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Artwork....

M.Olexey Nov 22, 2014

  1. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Had some of my ideas for future t-shirt/web design artwork sorted out by some really good designers. Thought I'd share here cuz I share most everything here....check 'em out and let me know what you think.

    This one is a new harder version of my fist clutching a knife logo....may work this into a patch as well as a shirt.

    MOB "Don't Tread on Me"
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    More fist clutching knife action...had this worked up in several color schemes for a front logo (pocket area on t-shirts). It also looks pretty good blown up into a full size back logo/design as well...
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    The D-Guards lend themselves well to some pretty impactful designs. This one uses all the blade shapes from the photo run as feathers on the wings....
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    More D-guard stuff....I was trying to go skull free on all of these (nothing wrong with skulls I LOVE THEM)...but I wanted to do something different. I will say that these guys came up with some awesome skull themed stuff that I am going to have to develop further....I can't pass up a good skull design....ever.
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    With the white fill removed so the shirt color shows through...
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    Red and black concept......
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    More soon! Thanks for looking. I've been focusing on this kind of stuff for the last year since I have been squeezed for time in the shop. I had a lot of momentum going with MOB up until late last year when I took a promotion with my day job that made juggling a side business nearly impossible. But I will get back hard into the knife biz soon....I love it too much and I want to continue working with the designs and customer base I built. I hate not being able to take orders or even satisfy a portion of demand. Anyway...when I get back at it I will have some cool imagery to work with and that always makes it more fun....if for nothing else but to build up my own wardrobe :unintroduced:

    All comments welcome as long as they're what I want to hear :tardrule:


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    GEEZER Beware The Ides of March Brigade Member

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    Like the black (bikerish) ones!:manganr:
     
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  3. Shawn Hatcher

    Shawn Hatcher knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    These are awesome, Martin!

    I often find myself in the "less is more" camp when it comes to shirt designs.

    -The "Don't Tread on Me" shirt is very slightly too busy to my eye.
    -The second one is solid - love it.
    -The "blades as feathers" is maybe my favorite. I'd be curious to see a version with the "Fill Your Hand" and the red fists omitted - again, my "less is more" leanings.
    -The last design is really good. I think I'd prefer it without the white fill.

    That last paragraph makes me very happy. :knifey:
     
  4. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Good input buddy.

    That first one is busy...but it was intentional. I think you'll see once its on a shirt...there is a look I am going for...less the iconic sharp image and more Jack Daniels black label :bottle:

    The artist that did the blade feather design originally did it without the fists....but I said, if I am going skull free I gotta have a fist in it :bwah:
     

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