Archive for October, 2012

Week thirty eight of Operation Graphite – Theme: Beer Wine or Spirits Label.

It usually has no bearing on the quality of the drink, yet many people choose a wine, beer or type of alcohol based on the label. Somehow being able to hire a better graphic designer must mean being able to hire a better brewmaster, or winemaker. And the reverse must be true of a really poor and crudely designed label, or at least thats how most people think. Then again, Trader Joe’s has a wine where the label depicts a Roman prostitute holding a drunk’s head as he vomits, and it’s fantastic.

Contributing vendors.

bruku – My Manager’s Drink

kalebschad – Den Brew

Micah – Zombrew

Shock – Stinky Feet Chardonnay

Thank you for contributing.

 

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The theme selected for week thirty nine of Operation Graphite will be: The Undead.

A theme just in time for All Hallows Eve, that which is neither alive nor dead. For within this category can be anything from Vampire or Zombie, to Litch Kings and White Walkers. As we prepare our costumes and greet the trick-or-treaters, make sure to take some time to depict the walking dead or devourers of life force.

Any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme, The Undead, is fair game.

All art work is due on Thursday 11.1.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 11.2.12.

What is dead may never die.

 

Week thirty seven of Operation Graphite – Theme: Mode of Transportation.

From here to there was always the goal. But for some, the way we got from to and fro became somehow more important than the journey, or the destination. Here in a country obsessed with the automobile, our love for vehicles is intertwined with our culture. The only thing more captivating than our current forms of transportation, are the dreams of how we’ll be getting around in the future.

Contributing means of locomotion

bruku – Teleporter

Micah – Blahmobile

Shock – Tail Section

Thank you contributing

The theme selected for week thirty eight of Operation Graphite will be: Beer, Wine or Spirits Label. 

Time to relax with a fine wine, or maybe a hearty ale; better yet, how about a well aged scotch. This week we’ll design the label for the alcohol of our choice. It can be anything from the highest quality champagne, to the foulest homemade whiskey. The labels do not have to have pop culture references, but you are free include them if you wish. They can be for your dream winery, or for the beer you home brewed once in college. Any original label is fair game.

Please submit a drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of your Beer, Wine or Spirits Label.

All art work is due on Thursday 10.25.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 10.26.12.

Skal!

Week thirty six of Operation Graphite – Theme: Classic Villain Reimagined.

The classics seem to be reimagined, in one way or another, time and time again. Whether set in a different world or time period, it is always the characters who are the anchor to the source material. Change an outfit or the technology used, and the core of that hero or villain will aways come through.

Contributing Villains

bruku – The Devil

kalebschad – Mummy Bear

Shock – Punk Hook

Thank you for contributing.

The theme selected for week thirty seven will be, Mode of Transportation.

 

Planes, trains, or automobiles; what ever gets you from point A to point B. This week we will be working on any sort of mechanical vehicle from the past, the present or the future. It can be as simple as a motorcycle, or as weird as a giant, steam powered, mechanical spider to appease Jon Peters; its up to you.

Please submit a drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of your Mode of Transportation.

All art work is due on Thursday 10.18.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 10.19.12.

Week thirty five of Operation Graphite – Theme: The Legend of Zelda.

Few other other video games inspire such nostalgia. What now seems like a simple game with bad graphics, was ahead of it’s time as one of the first non linear video games. The later Zelda games were good, and had greatly improved stories and graphics. But, it’s those first installments that just gave you a few story elements; they inspired players to fill in the rest of the details with their imagination. Part of me always hopes that we will see a Legend of Zelda movie some day. The other part of me realizes that if it were done, it would probably be as bad as the Super Mario Brothers movie. Maybe for the best that it never gets a Hollywood makeover.

Contributing Members:

bruku – Eaten by Gannon

Micah – Link

Shock – Last Silver Arrow

Thank you for playing

The theme selected for week thirty six of Operation Graphite will be: Classic Villain Reimagined.

Classic Villains – either updated, given a new twist, or imagined in a different universe; it’s a popular exercise for character designers. It is fun to imagine Dr. Doom in the old west, or have Darth Vader be all Steampunked out. This week we will take any Classic Villain from fiction, update, reimagine, or take them to a place they have never been before. It can be as simple as the Wicked Witch of the West as a pin up girl, or as crazy as futuristic, cyborg Cthulhu.

Please submit a drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of your Classic Villain.

All art work is due on Thursday 10.11.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 10.12.12.

 

Image of a reimagined Ursula from the Little Mermaid by Teratophile