Joe's 3 C's #50! 'Puns, Alloy Wraps and Tutorials '

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Joe's 3 C's #50! 'Puns, Alloy Wraps and Tutorials '

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:35 am

Hi hey hello,

Welcome to another of 'Joe's 3 C's' :D

In these posts I will try to bring you something Creative, Something Cool and something Commercial.
The format for these 3 things will vary, from images, videos and websites to unique applications, tips tricks and tutorials. Mostly print or 3D related but some things may be thrown in just because they ought to be shared (probably in the Cool part)!
There will be some terrible jokes thrown in at the end too!

Being a bit of a geek for all things design related, hopefully I'll be able to find some interesting bits and bobs to share with you!

Quote of the Day :ugeek: :
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

- William Butler Yeats, Irish poet. 1865 - 1939

Woohoooo! Welcome to number 50 of Joe's 3 C's! How many have you read?

Something Creative...

Everybody likes a well designed logo.
Here are some examples of logos that are almost graphical puns...combining 2 graphics into 1: ... e-graphic/
Something Cool...

Jazzing up 'boy racer' cars is something we've all seen, low riders, massive oversized spoilers, glowing LED' know what I'm talking about.
One of the latest fads is hydro-dipping alloys, skirting or dash trim etc.I think that this is a pretty cool application, however unfortunately you are limited to pre-designed sheets, no on-demand custom printing. The videos that you may have seen make it look very easy, however they never show you any pre or post treatments, the actual dipping bit only takes a min!:

A quick and easily changeable option would be to wrap the alloy wheels! I've seen a few of these well done, and it could make even the most basic body kit or old rusty banger look on a par with some of the big spenders:
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I am still a little dubious as to how 'Cool' this is, but for now it's going in the Cool section :lol:

Something Commercial...

Following online tutorials can really add to your design capabilities, learning new techniques and tools that you would not normally use.
Here is one from Fotolia on how to create a light streak using Photoshop:
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I have followed some of the design tutorials on Abduzeedo and always found them very useful, these are a great way to find a new and different way of doing things...often saving you time and money!


That's all for this week's Joe's 3 C's!

Until next time...


Joe's chuckles... :lol:

Wind in the Willows rejected script:

Rat: Let's have nicknames! I'll be the Ratster!
Toad: I'll be the Toadster!
Mole: I'll be the Molester!....Moley, i'll be Moley.


I've just been reading that, by law, you have to turn your headlights on when it's raining in Sweden.

And I'm thinking, "Who on earth's going to let me know when it's raining in Sweden?"

The world's smallest rodeo!:
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Re: Joe's 3 C's #50! 'Puns, Alloy Wraps and Tutorials '

Post by Ryan Anderson » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:15 pm

There's an old VW Passat down my street which has the alloys done like this. Bit of a bling bling motor but the wheels look pretty good!
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