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Okay, so I'll start. I've been working on this and was wondering what people's thoughts are... any improvements that need to be made? is it good/bad? etc.
So I am looking for a critique of my typeface.
>I have been looking at it for too long.
I'm looking for any type of criticism.
The curvature of the "S" looks a bit unappealing, it's something with the heavier stroke in the middle of it. Also, the "Z" doesn't really follow the overall design of the other letters. The numbers (the ones that have the same height) are okay, though the bottom of the "2" looks a little weird and out of place. The "@" symbol sucks ass. The "&" sign seems a bit too oblique and doesn't look right, and the "?" looks a bit condensed and also doesn't look right. In some respects, your font looks like a better version of Bodoni XT, although that font's numbers look a bit cleaner. Overall, it's a pretty good font, well done!
I'm trying to make myself a logo with the name Lovelust. Any advice or things I can work on to make it better?
use a "hand script" font and place a little heart instead of the letter "o".
I started last month as a hobby and wanted some critiques.
1. is my personal logo
2. is for a interpreting company
3. is for a painting/construction company
4. is for a doctor
5. is for a dentist
Are these good? What can be changed?
Newbie playing around with double exposure checking in.
Festival Company, Science Museum, and Graphic Solutions Company are very bold. it kind of makes them illegible, I'd suggest switching fonts to match the rest or changing the boldness. I really like your resume other than that.
Could I ask what font you used? (Not for the ones I brought up)
I went for a 1 page since people were saying 2 page is a no-no. I honestly have 0 clue what HR people want and trying to please everybody is a nightmare...
Neuzeit S LT Std Book, book heavy and the illegible is book heavy with a .5 stroke. Dropped it to a .25 look better?
Here's the font family: ge tt/9aiLptS2/v/0
Personal stationary idea.
Crossed out info on them for reasons.
This was a piece to emulate the style of Leif Podhajsky for my design course. Any feedback would be great
I'm going to judge it based on the thumbnail and I hope you'll do the same.
>you need to think more about the hierarchy of the text in relation to its vertical position
>does it need all these texture layers? it isn't 2005 anymore
>don't like the cut in the "S" in soma
for one month those aren't that bad but i doubt anyone will pay for that. the shapes are boring. i will thrash those and start over. maybe try reading some books about /gd/ watch:
it took me a while before i realize there was a girl in the middle. also the reflection of her on the water is missing and maybe remove the dark shapes on the sides and the volcano and maybe even the over saturated-blue thing.
"festival" should be bigger. i don't like the font and the kerning for "guid". how come "la danse" and "de mai 2016" have different sizes? i think those would look better without the spacing (try moving all the text down).
Spent weekend on this shit .. its an old project that i decided to improved and make a decent presentation. Looking foward to improve my portfolio now that i've become a freelancer.
Black and blue is not a good color palette for food packaging. I realize a lot of fish packaging is black traditionally, but I never thought it looked particularly appetizing. They have done research that indicates that people eat smaller portions when eating off of blue plates.
The front, when viewed by itself, does not communicate the shape of the fish effectively. It just looks like two blue blobs.
The window where you can see the product is too small and it's a weird shape. The fish graphic is distracting from the real fish.
Filetes de Pescado needs some kerning love.
The secondary font is not a good choice.
The reverse font (Helvetica) is too cramped leading and not a good choice for setting text of that length. For advertising copy, you want a maximum of 7 words per line, not 13-15 like there are now. Setting the type against the outline of the fish just makes it look uneven.
Attached an image of some fish packaging done well.
What would it look like if it were just the two images (street with dancers, street without dancers) without the yellow color shift and the dark overlay on the background?
2016 needs kerning.
The AIX typeface is not playing nicely with the DIN typeface.
The overall effect of everything being off the grid feels a little sloppy. Either make it way more off the grid (rotate some text 90°, and get illustratorly with it) or redesign it on the grid.
I have to find a way to add the word supermileage now... Might just do a couple more
Made this for the Literature club of my college. (It was printed, but anyways I´m looking for some feedback)
What do you guys think of my teen borg characters ? Star trek reference obviously :-P
I would really appreciate some help with this logo I'm making for my father. I'm not a fan of the "of" but I'm not too sure how to go about changing it.
idk im self taught. never taken a class, would love some honest feedback. i use photoshop cc if that matters i dunno.
Not sure why photoshop saves images with such high contrast..
have a question for you guys. just recently got my first real job as a jr designer working at a sports apparel company making jerseys.
I sort of got the job through a hook up and was just wondering if you have any tips or any advice to work on my skills?
Hey all, two quick questions about this:
1. Would the scissors be better placed between the shield and the scroll?
2. What would be a good font family to use for the words, "Larper's Market"? I've been struggling with the text and I need some help.
your illustration is medieval but is the whole market medieval themed? something old style, humanist, or scripty will suit like Palatino, Jenson, maybe even a blackletter but nothing too ornate. Look at medieval text like illuminated manuscripts or coats of arms. Quadraat might be nice too actually
Started the 100 day UI challenge, here's my day 1 "Sign up". Pretty basic but I figured I'd post anyway.
>Go check out this "100 Days UI"
That site has some of the worst UI/UX I've ever seen in a modern site. Seriously fucking back.
>But I'll start the challenge anyway
>Sounds like a good way to practice for an hour every day
I've been using gimp for the last few years and have become comfortable with mixing vectors with traditional filters when appropriate. All of my stuff is made during my short amount of free time, and have never made anything through commission. Just a personal hobby. Any thoughts are very appreciated!
This is for a community land trust organization for affordable housing in Baltimore called NEHI (North East Housing Initiative)
Slogan is "a home for every heart"
logo for a fake band called indoor kites
Something i threw together in about 40 minutes
space stuff is easier than i thought but still only my first attempt, how'd i do?
started with gd recently. school asignment.
I dont know how to implement the photography part of the company (hence the lens like flares) into the logo. The company teaches landscape photography with camping and shit
This is my OC : Lord Vlad
I use Gimp. I make that by making paths to draw the lines and filling the places in black white or grey.
I work from another image because I suck at drawing, although it can be a line art that someone made for me.
Any Idea how I could improve my work ? Make it faster ?
Any comment on the character, while you're at it ?
I use gimp and thats literally the only lens flare option i have until i learn how to do better my self, and that weird blob at the bottom left is because of the slight vhs color shift effect that people jizz them selves over for some reason, but i did fix that part
But it was my first attempt trying that and i hope im getting better
Looks better, but I'd advice you to make the planet a bit more irregular, give the impression it's not just a striped ball. Try adding some kind of windy effect to the surface. Or just random slightly differently colored pixels.
Friend wants an image to commemorate writing his 500th article for a sports website, with breakdowns on how many articles per sport. He couldn't clearly decide on iconic-magazine-cover style or infographic style so the results are the awkward mix you see here. Almost everything is placeholders.
First attempt at minor league sports logo.... thoughts?
Some work of mine that is published for a local sports community. I realize its not great but seeing as they used it for jerseys I figured I'd see what you guys thought.
First try using Photoshop. The numbers and the Text doesnt even make sense
shit man, how did you blend that horse so perfectly into the background??
I took 2 images from google images. One of the horse in the plain and one of a cat. I chopped off the cats arm and leg and stuck him on the horse like a sticker. Thats how you make a cat riding a horse.
been working on this a bit more, i'm leaning toward the one pointing north-east but some different opinions would be nice
My last project. Now working on a color scheme, its for a local supermarket, its a personal project.
its all blur effects mostly
start with the stars as the background layer
then the gas/nebula colors at around 10% opacity
make a layer of clouds above that layer on a black background and set it to dodge
sphearise a planet terrain texture, you can find some really good ones 100% free somewhere
shade planet how you feel fits
add an atmospheric glow
add lens flare if you want
if you want it shaped like i have it as a marker from dead space, then draw up the shape and use it as a layer mask
the font looks too formal imo. and maybe use an straight heart
If you guys could excuse the roughness around the edges on the letters, could I get a critique on this? It's for a minecraft server I'm working on, and I'm just throwing around some ideas. It's based around "resource nodes" and since a node is a circle I went with that theme for the text.
Help me out here, I'm an amateur at best.
Basic design for a profile picture. What do you guys think of it?
Either you are trying to be a special snowflake in the ocean of piss that is CoD, or worse. Hiding like coward in a puddle of your own excrement is now way to present yourself to the world.
I am, it wasn't sarcastic, and I do like your work. To rephrase, "Good job, you didn't fuck it up."
While time consuming, any designer worth their salt should be able to create a print page design. But they are just page designs in the end, and how you use them defines how good they really are.
When you start building a reactive page grid for a website is when your understanding of grids is put to the test.
trying to get back into practice. A wallpaper for the old show "The prisoner"
You are giving too much credit to the common designer; throughout my career, I have not once worked with another designer that knew a third of what you and I would like to expect to be basic / common knowledge. And these guys were educated too (I never went to school for this).
And responsive web design is not as mystical as you make it sound; You start with the most limiting format (smallest screen) and you work your way up to a certain resolution, then set @media queries in CSS to adapt to the grids you designed. But that still lacks a baseline grid, which is something that has been around for ages but has only recently been picked up and only by the underwhelming minority of enthusiastic web designers.
Knowing how to design a grid system with vertical rhythm in correlation to the typefaces of your choice to support the readability of the paragraphs at all sizes is something that I have come to realize is a rare trait.
I'm not ego-stroking btw; I'm just trying to converse about designing grids (not in relation to my submitted work here).
The linework is a bit too shaky, and it makes him look like he's melting. also, the colors are too cold and hipster-ish. Try to make the colors a little warmer. Other then that, It's good.
not sure what this is it's just supposed to look nice as a poster or something, for a music producer (shameless plug soundcloud.com/hyperlip ) what u think
What can i do better? /gd/
(also am noob, so please bear with me)
Potential cover for a book I'm designing where I visually interpret William Blake's poems.
My reason for doing this is because when you read a poem, you'll want to read it again to make any sense of it. I think you'll want to look at this cover twice to make sense of it too.
I'm looking for critique on the design and the font that I made, that's /gd/. I posted a render I made along with the photoshop touchup to stay /gd/ relevant to ask for help, since I've been skimmed over.
thanks, I might drop the uhh.. whatever the typography kids call that thing poking out of the 'n', just to keep it more circle-oriented, but that's for sure and improvement.
Just a minimalist picture I made
i did this stylized rendition of a bat man cover people say its one of my strongest pieces what do you anons think
What do ya think? I made this for a friend that has a mechanical car parts business with his dad.
The thin lines and the color showing through in the middle bit would look better if you either thinned out the top or tried doing the same thing on the top. Either way, the top and bottom/middle section don't go together.
tried moving away from the heart shape
Just an album cover that I recently designed for an aspiring rapper
The date was requested to be on the right side in the centre (I dont like it) Here is an app home screen for a designcrowd competition
Mockup for an app icon. I'm not sure about the colors but they're the colors used in the app. Their color scheme is these colors plus a gross "seventies green" I opted against including. I've been staring at it so long I just feel I need a second opinion.
I'm aware of all the uneven spacing and shit, this is a rough draft. I'm only worried about the colors.
I have made this brutalist style lamp today.
It's a mood-light, basically (meaning that it's not for reading or for actually lighting up a room).
Materials are concrete and ground glass.
I know, the point here is not the material, but the brutalist style.
I intend its cord to be a cloth-sleeved cable.
What do you guys think?
>I know this isn't /gd/, but since we don't have an /id/ for industrial design, fuck it, might as well...
Though I was thinking of an interior that would complement it.
Something I began yesterday to get in the habit of creating each day. Not sure where I'm going with it.
It was actually 10 minutes thankyou very much, Jizzblaster is a super serious project very close to my heart.
duno where its going, but good that your doing something each day. come up with a tangable subject for your work and make a conscious effort to represent that subject. try not to make unconsidered marks when your first starting out.
A poster I did a couple months ago for an event at my university. Changed some details on the poster cause I don't want the notorious hacker 4chan on my biz.
My (plagiaristic) take on the current flat illustration trend, did it for a friend of mine who's a pharmacy student.
Remove the fucking shit on the skull. it's out of place, over-designed, and makes the whole picture significantly worse. Redesign the skull to have the same style as everything else. otherwise, it's fine.
hello /gd/ I lurk but this is my first time posting, so apologies if this is the wrong thread.
I'm trying to finish this year's /ck/ challenge image and I can't find a font that fits for the top (the /ck/ challenge 2016 part). I want somewhat blocky and geometric but I need it cleaner then this for the beginning (the small lines won't work with the embroidery).
The distressed lettering has no reason to be paired with the illustration style, be more consistent with your drop shadows (why do the cards have them and not the banner or mugs?), make your drop shadows more natural looking and not so grayed out, if you're going to duplicate your card and mug shapes make them more interesting than just flipping them horizontally, the way that left mug interacts with the banner makes no sense- the handle is poking through where there's suppose to be a fold, the noise filter you have on the shapes in the background is pointless, etc.
Learning to do Celtic knot style art for a project I've begun. Supposed to be items representing Nobility, Peasantry, and Artisans.
I'm most iffy on the apron atm.
here's a mockup of a project I'm working on. I've still got some work to do on the font, but this is probably what the front page will be liked.
I'm mostly a backend developer and every website I design ends up looking the same. I suck at creative design.
Your "Top Master Iron Chef..." tag line looks really off. I can tell you tried to vertically align by measurement, but it won't work that way. You need to do it optically and trust the gut. Make the font size smaller and lower it a bit.
literally change every font to Helvetica and it'd look a lot better. the heart in the top icon is pixelated.
Pic related is the final version of the logo, any way I could improve it?
If you are making illustrations/icons/whatever to match together in a set or next to each other make the lines the same thickness throughout. Like the ring in the middle has a thiner outline than the two other objects, which makes it look off. Make sure all objects have the same detail density. I believe it's called scaling.
Also I advice everyone when looking at your stuff take a step back or look at it from across the room to see if it still works. Turn it upside down to see if it is still balanced. Also take breaks and look at it later again.
That font used for the top right and bottom is terrible. Don't use it. Also the top right text needs to be integrated into the design more. Right now it's just awkwardly slapped on and looks like shit.
Already paid for and delivered to the client - but I'm interested in hearing feedback for this.
Tear it to shreds, folks.
I'd try some contrast between the top and bottom fonts.
I realize that the two f's look bad together, so I spread them further apart, it should look much more visually pleasing with some more distance between them.
the "academy" makes me think of pic related. you could try playing with that and see if it works
Yeah, this ended up being an isssue with the favicons.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
One thing I'm concerned about is maybe I overdid it by having the colours be straight up Jet Black and an oversaturated red. Maybe off-black would work best...?
Better? I also changed the two top fonts to something I'm happier with.
The font is called Bleeding Cowboys. Literally the wirst font choice right next to Comic Sans, hell, I'd take you more serious if you had Comic Sans. I would use this font all the time in 6th grade.
I made this 'documentary' for a bunch of friends back home.
Any critique and/or hate mail would be appreciated
It was made all in fun
Please tell me hot to improve my logo, especially in the colors.
In the back is an A for my first initial (someone said it looks like a J)
Drop the soft black glow on james. Commit to either a black stroke or black drop shadow and not both, then see how it looks.
However at second glance, if you went with a black drop shadow then the "j" in james will blend right in with the white ring border. So I guess you should try stokes first.
Done. Added background to make it easier to see. This is the same background color as my website btw, so I guess that should be taken into consideration as well.
I reworked the designs to have more uniform line weights, and reworked the designs themselves after re-evaluating them.
Just practicing mixing vector imaging and photography. Any advice or rules of the trade that will contribute to my work would be appreciated.
>Feels pretty generic
>Text scrims look strange, and the excerpt shadow looks weird
>Adverts look like they've been thrown on there
Otherwise I think it's pretty good. I'd look at playing with the shadows, moving the ads and maybe adding some simple effects. Netflix & Google's style guidelines would be good inspiration.
I'm creating this logo for a friends who wants to start his own youtube gaming channel. Its called friends gaming. I am not sure if I like it . Doesn't help that he doesn't know what he wants.
Anyone want to rip on this one?
Top left is my first take, I really want the disconnected stencil-like look so it represents shapes/form on top of just being words. I'm aware 'er' isn't kerned properly.
Top right is the refinement, replacing the smaller words with a joint version of the typeface because I felt those smaller words needed a boost in legibility.
I'm basically set on the top right version but I'd like some second opinions.
I don't even like the band that much, they just have some nice aesthetics.
I need some advice.
1. How do I make this less boring while at the same time making it more sophisticated?
2. Is it tacky that I put my degree in the logo?
This is for a website I'm creating.
>less boring but more sophisticated
subjective, but try some fancier script. elegant cursive etc.
>is it tacky putting my degree in the logo?
Yes. Only students with no real experience put their degrees out front. This is how people end up doing jobs for no pay but "great piece for your resume!"
I'm back, with the recommended updates and a few variants.Thoughts /gd/?
Thanks. Funny thing is I actually have no experience, but I'm within 4 months of graduating.
Any font recommendations?
I redid it a bit differently.
This is how it looks on the page btw, to give an idea of the background color and actual size/
This is a 3 ad series I created for dentyne ice gum.. Any constructive criticism?
the first one doesn't really look like maybe try with something like an iceberg. the second one doesn't really look like fire. and the third one look like cannabis.
if you know c4d here's something that could be useful:
Made this for a taxi dispatch company. I feel proud, /gd/. Should I feel proud, /gd/?
Your 'i' can be a person.
'r' and 'd' are similarly round, can be used for something automobile related.
When I think taxis, I think black and white checker patterns, or a trapezoid shape.
I used to have this issue where I'm tasked to create a logo and I have no idea what the fuck to do. So I open up Illustrator, put down my text and go through some a list of fonts. Then I try to play with the weight, kerning, spacing, orientation and whatever, but let me tell you that is not enough and shouldn't even be your first step.
This sounds like a very college assignment thing to do, but you should do an actual brainstorming-idea web stage and just jot down some rapid fire thoughts about your company and taxis in general. These ideas will carry you from there.
I usually tell myself that if I can't explain my logo then it's probably useless. How would you present and explain the design to your client or even us?
Pic unrelated, just aesthetics for inspiration
still working on different ideas. thoughts?
again, it stands for "northeast housing initiative"