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FIGHT GAME Tshirt designs

FIGHT GAME Tshirt designs

Following on from my earlier post regarding NIKKO shirt designs. The original designs were rebranded to FIGHT GAME for an upcoming movie/video game of the same name. Executive producer and NIKKO MD, Bas Boon, asked us to come up with some more designs specifically for the FIGHT GAME brand. In the tutorial I will ‘talk through’ the designs called liberty….

Starting off with another of Noud van Miltenburg’s great illustrations…

My first decision was to bring in the black line illustration and the colour on separate layers, the original colouring wasn’t the correct hue for this shirt and the flames were too literal, so I kept the highlights and shadows and gave it al a blue/grey hue….

The next decision was the background, my concept was to have the statue of liberty climbing out of a distressed chaotic background, this for me was a poiniant image and also had some conatations towards New Yorks recent history. So I wanted to start at the material of the shirt and give that a faded look…

Nouds illustration now needed some loosening up, so using some vectors from our Scribbly Doodles Vector CoolKit
I set about adding a graffitti scribbles…

Not quite enough, a few more needed…

It was beginning to come together now, just a few more to darken the bottom…

The design was taking on a ‘Banksie’ look now, so I decided to add some spray can drips to fortify the graffitti look…

Finally I added the FIGHT GAME branding with some more spray drips…

The finished image was then added to the rest of the range. These Tshirts and hoodies will be available for purchase online very soon, check back to this article soon for more details.

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Windy Fight Gear - Street Fashion

Windy Fight Gear - Street Fashion

Windy have been making professional sports fight equipment since the 1950’s. They are one of the world leaders in boxing gloves, pads and shorts. Their European dealer recently asked us if we would be intertested in designing a small (at first) range of Tshirts that could be worn as a gym or fashion item, again, of course we accepted the challenge. The theme was to be Thai with influences toward Tattoo art and Thai boxing (Muay Thai). Also, strangely, they were keen on one being of a heraldic nature. Following the Tshirt range we were also asked to ‘spice’ up the European dealer’s website for a relaunch in 2010.

The Solution

Firstly we contacted our old friend Dong at his Tattoo studio, Dong is a big Thai boxing fan and specialises in Thai dragon and demon (yaak) images.

We selected 5 of Dongs sketches, made a deal and set about designing the shirts. using a mixture of tattoo images, elements from our own Vector CoolKits and some purchased graphics, we set to work. After creating a zillion layers in Photoshop, these are the results.

To make their product unique in the stores and gyms, we designed labels and tags to be added to the shirts….

The Windy dealer was pleased and we were happy to have worked on a unique project such as this. Consequently we have followed the ideas through to MMA shorts and hoodies. The instore graphics and web banners, as you can see, work well with the thai tattoo theme…

So, Windy are back, with a stunning new range of fashion/fight wear, check out their website here…

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Apaganza Creative CoolKits now available!

Apaganza Creative CoolKits now available!

Apaganza Vector CoolKits, Texture CoolKits and PS Brushes are now online and ready to go. At just $4.99, yes you read it right, ONLY $4.99 you are getting a great big box of creative ammo! What’s more, the crazy dudes here, have decided that the first five customers will get one FREE* Vector Coolkit pack for each one purchased. Be the first! get these creative tools first and get more FREE!!

*After your PAYPAL payment goes through, we will email you and ask which FREE CoolKit you want, and we will send it to you within 24 hrs.

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Free Vector Graphics

Free Vector Graphics

In order to promote awareness of www.apaganza-art.com and to prove to the world what a generous bunch we are. We are giving away FREE some cool vector graphics. So, tuck in, fill your boots and enjoy. These vector images are released under creative commons copyright licence, which means that you can use them in your personal or commercial projects in part or whole. You may NOT re-distribute or host these on your own site as freebies without permission from Apaganza. That out of the way here is the free stuff…

90‘s Technology (Isometric)

These elements were originally drawn by Ivan Longland in 1998 for Apple Centre, Reading, UK for use in network diagrams. Now they are free for you to enjoy…

You can download this graphic from www.vecteezy.com by clicking HERE


Laughing Chinese Buddha

This highly detailed laughing buddha vector graphic is a free sample from our, soon to be released, Vector CoolKits. This example is from the Oriental Statue Kit. The CoolKits will be live, here NEXT WEEK!

You can download this graphic from www.vecteezy.com by clicking HERE

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Vector CoolKits

Vector CoolKits

Real designers don’t use clip art! well under normal circumstances there is an element of truth in that statement BUT it is possible to offer creative, original designs by modifying or using elements from off-the-shelf grahics.

We thought it would be very useful to other creative people to originate some off-beat, detailed graphic elements, that we could offer other professional designers.

After months of work in the studios of Apaganza we are proud to offer some very interesting, highly detailed vector graphics kits at ridiculously low prices…. Apaganza Vector CoolKits.

Coming in January 2010….

Also on the horizon PS Brush sets, Texture Packs and FREEBIES!

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