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It Was A Good Venn Diagram

I submitted this design to Threadless a couple of years ago and it never got pushed past the peer judging. I figured I might as well toss it up on my Society 6 page in case there’s an off-chance that someone is looking on Society 6 for just the right thing to display their love for Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day”.

It Was A Good Venn Diagram


Benelogo, originally uploaded by GBMB.

Killing time before heading down to Orange County. I took his existing logo and just turned it 3D in Cinema 4D and gave him a slogan, since every good business needs a slogan.

AC/DC Smoke

AC/DC Smoke

Originally uploaded by GBMB

trapcode particular + sound keys test

AJ showed me an awesome music video the other day and asked how they did it, so i tossed together a particle system and grabbed a song from my itunes to test it out. not nearly as cool, but somewhat close. i need particular 2.0 i think.

Who’s Your Lifeline?

If I ever ended up on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, I know that I would want one of two people to be my phone-a-friend. Jesse Collier or Matt Lundstrom. They’re my go-to guys when I have a question about damn near anything. Both are well-versed in computers and technology, while Jesse seems to have a slight lead with pop culture. Having them as friends is like having my own custom wikipedia.

The other day at work I was asked to design a graphic that was to be printed and affixed to a small trashcan. The prop was going to be used as an over-sized cup of soda for a shoot that we had coming up. After measuring the circumference of the base and rim of the trashcan as well as the height, I thought I had figured out everything I needed to know. I created a design in photoshop that was 36″ on top, 30″ on bottom and connected the ends of the two lines that were separated at the right distance forming a trapezoid. After printing up a small scale model I found the one major flaw in my design; it needed to be designed in an arc in order for it to wrap around the trashcan neatly.

Big Cup and Big Popcorn

After scratching my head for a few minutes I decided I wasn’t clever enough to figure out how to calculate the angle of the arc. I saw that Matt was online so I asked him if he could help. I gave him the dimensions of the can and a description of what I needed to accomplish. In about 5 minutes, he came back and IM’d me this file. Ridiculous.

Cup Diagram