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Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:15:19 AM »
OK guys, I will make a thread and give some tips to the interested.
I just have to find some time for it.

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 09:39:12 AM »
OK guys, I will make a thread and give some tips to the interested.
I just have to find some time for it.

made one.

so i'm trying to get the hang of typography.
and i decided to design my business cards.

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 12:23:15 AM »
I am leaving for work now, so I'll be quick :)

I actually like this design, it's clear, simple, minimalistic.
All the important information is there.

I do prefer the horizontal card, as there is the face in one third of the card with the info of what you do,
the composition works well on the backside.
That side with name and what you do, I do understand, that you wanted to leave space in-between the text for better reading,
tough maybe, it will work a little better, if the text was more compact.

Make the telephone etc. with less space in between rows, just leave it in the natural spacing + one point.
For example, text is 11pt, so make the spacing 13-14pt.
Put it more together - name, the underline and information and put it to center.

It's just a minor edit, but it will have all the info together, so you see it with ease by one look and your eyes doesn't skip in-between.

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 01:35:56 AM »
1. I do prefer the horizontal card, as there is the face in one third of the card with the info of what you do,
the composition works well on the backside.

2. It's just a minor edit, but it will have all the info together, so you see it with ease by one look and your eyes doesn't skip in-between.

1. I don't think I quite get it, what's not good about the vertical one? It looks more unique to me, the horizonal one looks nice but it's a little boring since it's a composition that you see everywhere.

2. Wow, I could imagine the difference with this one, so spacing can have that kind of impact :D. What about when there are more texts on a page?

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 02:54:50 AM »


I do prefer the horizontal card, as there is the face in one third of the card with the info of what you do,
the composition works well on the backside.
That side with name and what you do, I do understand, that you wanted to leave space in-between the text for better reading,
tough maybe, it will work a little better, if the text was more compact.



But business cards are supposed to be vertical, they are more appealing than the horizontal anyway. Also maybe it's because you like the image on the card?

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2015, 04:42:43 AM »
1. I don't think I quite get it, what's not good about the vertical one? It looks more unique to me, the horizonal one looks nice but it's a little boring since it's a composition that you see everywhere.

2. Wow, I could imagine the difference with this one, so spacing can have that kind of impact :D. What about when there are more texts on a page?

If you have lot of text, then you should organize it to blocks based on the information, like name/function - adress - contacts.

I am not fond of how the image is used on the vertical one.
Overall, vertical vs horizontal is subjective on what do you want to do. Vertical is more ''artsy'' but horizontal is actually the right efficient way as purses or business card albums most people use are made for horizontal cards and you can read info
real quicker, because, most of us Euro-american members of civilization read from left to right.

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 02:42:00 AM »
hey guys so i printed them on some nice cardstock. (pics later)

i ended up making the text waaay to small on the info side.
legible, but maybe not to someone who can't see small up-close things very well. I forget to consider those things

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Re: Graphic design - tips and whatnot
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2015, 05:28:38 AM »
Ah yes... The best way for that is to never use a text under 8pt, as you don't know, who will read it.
+ check the sizes without printing by looking on the whole document on 100% preview.