I really enjoyed this one. My inspiration came from those old Florida (I probably blatantly ripped this one off to be honest: http://www.inspiredgoodness.com/storage/ct_greetings_florida.jpg)
For this one I got to do two of my favorite things. Scour dafont.com for new fonts and look at pictures of space. I used Italic Bricks http://www.dafont.com/italic-bricks.font and Chocolate Dealer http://www.dafont.com/chocolate-dealer.font for this project. I also used photos from the hubble space telescope http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/.
The process began like so – I picked a variety of pictures that had lots of different colors for the inside of the font. I cut out the inside of the letters and pasted the image inside of the cut out part. Then I rotated everything around to my liking and used a lot of the Distort tools in Gimp (including iWarp to slightly warp the edges and I believe the Curve Bend tool to slightly bend the letters. The quote at the bottom is an actual quote from astronaut Michael Collins, and I thought it sounded catchy. After all my fonts and colors and warping was in place, I applied the RGB noise filter as well as the Canvas filter to create a sort of papery effect.
Definitely enjoyed doing this one, hope to get more tdc’s like it!