Liam Davidson

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Crossed Icons

Reference

So for my reference I went onto pinterest and instead of looking at pins looked instead at icons and in particular minimalist icons. I love simplifying things down to only whats necessary and thought that this could make for a really cool pin design. I really liked the look of the black and white from Jons example pins and thought those colors (or lack there of) would really well with this idea.

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As for the subject I've always loved the symbol of crossed swords and wanted to something touching on that. After a bit of looking around I settled on the iconic bowie knife which I thought would simplify really well while keeping its distinctive shape.

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Favourite Apple Metal Pin

I really liked the sillieness and fun of this pin. Particulaly the tie really made me smile.

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Rough Sketch

I have a bad habit of doing my sketching digitally so as per usual I hopped right into Illustrator and strated playing around. I worked a lot from primitives trying to keep the shapes as minimal as possible.

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Final Illustration

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And here we have it. Crossed bowie knives in a minial icon style. I would love to hear any feedback or ideas that people have. Great lesson Jon!

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