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Designers hangups

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Ette Taylor, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Ette Taylor

    Ette Taylor Junior Member

    Hey Guys, I always come across designers who have certain rules when it comes to design, such as myself, I can not bare to put coloured text onto a coloured bkground, my friend can not bare to design a website in more than three colours and I wondered what youres were...

    So this is the perfect place to get it of your chest...:)
  2. berry

    berry Active Member

    The only rule to design - is that there are no rules.

    There are of course basic guidelines and principles that are the very foundation of various form of design, but these always change and bend with times, cultures and influence.
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Always try to avoid BrushLine Script and Shatter fonts.

    'Berry LOVES Garamond italic'.

    I read it on the toilet wall at the Spread Eagle pub.
    Not that I hang around there are anything. Ahem.
  4. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Agree with Berry. I often come across things that I think "Well ill never try that again" but thats more just because they dont look good rather than a rule that i design by...
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    1. Never use comic sans.
    2. Never ever use comic sans.
  6. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    3. If you feel like using comic sans, don't.
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    or Marker.
  8. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    4. If someone says they want you to use Comic sans, smack them.
  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

    5. if someone mentions comic sans three times, smack em.
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  11. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    6. Learn the correct usage of comic sans (Frankie Boyle) and then never use it.
  12. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I never follow rules that say 'you shouldn't do something', I'm more of a try it for myself kind of person.

    People disliking a font due to it being a copy of another instead of judging it on its own merits (ie helvetica and arial).

    As to my work, well I'm a perfectionist which when combined with a design discipline is the worst combination possible in my opinion. I've re-rendered a cad image due to it being literally 1/256 shade different to what I wanted, I'll adjust things by 1pixel if it isn't right. I'm dreadful but I kind of follow the rule, its as much my name on this work as the clients and I hate producing shoddy work.
  13. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    I'll have a spring in my step all day now, as Berry's post has made me imagine a DF 'fight club' scene!
    We're all crowded around in a dark basement holding laptops, pens and pencils with Berry striding back and forth telling us the rules of DF Club!

    Might just be me, but I thought it was an image worth sharing. :D
  14. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    DF comic #1 ! That's an amusing thought.
  15. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    haha :) what would berrys 'ideal persona' look like ...
  16. LOL completely.. with Berry wearing "The Beast" T-shirt and you can't see his head so he remains mysterious :lol:
  17. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Great minds!
    I sent Ken a PM as soon as I read his reply this morning :D
  18. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I'd be up for that!
  19. tim

    tim Senior Member

    i think i'm gonna go buy it :p

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