished with Adobe Photoshop CS5 (the distress layer).
Remember: Never go full distress on a design as it is an overkill!
Hope you love them enough to buy the t-shirt ;-})
Mike V. Derderian,
Writer, Illustrator & Designer,