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Free Stickers, Free Skulls and Free Fonts From Vector Wizard Hydro74

Oh You lucky Robots and Robettes…  For over a decade, we have been printing custom stickers for our pal, world-famous Illustrator, Fontographer and Vector Wizard® Joshua Smith AKA Hydro74 – And every so often we collaborate on a big Giveaway… This time around, we’re turning it UP! Today, we are giving away some of his epic new “kiss cut” Sticker Robot Stickers, a FREE Download of 13 of his unreleased custom fonts, and some of his beautifully designed, royalty-free, vector skull artwork. We even had time for a quick interview with that little devil.. Oh and a video Time lapse of his sticker work in progress too.. Holy shit, this is gonna be good! And it’s all yours… For free.  All you gotta do is leave a comment and follow the instructions below. devil sticker font and clip art giveaway
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Brand New Hydro74 Sticker Packs

Lions and Wolves and Rams. Oh. My….
Brand new Hydro74 Sticker Packs Available Now

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Custom (Paranormal) Cell Phone Skins by Hydro74

Our Pal, Hydro74 just released a super sick, slightly paranormal Cell Phone Skin. It’s a sticker for your iphone and it’s made of wood – by the heavies at Karvt.

Go get one and summon the long lost spirit of Aunt Velma, so you can ask her where she hid her gold teeth. (Order Here!)

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10 Questions with Vector Jedi Master, Hydro74

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

This week we interviewed Hydro74, the notorious Orlando based artist , designer, fontographer, master of the vector arts and notorious silkscreen sticker-slinging aficionado.

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Tutorial: How to make a Vector Pixel Sticker Design in Adobe Illustrator

 

Famed illustrator Hydro74 shares his process for creating pixel effects in Adobe Illustrator.

We’ve printed hundreds of thousands of custom stickers for our friend Hydro74 

Today he is sharing his technique on how to create custom pixel art, so you can add some Style, Flash, Pizzaaz to your next sticker design!

Check out the steps below and make Q-Bert Proud!

 

Step 1

Copy the layer or group containing your art that you want to create the effect on.

Once copied, lock the current layer or group (Protip shortcut: command + 2).
This will prevent the original art from being affected, and instead paste a copy of it onto a new layer above the locked art. This is the copy that we will create the effect on.

 

Step 2

Select Object > Rasterize. Before commiting, be sure to toggle ‘Transparent‘ in the ‘Background‘ setting….

Diecut Cursive Sticker Design

 

Step 3

Now click OK to rasterize.

 

Step 4

With your artwork layer now rasterized, go to Object >> Create Object Mosaic

Pixel Mosaic Sticker

 

Step 5

Within the Mosaic options, you should experiment with the Height & Width fields within the Number of Tiles. (Note: Be sure to keep the numbers identical to keep the ‘pixels’ square).

Using a higher number of tiles makes more tiles and can retain more details, while the opposite is true when lowering the numbers.

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Step 6

Once you have a desired number selected you can see the results by clicking ‘OK’.

And don’t worry if you don’t like the results as you can easily Command + Z to undo & then redo the last step until the desired effect is achieved.

 

Step 7

Now that you have your pixelized art to your liking, you can use the open select tool to select and delete portions of the art.

I like to experiment here to see what works. 

Mosaic Sticker Result

 

Step 8

And once you’ve found the right look and balance you can save the file.

This is just one idea using this technique. You can use this to make completely 8bit /Pixel art from your vector work, or do whatever you wish. Dealers choice. Enjoy!

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Thanks for checking it out. Let us know what youy think and if you have any pointers of your own!

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10 Questions +1 with Sticker Artist, Zombie Yeti

 On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week. 

Zombie Yeti is good at life. An extremely talented illustrator, with an insatiable appetite for learning new skills and furthering his creative chops, ZY’s artwork translates perfectly to the sticker medium, where he has printed dozen of custom sticker designs over the years.

In the graphic design world, Zombie Yeti is the consummate pro and can draw like there’s no tomorrow, which has paved the way to successful working relationships with organizations like Microsoft, Adidas, Harley Davidson,  Beats by Dre, Star Wars, X Games, DC Shoes, and Stern Pinball (Holy Shit. Check out his brand new Ghostbusters Pinball Machine at the end of this post!)

His twisted sensibilities and humorous creative approach seems to work particularly well within the music industry as he continues to turn-out custom, silkscreen gig posters for bands like The Melvins, Primus, Mud Honey, 311, Puscifer, Sublime, and too many more to count.

We could sing his praises for days at least one more paragraph, but instead let’s just ask him some questions..

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Awesome Sticker Design – From Illustration to Printing

Some call him the Vin Diesel of Adobe Illustrator. Others call him the Terence Trent D’Arby of Vector, but most people call him by his real name Hydro74. Regardless of what you call him, this guy’s got serious skills with a mouse and he can point and click with the best of them.

Watch Hydro74‘s sticker design process video below and get some FREE Stickers!

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Posted in Art & Design, Die Cut Stickers, Free Stickers

New Artist Sticker Packs!

Announcing our brand new Artist Series Sticker Robot Sticker Packs! 14 High Quality Stickers for $12 (Free Shipping in U.S.) custom sticker packs

Heavyweight Artists = Heavyweight Robots®

Series One features our beloved Sticker Mascot as imagined by the unruly, creative minds of some of our favorite artists, including original artwork by Morning Breath Inc., Travis Millard, Skinner, Reuben Rude, Yema Yema, Zombie Yeti and Hydro74.
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Each Sticker Pack comes with 14 stickers, doubles from each Artist
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Hydro 74 and Zombie Yeti, Together Again
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Skinner and Yema Yema
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Reuben Rude and Travis Millard
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And the undeniable Morning Breath Inc
Defeat The Humans. Rule the World. Order Some Packs!
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New Apple Laptop Stickers Commercial

As I type this blog post from my sticker-covered Macbook pro, I can confirm beyond reasonable doubt, that people do indeed love to cover their laptops in custom laptop stickers.

It appears that Apple is well aware of this adhesive phenomenon, as today they released a new commercial, entitled “Apple – MacBook Air – TV Ad – Stickers”

http://youtu.be/7PzntWQ-sVY

In fact, They even included a sticker in the commercial from one our our longtime customers, Supreme. Pretty damn sweeeeet.

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So.. Is it time to beautify your laptop with some of own laptop stickers?

You can either buy some pre-made stickers from our sticker store, from artists like Jose Pulido, Mike Mitchell, Shepard Fairey, Hydro74, Zoltron, Travis Millard, or we can print your own custom artwork as laptop stickers.

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Laptop Sticker Printing. It’s what we do.

And while we’re on the subject, check out this awesome Laptop Sticker Tutorial on how to make your art into Laptop Stickers. It was created by our friends at Pale Horse Design and it kicks all sorts of ass.

Use that glowing Apple logo to your advantage, Son.

 

Posted in Laptop Stickers

12 Independent Sticker Artists to Support this Xmas Season

It’s that time of year again, where hungry consumer savages brave claustrophobic lines at corporate chain stores to battle price-savvy shoppers in a race to acquire the latest holiday trend, which as of 2013, is either the new iPad Air® or The Zombified Tickle Me Elmo (which would be pretty rad if it existed…)

Since we don’t even bother leaving the house on Black Friday, and we MUCH prefer supporting independent stores and artists, we’ve compiled a quick list of 12 Independent Sticker Artists to Support this Christmas.

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