• The Facepunch Graphic Design Thread
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It's very overdone, too many effects and poor font choice
[QUOTE=wewt!;31021785]It's very overdone, too many effects and poor font choice[/QUOTE] Can you be a little more specific on what one you are referring to? Also, we did not have access to other fonts because the font download sites were all blocked.
[QUOTE=Cobra Dude;31021559][IMG]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8195/latinjazz.jpg[/IMG] [/QUOTE] bossa nova is not jazz brazil is not ~latin america arriba tacos~ like the other countries bossa nova is awesome keep working on your design skills [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] please correct me if im wrong but did you compare samba to JAZZ
The HR logo and World Water Ad in particular have way too much shadow/glow
[QUOTE=Cobra Dude;31022459]what one you are referring to?[/QUOTE] All of them, honestly and even without font download sites, you still have default fonts that are far better looking
[QUOTE=Oicani Gonzales;31022474]bossa nova is not jazz brazil is not ~latin america arriba tacos~ like the other countries bossa nova is awesome keep working on your design skills [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] please correct me if im wrong but did you compare samba to JAZZ[/QUOTE] I did not write that article myself, it was provided. [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=rilez;31022491]The HR logo and World Water Ad in particular have way too much shadow/glow[/QUOTE] Looking back at it, the glow and shadows are a bit excessive. As I said before I still do not know that much when it comes to creating good graphic designs.
[QUOTE=barttool;31019066]what uni do you go to?[/QUOTE] the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). it's a big modern university that used to be a polytechnic, so it offers a lot of more... practical courses. however, my particular course (Graphic Design) has fantastic routes from back when it was a poly, and because of this it still has great links to industrial placements and a very good history of graduate employment. something about the way they 'teach' us to always try and think of the idea behind a design, not just something that looks nice. which, when we look at work from other unis in the area it becomes clear that generally the work is of a higher standard. we also cover a lot of disciplines, things like editorial, packaging, branding/identity, illustration (not to the same extent an illustration course would, but they try and encourage us to improve and use our drawing skills at least), typography etc. so that we can improve our design skills in a lot of different areas, meaning a more rounded, quality design as a final product/piece.
[QUOTE=Autumn;31018410]there's also this [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] unfortunately you can't read it too well... i'm trying to find a bigger version. we have one printed out on A2 in the studio, it's pretty fun to look at.[/QUOTE] [thumb]http://www.oesquema.com.br/trabalhosujo/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/periodic_table_of_typefaces_large.jpg[/thumb] If you ever need to find a bigger image of the one you have on the internet this is very useful: [url]http://www.tineye.com/[/url] [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Nyaa;31026931][thumb]http://www.oesquema.com.br/trabalhosujo/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/periodic_table_of_typefaces_large.jpg[/thumb] If you ever need to find a bigger image of the one you have on the internet this is very useful: [url]http://www.tineye.com/[/url][/QUOTE] I didn't see an entire page of this thread. Feel free to rate me late. Sorry. :(
[QUOTE=Oicani Gonzales;30816569]I made this quite a while ago, not sure if this stuff qualifies into graphic design. This first one was a commission - he gave very specific details of what he wanted, leaving only the execution to me. This one is the cover art for my group's album: This is a quick wallpaper I made. It's the logo / photo from show of Justice. Wanted to try remaking the cross on photoshop. A quite poor piece. And this is my current project. I'm having a lot of trouble with it. How to make the blood splatters look good, how to make the sword stand out, how to get blood on the sword... it's a real pain. It's my first attempt at something truly artistically respectable for myself, and it's been frustrating. I really need help with it. [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33893957/Facepunch/artistic/KillBill/preview.jpg[/url] I had to learn all the few things I know by myself. If you guys have any advice on stuff I should try, it'd be really great. And specially on the poster - I really need some useful suggestions with it :/[/QUOTE] How'd you do the pixelation effect on the RawDMG picture? Is there a filter for that in photoshop? I know there's a neat one in After Effects.
[QUOTE=rilez;30967218]My brother recommended the site to me, I had been doing some work for him and he thought I could make some money off of it... like I said before, I really don't know where to start. I don't like doing these contests either... if I knew a better alternative I wouldn't be using them. As for not calling them clients, what would I call them? Contest holders? :c[/QUOTE] I'm having a very similar problem - I used fiverr for about 2 weeks and made $120, working at $4 per logo just to get my portfolio built up, but now I can't seem to find anywhere to find proper work... Most freelance sites are dominated by actual companies who have more than 1 person working for them, and the other sites are contests. I've entered a few, haven't won any, and realised that it's pointless and that it's not worth my time. I found a few sites like [url]www.designcrowd.com[/url] that have contests and just regular jobs, but the normal jobs are far and few.
[QUOTE=MedicWine;31028009]How'd you do the pixelation effect on the RawDMG picture? Is there a filter for that in photoshop? I know there's a neat one in After Effects.[/QUOTE] Nah, if there is, I don't know how to do it. I actually got some square brushes and did it myself on top of the original image, with low opacity so I could see through it The grid I made by making a square pattern
[QUOTE=Oicani Gonzales;31022474]bossa nova is not jazz brazil is not ~latin america arriba tacos~ like the other countries bossa nova is awesome keep working on your design skills [editline]10th July 2011[/editline] please correct me if im wrong but did you compare samba to JAZZ[/QUOTE] Bossa Nova is influenced by samba (slow down a Samba drumbeat, you get something quite similar to Bossa Nova) but takes many elements from jazz like soft guitars, and piano. Latin America is not -Taco Burrito dale manito güey!- either, that's just Mexico. Bossa Nova IS awesome. That layout is flat, and you should have tried using two columns on each page so text looks more formatted. also, why would you put hot peppers as a background if you're talking about brazilian and cuban music, hot peppers are rarely used in both countries. People who say they like "Latin Jazz" are just hipster that can't admit they like Salsa.
So the rules state that you should not beg for somebody to do "X". How about me asking for someone to undertake a job for me and I ask what I would like here in the thread? Since I have no idea who is good at doing what I want. Still, it is just a thought and I won't be looking for a fancy logo for some time.
i think that'd be okay
[QUOTE=CommanderPT;31036891]So the rules state that you should not beg for somebody to do "X". How about me asking for someone to undertake a job for me and I ask what I would like here in the thread? Since I have no idea who is good at doing what I want. Still, it is just a thought and I won't be looking for a fancy logo for some time.[/QUOTE] I did not understand any of that, but I'm looking for a job so I can help you out if you need it :v:
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;31036939]I did not understand any of that, but I'm looking for a job so I can help you out if you need it :v:[/QUOTE] Come to think of it. That has been my most odd post in ages. What I meant is, that I request a design and people could perhaps try and come up with some designs. I would then make some sort of deal with the design that I like the most. But for that I could set up my own thread or whatever so I won't mess this place up. Some of the stuff here is really clever. [B]Edit: [/B] I'm starting up a small group and we are in need of a logo but we basically have a budget of $0 and I doubt anybody does charity work here. Some of these guys in the thread some really professional so I'll have to empty my own wallet for this. But we'll see in the future. Have to come up with a "basic" idea first. [B]Edit: [/B]And by group I mean.. videogame studio. As stupid and far fetched it sounds, it is just a collective name for the three of us on our quest to make something that resembles a game until April 2012 for our senior year project. (Not sure what it is called in English but we are all 18. Does that count as High School or something?) So yes, we need a logo for that.
[QUOTE=CommanderPT;31036891]So the rules state that you should not beg for somebody to do "X". How about me asking for someone to undertake a job for me and I ask what I would like here in the thread? Since I have no idea who is good at doing what I want. Still, it is just a thought and I won't be looking for a fancy logo for some time.[/QUOTE] I want to prevent people coming in the thread and posting "hurr make logo foar me" and contributing nothing to the thread. You could always check everyone's works in here, see which impresses you the most and contact the guy through PM. Also, the rule applies better to those who want to get works done for free, you're offering to pay something aren't you?
[QUOTE=barttool;31039214]I want to prevent people coming in the thread and posting "hurr make logo foar me" and contributing nothing to the thread. You could always check everyone's works in here, see which impresses you the most and contact the guy through PM. Also, the rule applies better to those who want to get works done for free, you're offering to pay something aren't you?[/QUOTE] TBQH I wouldn't mind... hell I know it would give me something to do! Just dropping in to say "hey make me this" is dickish though. CommanderPT, if you want to post that here in the future, go for it.
[QUOTE=barttool;31039214]I want to prevent people coming in the thread and posting "hurr make logo foar me" and contributing nothing to the thread. You could always check everyone's works in here, see which impresses you the most and contact the guy through PM. Also, the rule applies better to those who want to get works done for free, you're offering to pay something aren't you?[/QUOTE] Yes, I figured that is the only right thing to do since I intend to use the logo a lot in the future.
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;31018453] [img]http://taimur.me/images/uwsd.png[/img] [/QUOTE] [img]http://aiablueridge.org/images/2011/PellaLOGO.jpg[/img] Was this just a coincidence or did you very blatantly copy it?
script font on a yellow round background is hardly unique to a specific company that said, i wasn't aware Pella was a windows replacement company. so chances are he did just straight rip it off, since a yellow circle + black, script font hardly says "window replacement" to me :P
[QUOTE=MrWhite;31048552][img]http://aiablueridge.org/images/2011/PellaLOGO.jpg[/img] Was this just a coincidence or did you very blatantly copy it?[/QUOTE] the client specifically asked me to copy that actually :v: (I'm not kidding)
what a shit client
[QUOTE=Autumn;31048695]what a shit client[/QUOTE] They were all shit clients from fiverr.com, apart from The Student Room
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;31048689]the client specifically asked me to copy that actually :v: (I'm not kidding)[/QUOTE] You sure he/she told you to copy it? Not just "I really like this kind of logo, I want something similar to it". Because if he/she told you to copy it then you got an idiot for a client.
[QUOTE=dgg;31048903]You sure he/she told you to copy it? Not just "I really like this kind of logo, I want something similar to it". Because if he/she told you to copy it then you got an idiot for a client.[/QUOTE] these were his words: [quote]If you go to [url]www.pella.com[/url] you will get an idea of what I am looking for. The word Universal to be in black cursive or script font in a yellow background with the words windows * siding * doors under it.[/quote]
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;31048947]these were his words:[/QUOTE] Oh, okay, so you can't read. He did not tell you to copy it. He told you he wanted something along the lines of the Pella logo because he liked it. Nevertheless I think it looks nice and clean as is, although I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH WINDOWS/SLIDERS/DOORS.
[QUOTE=dgg;31048959]Oh, okay, so you can't read. He did not tell you to copy it. He told you he wanted something along the lines of the Pella logo because he liked it. Nevertheless I think it looks nice and clean as is, although I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH WINDOWS.[/QUOTE] He specifically wanted a yellow background, with the word in a script font - a circle would have looked better than a square or whatever other yellow background I could have done, and was a lot easier - fiverr gives $4 per job
do you do fiverr stuff for fun?
[QUOTE=Autumn;31049058]do you do fiverr stuff for fun?[/QUOTE] well it wasn't exactly boring, but I mainly did it to build up my portfolio so that I can get 'proper' jobs
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