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.
10 Questions with Todd Slater
Ladies and Gentlemen, Robots and Robettes, meet the reigning king of vector gig poster art, the animal (and enamel) aficionado, the silkscreen-sticker-slinging savant, Todd Slater!
Todd has been making highly collectible Rock and Movie Posters for decades and has amassed a huge following of avid collectors. His portfolio of work is unmatched, having created posters for bands from The Beastie Boys, Slayer, Madonna, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and Green Day… And movie posters for films like The Big Lebowski, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Evil Dead 2 and Repo Man (some of our all time favorites!) The list goes on and on and on…
We sat down with Todd and asked him 10 questions… So let’s get to it!
Note: We are giving away one of Todd’s coveted Grateful Dead Posters!! Simply Leave a comment and share this post to enter! Read More
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!
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.
Select Object > Rasterize. Before commiting, be sure to toggle ‘Transparent‘ in the ‘Background‘ setting….
Now click OK to rasterize.
With your artwork layer now rasterized, go to Object >> Create Object Mosaic…
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks Everyone!! Our 500 Free Promo is now Over.
Two Weeks Only.
July 23rd – August 6th
Woohoo!! EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 10th at MIDNIGHT !!
To celebrate the reopening of our screen printing facilities, we are launching our best promo of the year. The one we usually save ‘til the very end… 500 Freeeeeeeeee! Yes that’s, right friends:
Details details details….
Just order your stickers as you normally would. Every order of 1000 white vinyl, silkscreen stickers will receive 500 extra stickers for free. Any size. Any shape. Any number of colors. There’s No limit Order 1,000, Get 1,500. Order 5,000, Get 7,500. Order 10,000, Get 15,000.
A huge thank you to you all for sticking with us through the closures (bad pun intended). We know times are crazy and your continued support means everything. Now, it’s our turn to support you right back with a bunch of free stickers to stock your stores.
And as always, free shipping in the U.S. Hurry! Offer Expires August 6th
Hurry! Offer Expires August 10th
Ummm holy sh!t!!!! Our “Stickers for Change” Raffle has generated $5010. The biggest THANK YOU to Casey Weldon and ALL of YOU.
We have plans for more raffles with more artists for more causes… Stay tuned!
You may purchase raffle tickets above. Raffle Tickets are $5 (Buy as many tickets as you want, in fact) 100% of money generated will be donated to Creative Justice NW.
FIVE (5) ORIGINAL Casey Weldon paintings from his “Bombay Cat” series, each is a unique 6×6” hand-painted-acrylic on shaped wood
FIVE (5) runners up will receive envelopes filled with EVERY Sticker we show this week via our @StickerobotInstagram page.
Drawing to be held Sunday, June 28th, 2020. ALL the money generated through this raffle will be donated to Creative Justice NW An amazing organization using an arts-based approach to ending racial disproportionality and youth incarceration.
We couldn’t be more grateful to our featured artist, Casey Weldon for doing this with us. Thanks Casey!
Much like all of you, we’ve spent our recent days in a state of deep reflection on the ways in which we (as a company, as individuals, as artists) can better stand against racial injustice in this country. Art will always be a powerful tool for change.
We are acutely aware that performative activism by companies serves no one. Now more than ever there must be a continued push for change in this country from the giant corporations down to small businesses like us.
We are currently printing and giving away this sticker to promote solidarity, to stand against racial injustice and to help support the message: BLACK LIVES MATTER. The stickers are FREE (2 for the cost of the stamp, one order per customer) via the link in our bio. We must all do more. Let’s keep this momentum for change going with our art and our voices.
Friends, we’d like to introduce you to our beloved Robo-Mascot® as designed by our friend @ekiemone. Let’s all agree… These things are ROBO-FIRE. Now who wants a few of these limited edition Robots to stick all about?? We are knee deep in THE GREATEST PROMO OF THE YEAR ™️. So, all we need from you is the following… Read More