3d Graffiti – AMD Phenom overclocking wallpaper
‘Phenom – is the third work in the series for overclocking/hardware wallpapers. This work is based around the AMD CPU series Pheonom (as in the word phenomenon). A rather tricky starting point as there really is no branding or design around the CPU itself – rather plain font and just the blue light effect. So I decided to make the graffiti design stand out by using a very complex style.
Not really concerned with the legibility of the lettering with this one as there seems to be a balance between legibility, shape, color, and lettering. So with this one I pushed the shape and color at the expense of the other two.
The graffiti shape itself is based on a cross pattern with the two main arrows wrapping from the back to the front which was hard to do as you can’t obscure too much of the lettering else it just looks like a mess.. Originally I had intended to wedge the CPU in between the foot of the ‘E and the left foot of the ‘M (where the ‘O is) as I intentionally made the two apposing shapes create a matching negative space.