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The Story of How I Lived Vicariously Through My Poster at Vidcon 2013

Earlier this year I was planning on attending Vidcon this year, at least in the hopey, calculating how much money that would cost sort of way. Unfortunately that fell through.

Last year I submitted this design to the This Star Won’t Go Out (TSWGO) t-shirt contest. I didn’t win, but a few weeks later I received an email that they still really liked my design and might want to use it in the future. I was obviously thrilled and sent them hi-res files, and asked them to let me know when/if they used it.

Fast Forward to last week. To my great surprise I noticed some pictures in my newsfeed from TSWGO, but these weren’t just any pictures, they had my poster in them!

First I was really surprised, because in the bustle and hustle of getting ready for Vidcon they forgot to notify me (not a big issue, and all sorted out now), but mostly I was really excited. Even though I didn’t get to go to Vidcon, here were pictures of my poster next to some of my favourite people, like Wheezy Waiter and John Green!!

But it gets even better! My friend James did make it to Vidcon, and due to his phone not receiving MMS’s I did not manage to properly communicate my discovery to him. The next day he told me to check his profile picture and what do I see but MY POSTER DESIGN next to him, Ze Frank, and Lauren Fairweather! Apparently my poster was at several of the signing tables as well as the TSWGO booth.

If anyone else has pictures of awesome YouTube peeps with my design in them I’d love to see them!

I also saw this awesome video of Esther Day/Vidcon where my design makes a few appearances.

It’s a great note to start my Graphic Design degree off in September 🙂

Note: All the Photos are from the TSWGO Facebook page, besides the one of Ze Frank (and James and Lauren, I bet you can figure out whose who) and the full poster design.

Hey Nerdfighters!

A while ago I made some DFTBA and nerdfighter gang sign stamps stamps, and some people requested them (I am sorry I forget who you are).

They are now for sale in my new etsy shop, in the Stamps – Nerdfighteria section!

Check them out here!

My design for the This Star Won’t Go Out T-shirt Contest.

To make this stamp I used a design I’d drawn in Photoshop and printed it out at the appropriate size. Before the ink set I transferred it to the rubber by simply rubbing the back of the paper with my fingernail. Then I outlined in pencil and carved out around the shape. I usually carve out the outline and then cut out the rest of the areas I want blank.

Then I made a print for my wall!

I  also made a dftba themed one a while ago.


EDIT: I have now opened an etsy shop called Cool Stuff I Want to Buy, you can buy stamps like this in the Stamps – Nerdfighteria section of the shop!