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This was my first cosplay shoot, decided to go with one of my favourite games of all time, Hotline Miami (Jacket). Full details on the costume: http://dustycartridge.com/culture/creating-cosplay-hotline-miamis-jacket/

Creating a Cosplay: Hotline Miami's Jacket

This is my first cosplay shoot, decided to do Hotline Miami’s Jacket. Had a ton of fun doing it!

So I have a bit of a love affair with Dennaton Games’ ultra-violent indie title, Hotline Miami so I had to make a poster. Minimalist design of the first ‘proper’ stage.
If you like the design, you can grab a print or on a shirt!
Print: http://society6.com/chaddcruze/Hotline-Miami-Minimalist-DesignShirt: http://dustycartridge.spreadshirt.com/

So I have a bit of a love affair with Dennaton Games’ ultra-violent indie title, Hotline Miami so I had to make a poster. Minimalist design of the first ‘proper’ stage.

If you like the design, you can grab a print or on a shirt!

Print: http://society6.com/chaddcruze/Hotline-Miami-Minimalist-Design
Shirt: http://dustycartridge.spreadshirt.com/

Full Size Version: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/#30712767529
With all the excitement regarding the new Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes game and the ‘official’ announcement of the film, figured I’d take a stab of creating some fan-art.
Christian Bale is a splitting image of Snake so I thought I’d take a shot at transforming him into a vector version of the one and only, Big Boss. First time at something like this, all manually done - no ‘cutout’ filters etc. Turned out quite nice I must say!
http://dustycartridge.com/

Full Size Version: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/#30712767529

With all the excitement regarding the new Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes game and the ‘official’ announcement of the film, figured I’d take a stab of creating some fan-art.

Christian Bale is a splitting image of Snake so I thought I’d take a shot at transforming him into a vector version of the one and only, Big Boss. First time at something like this, all manually done - no ‘cutout’ filters etc. Turned out quite nice I must say!

http://dustycartridge.com/

Typography inspired promotional flyer I created for Dusty Cartridge www.dustycartridge.com

Typography inspired promotional flyer I created for Dusty Cartridge www.dustycartridge.com

www.dustycartridge.com My magnum opus.
Me and a couple of friends started DC a few years ago but decided to give it another a shot. Instead of rehashing gaming news, Dusty Cartridge aims to provide readers with consistently original editorial content of the highest quality.
Designed from the ground up for the web of today, dynamically changes to work on nearly all mobile devices (responsive), large fonts and a clean design which is easy on the eye for increased readability. Logo design was inspired by retro typography pieces.

www.dustycartridge.com My magnum opus.

Me and a couple of friends started DC a few years ago but decided to give it another a shot. Instead of rehashing gaming news, Dusty Cartridge aims to provide readers with consistently original editorial content of the highest quality.

Designed from the ground up for the web of today, dynamically changes to work on nearly all mobile devices (responsive), large fonts and a clean design which is easy on the eye for increased readability. Logo design was inspired by retro typography pieces.

My take on a teaser poster for the upcoming live adaption of the Phoenix Wright video game by Takashi Miike (Yes the same guy who did the batshit insane ‘Ichi The Killer’). 
Very simple photo manipulation. I tried using fancy styles and gradients for the typography but it kept looking cliche & corny. Using just white text whilst overlapping it into the background kept it interesting enough without going overboard with crazy colours.

My take on a teaser poster for the upcoming live adaption of the Phoenix Wright video game by Takashi Miike (Yes the same guy who did the batshit insane ‘Ichi The Killer’).

Very simple photo manipulation. I tried using fancy styles and gradients for the typography but it kept looking cliche & corny. Using just white text whilst overlapping it into the background kept it interesting enough without going overboard with crazy colours.

A custom poster for Breaking Bad. Inspired by retro 80’s posters. Oh and if you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, do yourself a favour and watch it (its good shit, trust me)

A custom poster for Breaking Bad. Inspired by retro 80’s posters. Oh and if you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, do yourself a favour and watch it (its good shit, trust me)

My take on a Criterion Collection style cover for Sucker Punch’s (excellent) game ‘Infamous’.

My take on a Criterion Collection style cover for Sucker Punch’s (excellent) game ‘Infamous’.

Custom cover for Nine Inch Nail’s “The Slip”. The cover is based on the idea of digital distortion, in this case literally.
I took a high res image of the original cover and opened it up on Notepad. If you do this with any image, you basically get a bunch of jargon which is the image properties in text or ‘code’ format.
By modifying the contents in a text editor you can edit the image to produce weird sort of effects aka random distortion, which is what you see above. (I literally copied and pasted Wikipedia articles into the picture.)

Custom cover for Nine Inch Nail’s “The Slip”. The cover is based on the idea of digital distortion, in this case literally.

I took a high res image of the original cover and opened it up on Notepad. If you do this with any image, you basically get a bunch of jargon which is the image properties in text or ‘code’ format.

By modifying the contents in a text editor you can edit the image to produce weird sort of effects aka random distortion, which is what you see above. (I literally copied and pasted Wikipedia articles into the picture.)

Custom CD cover for a remastered version of the self-titled sampler from Xero (Xero = Linkin Park before they were Linkin Park). Changed color scheme from the original and added distortion sort of effects.
I tried to emulate analogue TV effects (scan lines, random rainbow coloring) but the final copy out of Photoshop still looked too digital - so I took the final image, threw it up on an old CRT and took photos with a low res camera. Added nice imperfections and random scan lines.

Custom CD cover for a remastered version of the self-titled sampler from Xero (Xero = Linkin Park before they were Linkin Park). Changed color scheme from the original and added distortion sort of effects.

I tried to emulate analogue TV effects (scan lines, random rainbow coloring) but the final copy out of Photoshop still looked too digital - so I took the final image, threw it up on an old CRT and took photos with a low res camera. Added nice imperfections and random scan lines.

Blu-ray cover artwork for a friends film called ‘The Session’ previously mentioned here.

Blu-ray cover artwork for a friends film called ‘The Session’ previously mentioned here.

Custom cover Linkin Park’s upcoming album ‘A Thousand Suns’.

Custom cover Linkin Park’s upcoming album ‘A Thousand Suns’.

This was my first cosplay shoot, decided to go with one of my favourite games of all time, Hotline Miami (Jacket). Full details on the costume: http://dustycartridge.com/culture/creating-cosplay-hotline-miamis-jacket/

Creating a Cosplay: Hotline Miami's Jacket

This is my first cosplay shoot, decided to do Hotline Miami’s Jacket. Had a ton of fun doing it!

So I have a bit of a love affair with Dennaton Games’ ultra-violent indie title, Hotline Miami so I had to make a poster. Minimalist design of the first ‘proper’ stage.
If you like the design, you can grab a print or on a shirt!
Print: http://society6.com/chaddcruze/Hotline-Miami-Minimalist-DesignShirt: http://dustycartridge.spreadshirt.com/

So I have a bit of a love affair with Dennaton Games’ ultra-violent indie title, Hotline Miami so I had to make a poster. Minimalist design of the first ‘proper’ stage.

If you like the design, you can grab a print or on a shirt!

Print: http://society6.com/chaddcruze/Hotline-Miami-Minimalist-Design
Shirt: http://dustycartridge.spreadshirt.com/

Full size version of my Big Boss / Christian Bale piece.
Original Post: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/post/30711880536/christian-bale-is-the-big-boss
http://dustycartridge.com/

Full size version of my Big Boss / Christian Bale piece.

Original Post: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/post/30711880536/christian-bale-is-the-big-boss

http://dustycartridge.com/

Full Size Version: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/#30712767529
With all the excitement regarding the new Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes game and the ‘official’ announcement of the film, figured I’d take a stab of creating some fan-art.
Christian Bale is a splitting image of Snake so I thought I’d take a shot at transforming him into a vector version of the one and only, Big Boss. First time at something like this, all manually done - no ‘cutout’ filters etc. Turned out quite nice I must say!
http://dustycartridge.com/

Full Size Version: http://dcruze.tumblr.com/#30712767529

With all the excitement regarding the new Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes game and the ‘official’ announcement of the film, figured I’d take a stab of creating some fan-art.

Christian Bale is a splitting image of Snake so I thought I’d take a shot at transforming him into a vector version of the one and only, Big Boss. First time at something like this, all manually done - no ‘cutout’ filters etc. Turned out quite nice I must say!

http://dustycartridge.com/

Typography inspired promotional flyer I created for Dusty Cartridge www.dustycartridge.com

Typography inspired promotional flyer I created for Dusty Cartridge www.dustycartridge.com

www.dustycartridge.com My magnum opus.
Me and a couple of friends started DC a few years ago but decided to give it another a shot. Instead of rehashing gaming news, Dusty Cartridge aims to provide readers with consistently original editorial content of the highest quality.
Designed from the ground up for the web of today, dynamically changes to work on nearly all mobile devices (responsive), large fonts and a clean design which is easy on the eye for increased readability. Logo design was inspired by retro typography pieces.

www.dustycartridge.com My magnum opus.

Me and a couple of friends started DC a few years ago but decided to give it another a shot. Instead of rehashing gaming news, Dusty Cartridge aims to provide readers with consistently original editorial content of the highest quality.

Designed from the ground up for the web of today, dynamically changes to work on nearly all mobile devices (responsive), large fonts and a clean design which is easy on the eye for increased readability. Logo design was inspired by retro typography pieces.

My take on a teaser poster for the upcoming live adaption of the Phoenix Wright video game by Takashi Miike (Yes the same guy who did the batshit insane ‘Ichi The Killer’). 
Very simple photo manipulation. I tried using fancy styles and gradients for the typography but it kept looking cliche & corny. Using just white text whilst overlapping it into the background kept it interesting enough without going overboard with crazy colours.

My take on a teaser poster for the upcoming live adaption of the Phoenix Wright video game by Takashi Miike (Yes the same guy who did the batshit insane ‘Ichi The Killer’).

Very simple photo manipulation. I tried using fancy styles and gradients for the typography but it kept looking cliche & corny. Using just white text whilst overlapping it into the background kept it interesting enough without going overboard with crazy colours.

A custom poster for Breaking Bad. Inspired by retro 80’s posters. Oh and if you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, do yourself a favour and watch it (its good shit, trust me)

A custom poster for Breaking Bad. Inspired by retro 80’s posters. Oh and if you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, do yourself a favour and watch it (its good shit, trust me)

My take on a Criterion Collection style cover for Sucker Punch’s (excellent) game ‘Infamous’.

My take on a Criterion Collection style cover for Sucker Punch’s (excellent) game ‘Infamous’.

Custom cover for Nine Inch Nail’s “The Slip”. The cover is based on the idea of digital distortion, in this case literally.
I took a high res image of the original cover and opened it up on Notepad. If you do this with any image, you basically get a bunch of jargon which is the image properties in text or ‘code’ format.
By modifying the contents in a text editor you can edit the image to produce weird sort of effects aka random distortion, which is what you see above. (I literally copied and pasted Wikipedia articles into the picture.)

Custom cover for Nine Inch Nail’s “The Slip”. The cover is based on the idea of digital distortion, in this case literally.

I took a high res image of the original cover and opened it up on Notepad. If you do this with any image, you basically get a bunch of jargon which is the image properties in text or ‘code’ format.

By modifying the contents in a text editor you can edit the image to produce weird sort of effects aka random distortion, which is what you see above. (I literally copied and pasted Wikipedia articles into the picture.)

Custom CD cover for a remastered version of the self-titled sampler from Xero (Xero = Linkin Park before they were Linkin Park). Changed color scheme from the original and added distortion sort of effects.
I tried to emulate analogue TV effects (scan lines, random rainbow coloring) but the final copy out of Photoshop still looked too digital - so I took the final image, threw it up on an old CRT and took photos with a low res camera. Added nice imperfections and random scan lines.

Custom CD cover for a remastered version of the self-titled sampler from Xero (Xero = Linkin Park before they were Linkin Park). Changed color scheme from the original and added distortion sort of effects.

I tried to emulate analogue TV effects (scan lines, random rainbow coloring) but the final copy out of Photoshop still looked too digital - so I took the final image, threw it up on an old CRT and took photos with a low res camera. Added nice imperfections and random scan lines.

Blu-ray cover artwork for a friends film called ‘The Session’ previously mentioned here.

Blu-ray cover artwork for a friends film called ‘The Session’ previously mentioned here.

Custom cover Linkin Park’s upcoming album ‘A Thousand Suns’.

Custom cover Linkin Park’s upcoming album ‘A Thousand Suns’.

About:

Chad D'cruze

When I'm not fixing computers, I design all sorts of awesome stuff. My weapons of choice are Adobe Photoshop and a good cup of coffee.

Websites, CD covers and posters are my thing but I do all sorts of graphic / web design work. If your interested in getting something done, send me an email here.

Besides that, I'm an avid gamer, enjoy mucking around with music and have an affinity for sushi. Follow me on Twitter @chaddcruze

I'm also a co-founder of Dusty Cartridge.

Enjoy!

- Chad

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