An Evening In Sweden

Once in a while, I invite a few friends up to our family house in Sweden for a weekend. We enjoy the fire in the garden, good usually cholesterol-laden food and alcoholic beverages. Sometimes, even music. Most recently, my dear sister whom is also a proprietor of our fine house, has purchased a phonograph. Convinced that such a device is all it takes to mount a successful expedition to said location, I have not only acquired a fine selection of gramophone records, but I have produced a poster to celebrate the occasion. The poster will also function as an invite-to-be-sent. Eventually.

Feel free to bask in my awesome taste in music.

The process is relatively simple and painless. Twirl stuff in Illustrator, paint and compose in Photoshop and then pile on layers upon layers of dirt.

9 thoughts on “An Evening In Sweden

  1. Beautiful retro design work, I love the colors and faux folding lines. The only part that seems off is the needle’s shadow. The pointy end of the needle’s shadow should match up with the tip of the needle itself, no?

  2. Beautiful retro design work, I love the colors and faux folding lines.

    Thanks thanks, appreciate it.

    The only part that seems off is the needle

  3. The posters are great – especially the colours!

    I think I know what’s wrong with the shadow. The spiral has a sort of fake shadow in the top-right. This means that the light source is somewhere to the bottom-left of the middle (depending on how high it is). If the source is in the middle, the needle’s shadow should be slightly closer to it (i.e. under it).

    Funnily enough though, I’m hosting an event soon too…

  4. … so I might have forgotten some physics.

    Had to look at it twice to really see it though. And with having the throw physics out of the window, so as to stick to the original. (Which heightens your awareness of them, interestingly enough!)

  5. I actually thought a lot about how the paper would be folded, had it been real paper.

    The easy rout would be to have two pieces of paper. The bottommost would be the dark green, the topmost would be the light green. The spiral would be cut out of the light green, showing the dark green through.

    That’s not what I wanted.

    I wanted a spiral shape in both the dark and light green paper, so that if you would lift the paper by the little metal pin, the paper would “fall” into some sort of origami thing. It’s hard to explain.

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