Kristin Matte

Graphic Designer

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Radical survival!

Here are some of the stickers I like.

From the Sad Ghost Club:

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From the Sticker App people is by Tobias Illustration. The detail is bananas.

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I'm currently doing a lot of personal projects revolving around the theme of survival / living / going through hard times. 

While talking to a friend who has started hobby farming, I used the phrase "radical survival." One of her new-born bunnies died, and I was explaining how when you watch nature videos, and realize how much most animals (or any of us) go up against, survival (and especially thriving) is really radical.

So that's my "theme."

Rasical survival.

I started sketching, for me, an example of radical survival is a single plant growing up through the concrete of a sidewalk.

I sketched on that.

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I took it into Illustrator and did some refining.

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I also wanted to add some text. And I decided on it being 100% hand done.

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This is what I have right now.

I'm considering exploraing with texture. I'll try that tomorrow.

The color isn't all the way right, since the pink is presenting RGB but it's a lighter CMYK color.

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I ended up simplifying it even more.

I cropped out the stem, and removed some of the embelishments.

I focused on the message, which was the seed to the idea.

As a print the pink is very light, very "baby" soft.

Final:

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I ended up mixing the two together . . . Actually . . .

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Actually - I wanted to see it textured, liked it so much I ordered it as a patch!

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You can see it on my Etsy!

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