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Grimm and Ribbs Business Card by auxeru Grimm and Ribbs Business Card by auxeru
Another Business. Same assignment as HITMAN card seen here [link] . This was second occupation, a Morturary & BBQ. Oddly enough, I got the idea from when my grandmother pasted. There was a funeral home in her town by the name of "Lewis & Ribbs" and and at first thought "Ribs? Is that a BBQ place? This is no time to be thinking about food!", but I found out what it was later that day. So that's where the idea came from, kinda sad actually; my class got a kick out of it though. On a bizarre note, after I made the card, I heard on the news that one funeral home in the Bay Area was going to start selling pastries to clients.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Bay Area, Colma is like the cemetery capital of California. Feeling quite unreal when you drive through, it's literally a city of the dead with funeral homes and cemeteries everywhere you look.

Specs: Used Illustrator CS4 for this one and designed it to look like a coffin. I tried to make the G&R appear as a tombstone with the info underneath. The same photo trick was used for the product shot as in the HITMAN card.
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:iconmr-some-guy:
Mr-Some-guy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
A little disturbing, but if they have Ranch Dressing, I give it a try.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
:lol:!
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:icondenitatwodragons:
Scary thought...I live in Texas, where it's quite plausible to have a bridal shop / funeral home / gun shop that sells BBQ on the side. No kidding! In my town alone we have a gas station that sells Thai food and vintage records, a lottery place that also sells BBQ and donuts, and another gas station that sells bait and furniture...and scary-good fried chicken and catfish. Your card isn't ironic...it's just an idea that hasn't happened here yet! ;-)

Seriously though, I'm sorry about the passing of your grandmother. :-(
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
It's okay. I'm glad she's not suffering anymore; plus I'm sure I'll see her again someday. :)

I've only been to Texas once and I never noticed that. :lol: I'll be paying more attention next time. :giggle:
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DenitaTwoDragons Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Well if you ever pass through Texas, give me a shout and I'll give you a tour! :-)
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Heliotropicsquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
This is fantastic! :)
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:iconwampir00:
wampir00 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   General Artist
this is awesome!! 
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Well, it would make the funeral that extra bit more delicious. :P
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Except for the fact that I heard humans are rubbery in texture. :puke:
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I would think that cannibals wouldn't complain, whereas other people would rather go for the other options on the menu. :D
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
True that! :lol:
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
At least I for one would rather pick pulled pork over human BBQ ribs. :P
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:iconmansy-graphics:
mansy-graphics Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you! :)
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:iconkipli:
Kipli Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Ha Ha Ha! Great!!
Just as good as Roadkill Cafe "you kill it, we grill it"Wink/Razz 
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
And they do that kind do that kind of thing in the South. My Grandma was disappointed when she found out we didn't bring a roadkilled Raccoon home. :lol:
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Well if it hasn't started decaying yet then sure why not, don't let it go to waste. :D
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:iconbrotepsicotico:
brotepsicotico Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
great! excelent! i love it!!!
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconbrotepsicotico:
brotepsicotico Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
:)
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:iconmichyflo:
michyflo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo my god!!!! awesome!!!!! :D very funny!!!
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks! :lol:
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:iconwebghost:
WeBgHoSt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Grimm and Ribbs. come for the funeral, stay for their fall-off-the-bone beef ribs.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Are you sure it's beef? :fear:
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:iconwebghost:
WeBgHoSt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
good point, you never know when someone accidentally gives you the wrong meat.
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InMyLeftMind Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Great concept! :love:

I saw the people on there and was like :stare: :sprint: :nuu:
But I guess in a way they DO "serve" people, or at least they serve people chicken, pig, and beef ^^
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Thanks! It was kind of a last minute gag. But if you've ever been to Colma, the joke may or may not be true. :wormnomnom: It's a town where the dead seem to outnumber the living and it gets you thinking about crazy stuff. :lol:
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:iconinmyleftmind:
InMyLeftMind Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I think about enough crazy stuff as it is...but I'm don't want to dwell on this one... :sprint:
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valeka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont like it.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Don't like what? :?
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:iconvaleka:
valeka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Design is clever but its also morbid.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
My teacher said the same thing before he chuckled. :lol:
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PandoraLuv Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! I would so go to that restaurant! Hahaha!
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
...Damn, you should be a graphic designer if you aren't already. this is over the top!
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I did go to school for graphic design, but in the end I lost interest and money. I'm more of an illustrator, but I would still like to apply what I learned for whatever I decide to do in the future. Thanks! :hug:
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MisturSuperstar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
haha, that's awesome, I love it :3
This isn't a photo, is it?
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Thanks! :D The photos are real, at least in part. I described the process in the description for the HITMAN card, but only reference it in the comments for this one.
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MisturSuperstar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Ohhh, neato. :3 Good job on both ^^
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I thank you! :nod:
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echaltraw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Too cute! I would definitively want to grab a couple of these while I was eating there. Great design.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Not if the cook it all in the same oven. :puke:
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echaltraw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL
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OolongCha Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is such a sick business card. If you didn't get an A for this, that's ridiculous. Really cool texture/effects and I love the tombstone shape. Skulls are an awesome touch too. The kerning between letters looks a bit odd, but it could also be the angle of the picture. The logo is really fitting. Was that handwritten?

Do you live in the Bay Area? Colma is so eery. I always feel creeped out passing by it going up to San Francisco.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Yeah the angle does put a weird warp on the type, didn't notice it at first.^^; But the logo is a series of brush-stroked lines that I formed in Illustrator. The scratchy texture was really an accident. I made the mistake of running ink-based glossy paper through my laser printer; the black you see is really peeling off. I had turned it in late but we got a kick out of it.

I do live in the Bay and I've only been to Colma twice to bury my grandparents. I'm shocked it's not a tourist attraction, but people might be too weirded out to sightsee anyway. :D
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OolongCha Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That is quite the awesome accident. Sometimes, print mistakes make nice effects. Other times, it makes me want to stab the printer.

I've never actually been in Colma, always just passing by to go elsewhere. But I am a little intimidated. Just rows after rows of tombstones...

Are you a student? If so, where do you go to school? I go to San Jose State. And are you a design student? Your design stuff looks great!
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Actually, I was a graphic design major at the Art Institute of Cali - SanFran. I had to leave for personal reasons but I still know a few things. I'm more on the illustration side than the information one, though. :P
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OolongCha Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I was originally going to be an Animation/Illustration major and then I wanted to do something a little bit different and found Graphic Design to be pretty cool. So even now, I tend to struggle with trying to be simple and communicative.
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I went through that too, quite a learning curve. One of these days I might get motivated again. :D
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JASKNi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha,so funny!
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thanks! Gotta love irony. :D
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