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The Empire Business by IshaanMishra The Empire Business by IshaanMishra
"We're gonna be kings." - Jesse Pinkman (Season 2 Episode 7) Breaking Bad

Title: "The Empire Business"
Tools: Photoshop CS6, Illustrator, Pencil
Time: 4 hours
Designer: Ishaan Mishra

UPDATE: Thank you so much for the Daily Deviantion! :) Couldn't have been happier about this piece being my first DD! Really worked on this.

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A typography based piece in tribute to one of my favorite shows on television, the critically acclaimed "Breaking Bad." I wanted to illustrate the corruption of Walter White as he completes the transformation into Heisenberg over the course of the series with the treatment and effects on the type.

Essentially I wanted to show the concept of "Purity" in the terms of a triad of the things that transform through the episodes, whether it is the growing or receding cancer, the quantity and quality of the meth, or the moral compass of the protagonist, Walter. The hints of blue cracked glass represent the meth, while the intricate patterns within the lettering represent the intellect of Walter. In contrast, the destroyed and distorted effects around the typography represent the cancer.

Walter White begins the series as a simple Chemistry Teacher, and evolves into the drug kingpin Heisenberg who runs an empire worth billions (with a b).

Perhaps the most apt quote to describe the thought process behind this piece can be found in the series is the one Walt tells the children on the first day of Chemistry class;

"As many of you know, I have a background as a chemistry teacher. I've come to realize that much of what I teach my students applies not only to what goes on in the classroom, but in life also. It's not as crazy as it sounds. You see, technically, chemistry is the study of matter, but I prefer to see it as the study of change: Electrons change their energy levels. Molecules change their bonds. Elements combine and change into compounds. But that's all of life, right? It's the constant, it's the cycle. It's solution, dissolution. Just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then transformation. It's fascinating really. It's a shame so many of us never take time to consider its implications" - Walter

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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-15
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
TEANO Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Time to put a picture of Stannis on the foreground.
Silent996 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Gonna" sounds a bit simple to me, and I don't think the choice of words does the design justice.
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
it's a direct quote from a tv show ;)
Silent996 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, sorry then.
LeChatdeMars Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great ! ^^
DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Much goodness here.
SkullTraill Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Words cannot express how awesome I think this is. If anyone has a tutorial for this kind of glassy/shatter effect, preferrably with resources I would be muchy grateful.
Hanieh83 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
ArneBaccus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Looks sick! Nice job!
CihanKaygusuz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Good job Angelmaker666! I like it!
san85 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
looks nice
barzaly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Interface Designer
brainmirror Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :)
edit-express Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work, really love it :) do u do tuts on youtube or something? Would really like to learn who to do this :P
shadowmario Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is one of the best typographic poster I've ever seen! Wonderful work!
LevelUp-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really eye catching. I think you really captured what you were going for~ Nice job!
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