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  1. #1
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    Default Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    In 2018 I redesigned the masthead for our local monthly newspaper, The Signpost. To keep the banner fresh, we decided to have a different image replace the O in SIGNPOST each month. Most of the months I use a stock photo of a circular object or sometimes one of my own images, the striped rock for example. Or sometimes I illustrate the O in Designer Pro+.

    This month I wanted to do an old rotary phone dial and found a great photo on one of the stock photo websites. But it was not the stock photo source I use and I did not want to have to set up a new account.

    So I recreated the dial in Designer Pro+ and changed some of the details on the center of the dial. The phone number was our phone number in the 40s when I was a wee lad.

    I used the 3D Extrude Tool to add the rounded edges to the dial.
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    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Your creative thinking and attention to design detail is a constant feature of your excellent work. This is imaginative and functional and exactly fits it's purpose.
    TJB

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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Thank you TJB.
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Well done Garry! I like the idea to the rotating themes. We did something like this in the early 1980s, not with a glyph but a logo, filled with textures for every month.

    Cheers from Germany

    Ernie

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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Gary was kind to allow me to have his design file.

    Here is the result: https://shared.xara.com/yLTIIcpDbX

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Very good Acorn but you forgot to lift the handset
    Egg

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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    I'm getting a busy signal. Nice work Acorn. But did you listen first for the dial tone?
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Miss White from Bell Systems will very briefly explain how to use your iPhone 13:

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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    Very good Acorn but you forgot to lift the handset
    Egg, I didn't want to ring anyone as it was late.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Illustration for a Newspaper Banner

    Great looking work Gary, and Acorn, looks super.

 

 

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