NFT, A Cryptosphere Graphic Design - Design Process

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Hello Steem!

In recent days I was reading one of the many articles regarding NFTs, a phenomenon that has exploded in recent months after a slow and little-publicized rise. As I mentally repeated the words, I had an idea, and it immediately seemed clear to me how important it was to write it down. This idea is simply a new graphic design, in an advertising style: the idea I had was in fact the one you can see in the first screenshot below.

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As you can see, the graphic design I wanted to create was mainly made up of letters and words. On the one hand, I had in mind a kind of slogan for one of the uses of NFTs, the one that most closely concerns the digital registration of a product, an idea, a property. In this sense, the phrase that comes closest to what I wanted to convey is the slogan

"TOKENIZE YOUR MIND"

On the other hand, the 3 fundamental letters: NFT, an acronym for Non-Fungible Token. My idea was a little more complex than a very simple acronym, even if it was quite immediate. I was inspired by the classic forms of superheroes, the classic angular and symmetrical ones in their own way, the kind of full-bodied shapes that a mind trained in the world of comics often associates with that particular kind of subject. In this specific case, I took the shape of a kind of lightning bolt and decided to insert the acronym NFT as a negative. You can see all this in the initial handmade sketch - which I often do to write down the general idea of ​​what I want to create -.

DIGITALIZING

The next step was the use of the photo we saw above as a guide within the interface, a platform dedicated to the creation of graphic designs. As a personal choice, I prefer vector formats over raster, especially for graphic elements that I would use for a printing process.

I started to trace the salient points of the graphics through the pen tool, just to outline what I wanted to achieve on the PC monitor.

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Immediately after, I built the 3 fundamental tracks - identical but displaced differently from each other - around which I would have built my shape in its own way associated with an imaginative lightning bolt: a shape and other 2 word elements.

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And now? At this point it was time to get down to business: create the 3 letters of the acronym NFT. You got it right: creating. In fact, I didn't use a ready-made font, but I traced the 3 letters by building them one line at a time and enlarging them thanks to a rather full-bodied outline. The letters had to be angular, just like the somewhat lightning-like element. I helped myself with a whole series of registers, the blue lines that you can see in the screenshot shown below.

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I had my graphic element representing the acronym NFT and I had a second element representing the shape in which to insert the word which, as we said before, wanted to be visible as a negative.
For positioning, I took the initial path, the one drawn on the photo of the sketch. I followed some points, although I decided to vary others to give a slightly more harmonious look. At this point, as you can see, I had a rather asymmetrical total element, where the word NFT was too uncentered. Therefore, I decided to lengthen the lightning figure, to be able to give an ideal center - more or less - on the word NFT.

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I then created a duplicate and subtracted the 3 letters from the figure below, in order to obtain that result that you can see here.

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SLOGAN

The last portion of the graphic design was the slogan, again created from scrawl. But the slogan, in my head, had to be different; it must have been made up of fairly square letters, but also with some curves and with an alignment that made it seem less formal, more playful

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I traced the letters one by one as for the acronym NFT and I played with the ends to obtain the objective mentioned above.

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At this point, I varied the arrangement of the words until I obtained one that could highlight the informal aspect of the slogan. You see in the figure what I have chosen, even if later I decided to slightly rebalance the spaces, increasing them a little vertically.

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The last step: a very simple assembly of the slogan and the main graphic element, to finish my graphic. I created a slightly more captivating cover to present the project, the one you find in the "head" of (at the beginning of) my article.

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Incidentally, the name of the graphic is

NFT - Tokenize Your Mind

created on Saturday, 24th April 2021

and I will reveal to you in a new post an use that I will make of it soon.

In the meantime, I greet you, thank you for your attention, and look forward to seeing you in the next post. Goodbye from me and from the Digitall Project.


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