80 style ?!? Help

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Gah, I need to know the 80style, someone asked me to make a signature for them (another forum) and said 'Make it 80style' a-team .. Im lost... I tried to look for help on '80's style' help themes, etc, and like overwhelemed.. and everything looked the same, and endless help / no help at all....

( Ive never seen a-team, and they dont offer it.. so I dont know...) anyone got suggestions.. /help on 80s theme? ... Color types?.. examples?. im so lost... :cry:

as I only know.. Grunge.. and Anime style ..... I have no idea wat 80's style looks like..
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That's a tricky one, your looking for style in an era when there was none ;)
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Oh, so wrong! The 80's was way OVER styled, and I loved every minute of it.
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Foxy: If you want to get a feel for 80's, TV is probably a good place to start. You can find most of the title screens for these shows on the web. Here's a short list of 80's shows you might want to look up:

The Cosby Show, Cheers, The Facts of Life, Night Court, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Magnum PI, The Dukes of Hazzard...I'm sure there are tons more. TV graphics weren't very sophistacted back then.

Actually, knowing anime will help you. In the 80's everything was VERY colorful. You might look up the Van Halen videos for Panama, or Hot for Teacher. Also Def Leppard's Photograph, MJ's Thriller, Wham, Duran Duran, etc.
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This looked like some good research. ;)

http://x-entertainment.com/downloads/
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i went to school w/ BO Duke's son in real life!...sorry famous person siting!
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ooh! dM, you made me remind a lot of things lol :)
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lets not forget miami vice
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s15199d wrote:
i went to school w/ BO Duke's son in real life!...sorry famous person siting!


Ha! cool.

Vlad: Yup, Miami Vice. Very indicative of 80's style. ;)
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Heres what I came up with. Temme if its what your looking for and I'll tell you how I did it.

http://www.stolenkingdoms.net/images/80_before.gif

http://www.stolenkingdoms.net/images/80_after.gif

http://www.stolenkingdoms.net/images/80_after_2.gif
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I'm not sure boi was an 80s word...
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lol, w/e
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I dont think creating an 80's style would be so difficult. Just watch pulp fictions moveis screens etc.

The only problem with style is that, youve gotta use the right font, or the design will fail. Getting appropriate 80's fonts may be a little hard (ones that look like there from the 80's)
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you want some stereo type 80s style look into GTA Vice City . . . its a big miami in the 80s stereotype from the pink neon letters to the tacky white sheos and bad atari comercails on the radio. Also try watching ScarFace thats what the 80s were like here im miami. You can also watch Shot Circuit and the first Crocidile Dundee for 80s in New York =) ill think about it summore and post more stuff later =)


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Some Cd Covers From 80s Freestyle Groups
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I found the font I needed... BookMan it was -.-

time to work on this... -.-;
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yeah, I got that font. pretty good
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Murdock is the own, i grew up watching a-team :)
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so this is what I have right now, Comments and suggestions please!!

Text on bottom:
http://img38.photobucket.com/albums/v11 ... no/yea.jpg


Text on top:
http://img38.photobucket.com/albums/v11 ... 2_copy.jpg

Old feel: http://img38.photobucket.com/albums/v11 ... /oldie.jpg


Thanks!
Im not happy, I feel like quitting now, and I suck or something :cry:
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I like it, but I don't think it has that old school feel to it. Actually I think it all has to do with the typography. The font is not very good for an 80's style. Overall looks decent enough, but I would really like to see you put a 'special' touch on this one
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SUGGESTION for such a special touch? its like sitting in recycling bin v.v

oh and text bottom or top!?
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lol, I myself would look at some old 80's adds for some typography ideas. In fact, I think you would get some real good ideas by looking at some 80's commercials. I am sure there are some you can download from somewhere.

Don't empty that recycling bin just yet, it just needs some tweaking.
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My bandwith limit per month is like 2gbS :cry: so Im not in sucha position to download such files! :o

(spits on isp) ;b
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damn that sucks..
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I think text look better on bottom foxy
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b_heyer wrote:
That's a tricky one, your looking for style in an era when there was none ;)


watch out now :lol:

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