Friday, August 14, 2015

Eye Cons: The Art of KBZ

Today's Coffee Brake is by K2 Mystery Car:  The Nike swoosh, the Golden Arches of McDonalds…these are iconic symbols of our times. So familiar that we take them for granted, they’re the signs of our time in all their marketing glory. Resident Daily Turismo artist KBZ, enslaved for many years in a dark dungeon and driven by the all-too-frequent sting of El Jefe’s cat o’ nine tales, continues to churn out the visual thumbprint for our viewing pleasure. Let's take a moment to examine some of his finest work.



Which one is your favorite and which one confuses you the most (clearly an intentional ploy)? tips@dailyturismo.com  Read more about KBZ's icon creation process here.

18 comments:

  1. Where is the gas nozzle & sickle?

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    1. [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Nmbnpmrkc0/Uxlh-z9AuQI/AAAAAAAAW1w/B2pjTs4_aSY/s1600/Russkies.png[/img]

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  2. whoa, K2! - i am verklempt

    quiz time:

    1) which ones are missing? (+1 Gianni)

    2) which ones did Vince do or modify?

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    1. My wife's favorite badge is missing - the one you made for her car of course.

      [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jkJOh9kWvRo/U6CJy41fiCI/AAAAAAAAKb8/020AQiJn2-M/s1600/schmetterling.png[/img]

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    2. I gots no idear, Massa KBZ. Please enlighten us. These are just the ones from the past seven months....that's a lotta slavin' folks....

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    3. The blogger site should have a Google Photos site backing it that stores all the image resources in.

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  3. here's a thumbnail of my illustrator scratchboard - every single badge has been done right here

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/KqVAyUe.png[/img]

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  4. Do you know how many you've actually done that were used on DT?

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  5. Get that Yee Haw shift pattern on a t-shirt stat!

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  6. here's a selection showing some of what i like to call "badge engineering" - do you prefer the scrawny or plump fish-nor-fowl? - plus a couple that might not have been seen yet - yes, that's italian > french-italian > swedish-italian (leans left, capisce?)

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/KqYAImM.png[/img]

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    1. Those are awesome! I love the ejection seat and the Sharkchicknado thing just scares me.

      One of the things that struck me (things usually strike me, so there's nothing odd about that) are the file names. It's just not something that we see, unless we go out of our way to figure it out. Hilarious. In particular, "hellaflushed" tickled my fancy. Some of the icons are even animated! That's pretty cool, I hadn't seen those in the time I've been here.

      [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j9irbDIf46A/U06qS3rP5VI/AAAAAAAAYjk/WulbSmq-jY0/s1600/moviecar.gif[/img]

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  7. here's a blowup of the draken and schmetterling badges - roadmaster totally needs one, will have to ponder that

    anyone got a car with a name that they'd like a badge for? - maybe that could be a contest prize or something, eh boss?

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/nD8TlDJ.png[/img]

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    1. Someday, I want to "win" a Twister and this would make a great prize. I love the one you made me and I'd love one for my Shadowagon but until I win that Twister, I can only dream...dream the impossible dream...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYB92jGPnlg

      What a kicka$$ soundtrack. Just killer.

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  8. Quick Robin! To the DT bat cave silk screen room! We have many shirts to make!

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  9. Love this stuff! Great to see KBZ getting much-deserved attention for his work - it's definitely unique and a part of Daily Turismo's character

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