Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Big Weekend » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:40 pm

Leopard wrote:HOW TO MAKE HOT STAMPS
by ZAM
Great stamps make great events more memorable, and sweet discs even sweeter.

The average stamp kinda sucks, and we can change that.
Your software is like your bag, and you should know it inside and out, so that you can execute any idea or direction without technical hurdles. The actual production should never seem like a technical exercise.

To see stuff I've done, check out my gallery at ZAMdesign.com
The collection there is only 14 months out of date :lol: :oops: :x



This is the best thing I've read someone say in a long time.
Well said Leo pard.

The visual connection beyond the normal stamp is where an addict of art on plastic is born.
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Marauder » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:32 pm

Leopard wrote:And the current list of DGRtists ready and willing to rock your project is:

Jesse B 707
Marauder
Marmoset
Ted Damson


Anyone feel free to PM me for your name to be edited into the list. (Fritz, c'mon you got free time :lol: )

Designers are welcome to add tips/tricks/ideas here as well :D
Links to portfolios or showoff threads, etc too!



Haven't been on here in a while but this was an EXTREMELY helpful post. Thanks for all the info. I appreciate the plug!! After I get some solid DG artwork in the books, then I'll make a part of my site dedicated to that side of things.
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Leopard » Wed May 19, 2010 9:07 pm

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/de ... 10355.html

craigslist ad wrote:I am a graphic artist and in need of a job. I have decided to fill this need the same way many people think they can fill their graphic design needs; with a contest!

Here is how it will work;

Send me one weeks worth of salary and benefits. I will keep all of the checks that are sent to me and use all of the benefits.

Whoever sends me the best salary and benefits package will win the contest and get the prize of two days of graphic design work!!!

Good Luck! I am really looking forward to recieving your payment packages!
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby forker » Fri May 21, 2010 8:23 am

All I can say is kudos to you, leopard. I 've been a graphic/production artist for 15 years and if graphic artists of the world would heed your advice on file prep it would have saved me lots of grey hair. Nothing like getting a GIF from a customer who wants to make it into a 10 foot banner. I know thats extreme, but it happens. crap in crap out i always say.

by the by, I've always loved your designs for HOTT. Very slick and clean!

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Leopard » Fri May 21, 2010 1:45 pm

thanks man! yeah, it doesn't take more than one super frustrating submission from someone to make you appreciate the importance of a proper file.

that said, it took me a solid year of submitting stamps to innova before i wasn't sending them error-prone junk. haha in fact... evidence here... on every Polaris stamp since 2006, the pinstripes are missing from the arrow, and it's because i had them in a clipping mask (not outlined). oops 8)

thanks for the kind words on my HOTT stuff. i gotta give lots of credit to my clients, Mitch & Patty of Team Justice. they give me complete freedom to do whatever i like... they often give me a few words, or some memory from the event/course, and let me run with it. i don't think they understand what great people they are to work for, and how much it benefits the quality of the work i'm able to do for them.
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:09 pm

I'm in the works to do a couple stamps. Here's my first ever attempt. Whatcha think?

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:22 pm

Here's another one I'm working on

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:08 pm

One more This one isn't done

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:12 pm

Thanks a lot for this post!!!

This plus a little youtube and I'm a stamp makin' fool!!!
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Leopard » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:17 pm

Lookin good Dave.

On the 3rd stamp, watch out with a font that thin (at its thinnest) surrounded by heavy black. A small area of white surrounded by black will want to fill in. If DC or Gateway stamped that, it'd probably fill in but still be legible.

P.S. just BOLD the font or find one with less skinny parts
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:07 am

did another one

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:24 pm

And another

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby dgdave » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:37 pm

Here is a revised version of the above stamp. I like it much more

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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby Les White 3.0 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:53 am

great stuff in here - i've got my work cut out for me!
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Re: Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

Postby yrnmbrsup » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:12 pm

Love my bottom stamps
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