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5 4 G R A P H I C S P R O • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M because that's about all we could get in short order. We tried to set up each in a simple two to three color design. Like anything, we began with layout and composition. We could have eas- ily set up, type in the school names, and been done in mere minutes. at would be a somewhat personalized design, but exciting to wear and represent? Hardly. Graphic Elephants is about impact on the concepts we take to print, especially when it's close to home. ey would need a little elephant stank on 'em. Construction began in Adobe Illustrator, as you would expect, for the vector com- ponents. Generally, we selected the type tool and entered the school names and cre- ated outlines. By ungrouping the objects, we could spread the letters out manually for a better kerning. For some of the mid-tone colors we opted to use a 50% halftone not only to keep some pop to the color but also someplace for the ink to bite on. S C R E E N P R I N T I N G

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