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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition  (Read 8557 times)

tomos

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2017, 03:10 AM »
I tried running some existing cody images through style-transfer utilizing programs/services (e.g. deepart.io) to get things like:
Ewemoa I really like that image (and also the similar 1.jpg)!
big +1
those look great :up:

Re adding of relevant text, it might be best to add the text to the image first, and then run it through that 'style-transfer' programme: i.e. cant think of a font that would look good on top of an image like that (but then I'm not a designer -- others may think different/better).
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2017, 04:30 AM »
I tried running some existing cody images through style-transfer utilizing programs/services (e.g. deepart.io) to get things like:

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only problem is the resolution is very low -- @ 300dpi, that images is ~ 65mm*50mm (~2.5"x2")
Not sure what resolution they use for the mugs, but dont think that would be enough.
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2017, 05:24 AM »
The original image was about 800x600 and the code I used was from:

  https://github.com/l...eural-style-painting

It was the highest resolution I found.  Happy to try other ones (as well as adding other text before running images through the process), but getting a result will likely take longer (plus some minor code tweaking may be necessary).

If any one else wants to try, the following link has quite a large number of resources to choose from:

  https://towardsdatas...ransfer-719593b3dbf1

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2017, 06:35 AM »
The original image was about 800x600

that would explain it -- I thought it might be the conversion.
Thanks for the details :up:
Tom

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 12:03 PM »
Oblivion, go for it!
Okay, here's an "it". It's just last year's with 8 replacing 7. Other reasonable changes can also be done, I'm sure, but if you need me to be Leonardo da Vinci you're going to be disappointed. Again. ;)
keyboard3_2018.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

...having uploaded the image, the transparent background looks (to me, anyway) grey when expanded. It SHOULD be transparent in real life but if it doesn't work that way and you'd rather a white background, please let me know.
-- bests, Tim

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Here's a quickie I whipped up with the help of a Design Cuts 2016 texture if I remember correctly...

#1
dcnany2018_mug.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

See if you can notice the difference in the two...

#2
dcnany2018_mug_02.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
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« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 09:07 AM by hamradio »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 09:14 AM »
See if you can notice the difference in the two...

that easy these days: expand one and use the arrow button to show the other (a sort of a 'watermark' shows on the second one).

I love the Cody (and like the background), but find the black text very heavy: wondering what it might look like if you used the brown of the beak outline (or a darker version of same) for the text ?
Tom

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2018, 09:35 AM »
Modified #1

dcnany2018_mug_03.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

Modified #2
dcnany2018_mug_04.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

Modified #1 w/ Border
dcnany2018_mug_05.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

Modified #2 w/ Border
dcnany2018_mug_06.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
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« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 09:50 AM by hamradio »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2018, 09:36 AM »
I LIKE IT!!!

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2018, 09:37 AM »
Modified #1
I think it much improved :up:
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2018, 09:39 AM »
When its printed on a white mug, it might look nicer with a thin border around the whole thing --just my guess.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2018, 10:19 AM »
New Apps New Year looks strange to me.  Seems like it should still be New Apps for the New Year in some manner.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2018, 10:21 AM »
I did take a moment to process it given the wording is different, but I can see getting all of the text to fit is an issue, and having it just say "NEW APPS NEW YEAR" does not bother me personally.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2018, 10:27 AM »
I did take a moment to process it given the wording is different, but I can see getting all of the text to fit is an issue, and having it just say "NEW APPS NEW YEAR" does not bother me personally.

You could make the font on the 'for the' smaller.  Just bothers me from a grammatical perspective lol

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2018, 11:20 AM »
How about something like this:

dcnany2018_mug_06_versionTom.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

changes:
  • donationcoder all small
  • donationcoder.com size reduced
  • New Apps etc reduced in size
  • bullets added in New Apps etc.
Tom
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 11:56 AM by tomos, Reason: #2 added »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2018, 11:42 AM »
bullets added in New Apps etc <-- i like this change.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2018, 11:56 AM »
bullets added in New Apps etc <-- i like this change.

Adding the bullets requires a reduction of the font size, which makes the text above very top heavy -- so I reduced size of text on top, but was it still seemed unbalanced. Then I got rid of caps (above) and was happier with it --
do you dislike the other suggestions?
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2018, 12:13 PM »
#1 - small dots
dcnany2018_mug_07.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

#2 - large dots
dcnany2018_mug_08.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

#3 - dashes
dcnany2018_mug_09.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition


#1 small dots alternate
dcnany2018_mug_07_alt.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

#2 large dots alternate
dcnany2018_mug_08_alt.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

#3 - dashes alternate
dcnany2018_mug_09_alt.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
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« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 10:27 AM by hamradio »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2018, 12:19 PM »
^ proving me wrong there :Thmbsup: both look great, I'd favour the smaller bullets
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2018, 12:20 PM »
I can't decide which one I like best -- but I really do like this alternative mug design.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2018, 01:20 PM »
^ proving me wrong there :Thmbsup: both look great, I'd favour the smaller bullets
+1

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 01:28 PM »
My 2ct: I prefer the design with the all lowercase donationcoder.com name, and the dash-shaped bullets, like tomos showed above in reply #39 (On a round mug the round bullets I'd expect to look weird) If they have to be round, then the smaller size bullets seems the best alternative to me.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Perhaps even New Apps, New Year.  But my issues with it die with just the addition of the bullets.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2018, 12:40 PM »
It's nice to finally see some more art in this thread. :Thmbsup: And nicer to see the collaboration of people helping make improvements. :-*

Admittedly this competition didn't get as much attention or entries as we had hoped, but mouser and I are discussing how to wrap things up so we can have a finalized alternative design for this year's NANY rewards.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2018, 12:45 PM »
I appreciate the designs by ewemoa (which was beautiful) and oblivion, but for me hamradio's would be the one I would choose for our alternate mug design..
I'd still like to see ewemoa's style used to make a mug (nany or otherwise), but it seems to me hamradio's is the one that is ready to go and would be the best option.