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  1. Here is my attempt at creating a retro Art Deco style poster in Affinity Designer.
  2. Inspired by a photo in a book and made in the form of a poster. Elmdon (Birmingham, England) Airport opened in 1939. This de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ACPP was the first airliner (up to ten passengers!) to land there. The old terminal building still stands; it's a little different now, bit it's a glorious piece of Art Deco architecture in the form of an aeroplane. The Rapide is an elegant 1930s design, with an elliptical biplane configuration and fixed undercarriage in 'spats'.It was operated by Great Western And Southern Airlines Ltd, but at the outbreak of the War, it was acquired by the RAF; later it was operated by Scillonia Airlines, flying to the Scilly Isles. As far as I know, it's still around and flying. (I've rashly promised to make another with Ryde Airport in the background, as I live on the isle of Wight.)
  3. Browsing for something else, I came across a poster advertising Peugeot cycles, and I was inspired to have a go myself. After quite a few changes of colour and relative size, I finally settled for this: The original is A2 size, though I don't intend to print any copies. Here's a bigger (but not full size) crop: And here's the original tiger, which I made first. I dropped the orange markings for the poster, as the tiger clashed with the bike (and we have some gorgeous white tigers in the local zoo). Oh, and if you were wondering, Walsall is the English town I grew up in. It's not noted for its bikes, but is famous for its saddlery and leather goods, and lorinery, which is the metal bits and pieces in horse harness.
  4. A couple of years ago I attempted a vector version of a British classic art deco design, the Wills's Wild Woodbines packet. Now I know what I'm doing, I'll have another go and get it right; meanwhile, here's a couple more I've done recently (and a little more accurately). This one I finished off with a little noise to take the shine off, as it were ... ... and this one I applied a couple of texture layers to, to make it look a bit more knocked about. If anyone's interested, I'll post the whole afdesign file for you to see what I did -- let me know.
  5. Hi Folks, Attached is a work in progress art deco air show poster I am putting together. I have never been the artistic type so I am struggling with coming up with a suitable way to add shading to the plane. As you can see there are 3 planes on my poster (There will only be one in the end) each one is an option I am looking at. 1 is white with no shading but I think it looks too clinical. 2 is one with a grey gradient added and 3 is a white one with a further black layer added over the top with the opacity reduced and with the noise increased. I'm not happy with any of them if I am honest. Is there anyone out there that can offer some advice? Cheers folks Mark SGA Poster v1.0.afdesign SGA Poster v1.0.pdf
  6. Brits of a certain age will recognise this classic cigarette packet design from the beginning of the last century. (Or if you're American, it's a PACK!) Even non-smokers loved this Art Deco design, and there was uproar in the 60s when it was changed to something modern and unexciting. All done in vectors in AD.
  7. I watched a documentary on BBC tv a few weeks ago, where they attempted to recreate the opening night of the Beeb's television service in 1936. I've been interested in the mechanical (and electronic) technology since I was a kid in the 50s, and I have one or two contemporary encyclopaedia articles by J L Baird himself. Naturally, I thought I can do that with a computer ... So here is a frivolous try-out imitating the BBC's own style, as made in the 1930s by the legendary celebrated (and entirely fictitious) inventor, Prof. Kasper. You can see the finished video here: https://youtu.be/z6nLyJw3G30. It was made in Serif's VideoPlus -- of course!
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