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FOUR HOURS LEFT in dftba.com’s annual sale! Every order—even if you get all nine of these posters and ship them to Kuala Lumpur—ships for $3.

Above you’ll see some of my favorite posters available through DFTBA, but there’s much more at the site, from iphone cases to coffee mugs to t-shirts.


ONE HOUR! Move yur bunz

I designed that ‘This Star Won’t Go Out’ poster so you should jump on this.

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.

The second design I made for the This Star Won’t Go Out T-shirt Contest.

I actually spent a lot of time designing the star lettering font by hand (got to use my beloved light table) before creating digital vector versions I could arrange more easily. I also did like the effect of the variety of the hand drawn stars so I may upload some of the rough work later.

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