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BattleFlagDesign's B52 Tribute Sticker

Battle Flag Design's B52 Tribute Sticker

BattleFlagDesign's B-52 tribute sticker is a fitting salute to one of America's greatest military aircraft and StickerGiant is honored to print their work. If you've been looking for a custom design for your outfit, look no further.

BattleFlagDesign specializes in unit and organizational imagery for the United States Military. Proven in graphics production for the USAF B-52 community, my services are available to those needing to take their image to the next level. From patches, t-shirts, coins, new emblem or organization design, to monument production.

The B-52 first took flight way back in 1952 and dozens still remain on active duty.

Ready for a little Tuesday Trivia?

This one's not about the rock band or the cocktail ...

Q: What is the maximum speed of a B-52?

  • 500 MPH

  • 550 MPH

  • 600 MPH

  • 650 MPH

  • 700 MPH








A. The B-52 has a maximum speed of 650 MPH, with a cruising speed of 525 MPH and a combat range of 4,480 miles. Its service ceiling is 50,000 feet.

Want to learn more about the B-52 Stratofortress? Kick back with this cool documentary ...

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Setting Text Around A Circle in AI CS6

Whether you're orbiting the Earth, or circling a soccer ball, setting text around a round path is one of the most common tasks in sticker design. While Adobe Illustrator makes this a snap, the procedure can be a little daunting if you’ve never done it before.

With that in mind, here’s a cool little step-by-step tutorial that demonstrates the basics ...

  1. To put text around a circle in Adobe Illustrator, start by creating a circle shape or a round image.

  2. Center the circle on the art board, using the Align tools.

  3. Create a path for the type by selecting the circle and clicking Object > Path > Offset Path.

  4. Select the Type on a Path tool from the Type tool flyout menu.

  5. Add some type along the path.

  6. Drag a guide from the Rulers to help align the text.

  7. Drag the text path handles to the points where the guide meets the circle.

  8. Center the text, using the Align Center command.

Voilà! You now have text set around a circle.

This sticker we recently printed for the Arkansas Canoe Club is a great example of circular text:

Arkansas Canoe Club

Tool Box Trivia Tuesday!

Tool Box Tuesday

Toolboxes are one of the most awesome places to display a sticker collection. Whether your tool box is painted red, black, or gray, colorful stickers will jump off the surface and bring mirth and merriment to your day. It's not that I set out to create a rhyme, it just worked out that way. Hey!

This wicked cool tool box photo was sent in by one of our faithful customers. It's packed with everything from cartoon wolves to a mystical monkey and voodoo dolls. There's artwork from some of our favorite artists, including Robert Crumb (Keep on Truckin' ...) and Shag. I'd include a link to Coop's artwork, too, but a number of his stickers are NSFW. If you're a Coop fan, you might dig his typefaces ...

Today's Trivia Question is a Two-Parter, regarding Robert Crumb.

Q1: What is the name of Crumb's trademark bearded character, most often credited with coining the phrase Keep on Truckin'?

Q2: What was Crumb's first gig as an artist?

A1: Why it's Mr. Natural, of course!

A2: Robert Crumb's first art gig was for the sports-card giant, Topps.

WordPress Born In Texas

WordCamp Texas

WordCamp Texas?

That's a nice sticker. Iconography, typography, color. I initially thought this was a WordCamp Texas sticker, except a peek at WordCamp Central says there's no Texas WordCamp, but instead an Austin, Dallas and maybe a Houston edition. So I'm gonna take this as another in the series of WordPress narrative-building stickers for the big interactive festival that is held every year in Austin, South By South West, (SXSW). It's hard not to see that logo as a brand after seeing this sticker, and by brand I mean in the old-fashioned, seared-cattle-flesh thing. And it's so big it's nearly bursting through Texas' borders. That's some sass ya got there, WordPress!

Video Tutorial: How To Outline Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

How to Outline Fonts in Adobe Ilustrator 2017 StickerGiant

  • Avoid having to find and send fonts to your printer with Illustrator files.

  • For printers to use Illustrator files that contain type made with fonts they either need the actual font file or the fonts need to be outlined.

  • First open the file that you need to outline the fonts in, select the type that needs to be outlined.

  • Then go to the font menu, and select the "outline fonts" option.

  • Then save your file.

  • Now you don't have to hunt down the fonts to send to your printer.