Friday, April 20, 2007

Star Clipper Tote Bag

I designed some tote bags for my friends over at the best comic book shoppe in St. Louis, Star Clipper. Initially I had a bunch of varying terrible ideas but I ended up doing a little tote bag dude strolling along doing his thing. I knew it'd be printed in two-colors so I started to figure out how that could work: I always have this book laying around nearby for inspiration. I love corporate cartoon mascots -- there is something about animating a twinkie or carburetor, or a gigantic baseball or gasoline pump or 2" x 4", with googly eyes and a cocksure grin that warms my heart, and mysteriously makes me want to spend money. (Spammers take note) I used that same fake charcoal effect to try and emulate the era of advertising when Mr. Products' textures weren't so slick, even though their motives were. Below is a close-up:
As pictured, I eventually changed the soda can in the original design into a Japanese soda bottle, since they sell those at the shoppe. I didn't change anything else because I needed to preserve my secret plan for taking this job on: to force Star Clipper into selling hot dogs.Go get a tote bag and cram it full of comic books!


elfelix said...

I bought that book a couple of days ago, in Barcelona, by distributing "ARGH!", the comic magazine I´m doing with Jorge Parras in Spain!
Your logo, really nice!
And yes, it´s a great book indeed!!!

Onsmith said...

Dan, that bag is great. Your designs are blowing me away.

Brett Von Schlosser said...

star clipper dosen't really sell mad balls do they?

C. Cilla said...

Dan Z. I always look at your blog for a dose of hot liquid cartoon gold. You have the strength of twenty men.
I wanna tote bag