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2 New self-initiated projects - Critiques please!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by novasolution, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. novasolution

    novasolution New Member

    Hi all guys first of all my name is Antonio and it's my first topic here.
    I am officially a web designer/developer but I am studying (by myself) to improve my graphic design skill cause I would like to my career in this direction.

    Right now I am working on some self-initiated projects and I would like to have some critiques from who for sure is much more experts than me in the field.

    I am starting every 2/3 days to work on a new design project mainly to see where I am and where I want to go and of course to see where I have to study more and improve.

    Actually I am studying on 5 different books, also I am trying to get inspiration from the most great designers on the web (billions of them).

    Below there are a couple of self-initiated projects I have just finished and published on my Behance profile, I would like to have some critiques on both of them if possible.

    BeehiveDesign - Brand on the Behance Network

    SimpleFly Airlines (Not Real) - Brochure on the Behance Network

    Thank you so much to everyone for the precious help!

    PS: harsh constructive criticism is welcome
  2. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Good luck with your learning!

    Just to note that on your brochures for simplyfly you have prices "form", need to change that to "from".

    I must have a dirty mind but the beehive logo automatically makes me think of a tiny set of tackle - sorry. likely just my twisted mind :icon_biggrin:
  3. novasolution

    novasolution New Member

    Thank you for the comment and for the correction!
  4. djb

    djb Member

    I second the comment about the beehive. Maybe just try three straightforward hexagons rather than two small ones and one long one!

    Really like the simplefly identity, in fact can’t offer any criticism about it other than a little typo:

    The new low-cost British airline(s) - delete the s

    I suppose you could fill in all the text with Lorem Ipsum though as a lot of it seemed to be about BA.

    Good work.
  5. novasolution

    novasolution New Member

    Thank you so much djb for both comments, yes you are right I should not use text from other sites, I will replace it ;-)
  6. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I'd look at the kerning of 'beehivedesign'. Other than that it all looks pretty good :icon_smile:
  7. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Looks good. Impressed.
  8. novasolution

    novasolution New Member

    Hi Paul and thanks for the comment!
    so do you think the kerning is to tight? it's not readable? I wish to understand more if possible.

    Thank you very much.
  9. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    It just seems a little uneven in places; the 'i' is joined to the 'v' in 'hive' for example. Aside from that though it doesn't look bad at all.
  10. Squevasquidge

    Squevasquidge Member


    I think these are nice! Did you come up with these briefs/projects your self or did you get them from somewhere? Im interested in learning too as Im just a wannabe with little knowledge!

    Cheers in advance!

  11. novasolution

    novasolution New Member

    Thanks Paul, I understand what you mean now I will try to improve the job!

    Hi Eva, I am happy you like the projects.
    Yes, I came up with both designs by myself, I am spending lots of hours online reading articles/blogs/website and getting ideas/inspirations from the most experienced graphic designers on the web.

    Mainly I am trying to challenge myself with some projects that I never did before as web designer.

    Also I have bought several Graphic Design books three of them very good:

    "Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practices of Graphic Design"
    "Grids: Creative Solutions for Graphic Designers"
    "The Graphic Design Exercise Book by Carolyn Knight and Jessica Glaser"

    You can find all of them on

    As creative website I think Behance Network is a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration.

    I hope this helps!

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

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