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April '21

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A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G 6 0 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E | L O N W I N T E R S WINTERS IS COMING ( HERE! ) A PROJECT FOR A MULTITUDE OF PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES T he endless streaming of television subscriptions has al- lowed us to binge on our favorite shows during the pan- demic. "Game of rones" has been king of the moun- tain for a while now. It was dicult not to get sucked into this medieval soap opera complete with all thedeceptionand power grabbing, sprinkled with mythical fantasy and a win- tery menace. is leads us into a piece we recently created for a multitude of promotional purposes. DESIGN INSPIRATION Last year, we built a design that featured a tiki character atop a surf board ripping a curl for the "Summer of Winters" pro- motion with Freehand Graphics. at imagery inspired our new character. e much-anticipated tagline creating suspense for many seasons in "Game of rones" ( GOT) is, "Winter is coming." We'll let you connect the dots. And since it's ocially winter (at least, during the time of writing this), we interceded the word "here" over "coming." White walkers are notable GOT characters due to their scored features and hauntingly gaunt faces (Summer Tiki's cooler brother, like the heat and cold miser brothers … but we digress.) Either would surely scare away evil spirits. A white walker snowboarding in the frozen homeland? Perfect! We set the stage with snowy elements like snow- capped trees and mountain terrain.For movement, extreme perspective was used with a moonlit night- time setting. is extreme run would not be complete without a double diamondsign. Referencing photos of motion, snowpack, and bits of snow ying every which way helped us achieve our explosion of powder. Photos were also used for rider positions to accurately depict the crouching position. Last year, we built a de- sign that featured a tiki character atop a surf- board ripping a curl for the "Summer of Win- ters" promotion with Freehand Graphics. That imagery inspired our new character. White walkers are no- table GOT characters due to their scored fea- tures and hauntingly gaunt faces—Summer Tiki's cooler brother, like the heat and cold miser brothers … (All images courtesy Lon Winters)

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