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Blue or Red

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by mrp2049, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member



    Did both of these posters today, and a pair of proofs that I want to avoid showing because they suck, but were requested by the client, luckily he will never come anywhere near here!

    I know there are a few glitchs in the splatter on the background of the red background, but my concerns are:

    1. Red or Blue
    2. Different blue? Is it too pale and lacking contrast?
    3. Is the red and splatter vibe too much for a funk, hiphop, brazilian beats and rock and roll night? I am fairly certain it is, but I like the way it looks. Different colour ideas?
    4. Any other thoughts gents?

    EDIT: After some feedback I'm including the green now...

  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I prefer the blue design but I also think it says more of a chill out night.
    I don't really associate red with the theme, I'd have said more citrus colours or pinks/blues for rock and roll but thats just me.
  3. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Of the two, I prefer the blue, I find the red is a too 'harsh', however I think other colours could achieve a better effect, sadly I dont know what colours.... haha
  4. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I much prefer the blue one.
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    client said red, hence the red. I will knock up a few other colours, I think green might be a good way to go.

    I kinda wanted to do something muted as an antidote to the scary red, and the ropey brief I was set!

    Thanks gents.
  6. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    What about a mute red? almost pink?
  7. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I am going against pink these days, I had a bit of an obsession with rhodamine red


    and it has left me wanting avoiding it.

    I think Levi has a point.
  8. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member


    Something like that ?
  9. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    we'll have less of those things around here! I want percentage values!
  10. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I cant deal with % values
  11. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    learn them it will help. I have taken to thinking in pantones for posters, not that they ever get printed that way, but I like how they look
  12. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Are they directly related to RGB (255/102/102 for that colour)?
  13. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    It's just good idea to understand what they represent in terms of the numbers on screen to the colours you get. Also baring in mind the way colours are produced on screen compared to how they are produced in print.

    Back on point...


    Now in Green!
  14. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I prefer that green to the blue :)
  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    so do i. I think we have a weiner. Thanks Levi, unless the Beast drops by and says blue...
  16. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    The green is better. Lovely typography as well. Great work Mike. :up:
  17. Completely agree with the green over the other colours :)
  18. charles

    charles Senior Member

    I think the red is way too harsh but certainly catches your eye.

    the blue is far too light and i would walk past it if it were a poster in a bar window
    the green is too pale looking.

    The prob is it doesn't scream exciting night to me, it's a bit formal.

    - I like the bulb
    - I would consider using a grungey styled brazilian colour scheme as it could be really eye catching
    - Maybe introduce some colour into the type

    this link brings back memories from my cardiff days butt :)

    womanby street cardiff - Google Maps
  19. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    Blue looks better but red will sell.

    Red & White are the most powerful selling colours possible.
  20. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Either the Blue or the Green for me really like them. The red is gash.

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