Chalkboards, Real and Faked – Can You Tell?
Pescador’s (from the Spanish word for “Fisherman”) was conceived of as a high-end seafood restaurant. A chalkboard menu featues the fresh fish caught that day, hence this chalkboard treatment of the logo I designed for them. Real or Fake? Fake! Vector outlines created in Adobe Illustrator; chalk texture and wood frame created in Photoshop.
I liked the Pescador’s chalkboard so much I made one for my Gunn Graphics logo to use on my website. Real or Fake? Fake! Created in Illustrator and Photoshop.
I created this chalkboard to help stand out from the thousands of job applications Whole Foods receives. Real or Fake? Really hand-lettered! This artwork set new records for number of views at all my social media sites! 

Here's a short time lapse video showing how I created it: https://vimeo.com/123255304
The Whole Foods chalkboard was such a success that I created this "FAKE" chalkboard to show my REAL love for McGarrah Jessee, a company I admire and would like to work for. I made a screen recording timelapse of how I used Illustrator to draw the vector outlines and do the basic layout, and Photoshop to apply the chalk effects. I edited the timelapse in Adobe Premiere Pro.

See the timelapse screen capture here: https://vimeo.com/124671026
I created this poster design using a slighty different chalk technique (running a Noise filter on the white text fill, with an inner white glow to simulate how the borders of old, painted signs were thicker and did not wear away as quickly as the less dense centers.) I have had a lot of fun customizing this typeface, Funkydori!
This western-style chalkbaord, created for a party at a train-themed bar, is a great way to squeeze in a lot of text, and I just had not finished having fun with Funkydori! Fake, of course – this one had too many words to hand letter!
Chalkboards, Real and Faked – Can You Tell?
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Chalkboards, Real and Faked – Can You Tell?

I Have been doing a LOT of chalkboard-themed artwork recently, some actually hand-lettered, but mostly "faked" in Illustrator and Photoshop.
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