Adding dropshadow to type is just so…perfect

So here’s how I got in this situation:

  • I took a train to see my parents this weekend up in WA.
  • Hit up my long-time, OG-friend while up there to see what his plans were and if he IMG_20180901_125317_595-minwanted to get together at all.
  • He told me he was working until later, but to stop by his shop if I wanted. It was
    only a few minutes away from my parents and they wanted to see him too. Pulled up to this place right here! BAM! Walked in there and saw my good friend working, said what up, and we agreed to hang out that night (this was Sat. night – Aug 1st).

Badass shop, Adriel! Thanks for letting me stop by and check out your store!

And so here’s another picture I got excited about. When I walked out of Defiance Bicycles, I noticed an entire wall with like absolutely nothing on it. And you’re probably thinking what I’m thinking: a giant canvas ready to be blasted!

Look at this:


I shot him a text about it before we hung out, saying he should let me blast that wall. “Defiance Bicycles” in whatever font you want. I’d make it attractive, I’d make it sexy, but he should let me do it!

He told me he wish he could, but they dont actually own that building. I asked what if it got spray-painted? He just kinda looked at me, laughed and lightly shook his head.

But that’s for later. Maybe I can convince him down the road haha.

Back to Peaks and Pints, we went there and grabbed a beer and some food. The sub was actually really bomb good for $10.

As I was almost about done I took a look at the coaster where my beer was and I instantly wanted to add a drop shadow to it. I thought it would do a lot for the piece, but more for me =] I just really wanted to do it, so I asked the bartender for a pen and he gave me one.

Before and after: dropshadow
Adding a hint o’ flair.

Doing this right here relaxes me and I absolutely love doing anything typography/lettering related. I took a side-by-side photo of the before and after and left it there even thought I doubt anyone would ever look closely enough to notice it.




  • He suggested this craft beer/eatery place he had been wanting to check out called Peaks and Pints.












Before and after!

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Published by T. "arc5ange1" Bates graphic design | video games | art Founder of [GOLD] Squad: a Battlefield 4 platoon.

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