Retro Metro Kong

Ross! Giving us 2 great takes on a retro style Kong Franchise hat. I really like the funkiness of your line work. His expression is totally inline with what you see in old college logos. Kong’s angry but maybe a little confused too. That’s awesome. Love the hand (paw?) punch too. We could do some amazing stuff with raised embroidery on that piece. Epic work my man!


Jesse! HEAT! Oh man do I love this thing. Even with flat embroidery this think would feel like a real-life miniaturized tile mosaic. The color variance is spot on. The font is a great one. You really took time to get the tile layout correct. This is exactly how it’s done in NYC subways. This could not have been executed better. This kid’s unstoppable!



4 thoughts on “Retro Metro Kong

  1. Ross: perturbed Kong ftw! Great rendering; lots of character. I also like the punching fist, but might like to see a little refining of the knuckles of the fist. The spiral wrinkles around each knuckle are an important gorilla-specific detail (for me at least), so I wonder what that might look like included here.

    Jesse: Excellent.It’s easy to make a sloppy approximation of a mosaic, but your work is top-notch. The color subtleties are great, yes, but so is the variation in the individual tiles. I love that they are not forcing the design into a rigid grid! Work up an expanded mosaic design for the under-brim fabric and you’re golden!

  2. Ross! I like Nathans suggestion of the spiral on the knuckles. Other than that, nice work!

    Jesse! Nice work, as always. This is really thinking outside the box. I dig the mosaic kong too!

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