• The Facepunch Graphic Design Thread
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[QUOTE=MrWhite;32189284]I personally like the inner shadow, as it gives otherwise nonexistent depth to the piece. As far as the contact images, definitely just make them from scratch in your color scheme, and please for the sake of your future get rid of that SCII bit in there, unless this isn't for your portfolio.[/QUOTE] To the main text. But the contact info down in the corner? Butt fucking ugly.
is this contact thing supposed to be look professional and tidy?
Random stuff, mostly screwbin around [URL=http://img607.imageshack.us/i/battlecubeslogofinal.png/][IMG]http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2774/battlecubeslogofinal.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://img405.imageshack.us/i/blackoutlogobfinal.png/][IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6845/blackoutlogobfinal.png[/IMG][/URL] It's in the creationism corner section: [URL=http://img827.imageshack.us/i/gamecloud.png/][IMG]http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4316/gamecloud.png[/IMG][/URL] Cover for a book I design for my church [URL=http://img200.imageshack.us/i/gracemennocover.png/][IMG]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7170/gracemennocover.png[/IMG][/URL] Toying around with names and logos for a small indie group I do work for, didn't use this one: [URL=http://img11.imageshack.us/i/mythodis.png/][IMG]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5933/mythodis.png[/IMG][/URL] Entry for some random logo competition a few years back: [URL=http://img695.imageshack.us/i/veriationmusic.jpg/][IMG]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1801/veriationmusic.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Nice work Smeetin. All of them feel well designed except for the Blackout one, it feels unoriginal with the shaky blur. But all the other designs look really slick and clean. Love it. Worthy of my Artistic!
[QUOTE=Smeetin;32192167]Random stuff, mostly screwbin around [URL=http://img607.imageshack.us/i/battlecubeslogofinal.png/][IMG]http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2774/battlecubeslogofinal.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://img405.imageshack.us/i/blackoutlogobfinal.png/][IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6845/blackoutlogobfinal.png[/IMG][/URL] It's in the creationism corner section: [URL=http://img827.imageshack.us/i/gamecloud.png/][IMG]http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4316/gamecloud.png[/IMG][/URL] Cover for a book I design for my church [URL=http://img200.imageshack.us/i/gracemennocover.png/][IMG]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7170/gracemennocover.png[/IMG][/URL] Toying around with names and logos for a small indie group I do work for, didn't use this one: [URL=http://img11.imageshack.us/i/mythodis.png/][IMG]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5933/mythodis.png[/IMG][/URL] Entry for some random logo competition a few years back: [URL=http://img695.imageshack.us/i/veriationmusic.jpg/][IMG]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1801/veriationmusic.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE] These are really nice! The game cloud one is excellent!
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32188290][IMG]http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4995/6326.png[/IMG] Updated it abit. Aliasing is all fucked up, and I think it has something to do with shapes being not correctly rounded. Gonna try to figure it out.[/QUOTE] make your icons fit the theme [img]http://cl.ly/0v2d0c2J2O1v041c1L2P/skype.png[/img] try to base them off of the Adobe logos as much as possible, also a black outline on your text makes them look like subtitles, there's a lot you can do to make the text more visible without having to put a black outline
ugh i personally hate gradients in logos when 1 solid color is enough to represent the same thing
[QUOTE=Goodthief;32193831]make your icons fit the theme [img]http://cl.ly/0v2d0c2J2O1v041c1L2P/skype.png[/img] try to base them off of the Adobe logos as much as possible, also a black outline on your text makes them look like subtitles, there's a lot you can do to make the text more visible without having to put a black outline[/QUOTE] Thank you, this helps! I will consider this when I start remaking the logos!
[QUOTE=D3TBS;32193975]ugh i personally hate gradients in logos when 1 solid color is enough to represent the same thing[/QUOTE] it depends what theme he has, here his text has dimension with the inner shadow so therefore gradient logos are suitable, also it's a pretty subtle gradient just to give it some dimension
[QUOTE=Goodthief;32194219]it depends what theme he has, here his text has dimension with the inner shadow so therefore gradient logos are suitable, also it's a pretty subtle gradient just to give it some dimension[/QUOTE] yeah I know, since the rest of the piece is already like that it would make no sense to stick something different, but if it was from scratch i prefer solid over gradient
[QUOTE=D3TBS;32194244]yeah I know, since the rest of the piece is already like that it would make no sense to stick something different, but if it was from scratch i prefer solid over gradient[/QUOTE] yeah solid would have made it look sharp and professional
using the actual logo now as the main text The logo: [img]http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/188130_227443100615960_1414448_n.jpg[/img] My version: [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/79fBreznaslova.png[/IMG] still not sure about the background, if I made it white then I'd have to do the gray spray thing on the rest of the text also not sure about the text below the title
[QUOTE=wewt!;32194510]using the actual logo now as the main text The logo: [img]http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/188130_227443100615960_1414448_n.jpg[/img] My version: [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/d30Breznaslova.png[/IMG] still not sure about the background, if I made it white then I'd have to do the gray spray thing on the rest of the text also not sure about the text below the title[/QUOTE] im not sure what it says on the logo.. also if you're going for sprays then make the coloured ones bigger
[QUOTE=wewt!;32194510]using the actual logo now as the main text The logo: [img]http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/188130_227443100615960_1414448_n.jpg[/img] My version: [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/79fBreznaslova.png[/IMG] still not sure about the background, if I made it white then I'd have to do the gray spray thing on the rest of the text also not sure about the text below the title[/QUOTE] -text below the title is too far down - the grey stuff around the spray looks out of place -the girl's pony tail looks too sharp -I don't like the shade of grey that you used for the background, it looks weird
the grey background is a placeholder I'll keep the text stuff in mind, also I'll get rid of the grey spots, unless you think I could put them around other things so its consistent? Either way, thanks
[QUOTE=wewt!;32194655]the grey background is a placeholder I'll keep the text stuff in mind, also I'll get rid of the grey spots, unless you think I could put them around other things so its consistent? Either way, thanks[/QUOTE] well it looks odd to have the grey stuff in there anyway, but once you make the splatters bigger it will look much better
you know, why don't you just move everything around? Make the girl larger and to the left side, so you'd have to re arrange the words. then think about the title. Because now I feel that the elements are like too far away from each other also if you guys wouldn't mind checking out my thread and i dunno, giving t-shirt designs a chance? [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1123903[/url]
alternate white version, would definitely be cheaper on print [img]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/55aBreznaslova.png[/img] depending on the paper used, the white probably wouldn't be too intrusive (maybe) [QUOTE=D3TBS;32194779]you know, why don't you just move everything around? Make the girl larger and to the left side, so you'd have to re arrange the words. then think about the title. Because now I feel that the elements are like too far away from each other also if you guys wouldn't mind checking out my thread and i dunno, giving t-shirt designs a chance? [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1123903[/url][/QUOTE] I'll try that, I'm done for today though
looks way better than the last one :)
[QUOTE=Smeetin;32105550]I wonder if this is what happened to Hitler with his art before he became the fuhrer. (Also, some content that I posted in a different thread, you might have seen it) [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/face2facepreview.png/][IMG]http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9217/face2facepreview.png[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE] wow this is so clever
[QUOTE=wewt!;32194510]using the actual logo now as the main text The logo: [IMG]http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/188130_227443100615960_1414448_n.jpg[/IMG] My version: [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/79fBreznaslova.png[/IMG] still not sure about the background, if I made it white then I'd have to do the gray spray thing on the rest of the text also not sure about the text below the title[/QUOTE] i don't know how to say it dude but... i'm just gonna say it that looks really bad. and i think that main design is a total dead end, it can only be fixed up so much need to start again. [editline]9th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=wewt!;32194809]alternate white version, would definitely be cheaper on print [img]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/55aBreznaslova.png[/img] depending on the paper used, the white probably wouldn't be too intrusive (maybe) I'll try that, I'm done for today though[/QUOTE] this is even worse I don't mean to sound like an asshole but you've posted some nice stuff on the forum before and i mean, holy shit it is really really offensive to look at from a design perspective. it's sloppy as hell and looks like a childs first photoshop
What do you recommend? I'd like to at least keep the idea of the girl and the text around her :( what if I just toned it down? [t]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/302Breznaslova.png[/t]
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32193131]Nice work Smeetin. All of them feel well designed except for the Blackout one, it feels unoriginal with the shaky blur. But all the other designs look really slick and clean. Love it. Worthy of my Artistic![/QUOTE] Haha, ya, it was relatively generic. I was mainly focusing on making a font for that one.
[QUOTE=wewt!;32195118]What do you recommend? I'd like to at least keep the idea of the girl and the text around her :( what if I just toned it down? [t]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/302Breznaslova.png[/t][/QUOTE] the words around her going in all the different directions is very sloppy and needs some kind of visual structure at the moment it has none
I completely disagree. I think the girl with the text is good. Everything else is bad, yes.
[QUOTE=wewt!;32195118]What do you recommend? I'd like to at least keep the idea of the girl and the text around her :( what if I just toned it down? [t]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/302Breznaslova.png[/t][/QUOTE] Something about that actually annoys me, like really annoys me. I think it's the contrast of clean text and the graffiti logo, it just doesn't look right.
It makes indeed absolutely NO SENSE that the girl is blocky as shit, the text is completely clean and free of any serifs whilst the main title is messy, round and wet as fuck. I also suggest you tighten up the kerning on the text and compose it so they form a square or something. Right now they pop out at different widths making it more messy going against the othewise clean look they and the illustration has. However I think you actually have to re-do the whole girl and font choice and maybe even the whole concept. Actually, have a question. Have you put much thought into this? Why have you chosen the style you have? Have you sketched yourself a bunch of ideas and this is the one you ended up with? No? Get to sketching. 10 ideas, 20 ideas, 50 ideas, 100 ideas. You need them. Not necessarily groundbreakingly different ideas, but just changing the font is one idea, just using the upper body of the girl making her bigger is another, maybe something completely different is a third, etc etc. Any possible variation to inspire yourself to make new ideas and eventually coming up with something much better, maybe completely different, maybe a middleground between two similar ideas.
We were working on a placeholder version (as i don't have his psd on my pc or the right fonts) and came up with a different design. All the fonts are placeholder and text on the girl will be fixed. But this is something we came up when we were throwing around ideas. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1275475/lol.png[/img] [editline]9th September 2011[/editline] again this is a messy mockup
The concept is good, but the text at different angles is very distracting
Oh and wewt doesn't have his pc atm so he said I was supposed to write: I was on a tight schedule and I'm going to have to make this version the print one because I'm running out of time. I'll keep everything you said in mind for my next design. And he'll probably change the špric to coolvetica.
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