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Feedback on my personal cards

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by DanielMartin, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Hi Guys

    Mini cards - The first image is the preview at the printers
    The next two are close ups of the actual design

    So , I must state that I can draw perfectly well, I just chose to explore and am fascinated by the powerful effect words can exert when placed in different forms, I am also a big fan of minimalism, I am only 16 so bare this in mind.

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  2. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    You need to include website / email / address?

    A name and mobile number does not instil confidence when selecting a potential supplier.
     
  3. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member


    These aren't my business cards, there half the size of business cards, there more like little bookmark things.

    Yea my actual business cards do have all the relevant details.
     
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not a fan of the crumpled paper texture if I'm honest. A solid background seems a bit more professional.

    I'd still include an email and web address on there too if you're going to be handing them to people.
     
  5. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Thanks Paul
    Yea , I did a few trials with other fonts on plain back , Im not usually a big goer on textures either but theres a line between design , and just whacking a font onto a background
     
  6. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Don't forget though, some of the best design is so simple it's not even obvious :D
     
  7. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    True True
    I always critise myself thinking like " AARGH THERE SHOULD BE MORE ON THIS CARD !! " when actually... you can take minimal to the extreme :D
     
  8. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, it's a fine line. Sometimes I see designs that I think are fantasticly simple, yet if I created something like that myself I'd think it was too simple to be classed as 'design'.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't use a texture on the card, I'm just not keen on the crumpled texture as the text isn't crumpled and so they don't fit together.

    Have you thought about getting them printed onto heavy, textured card as oppose to adding the texture digitally?
     
  9. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Erm not really as I'm 16 , Just doing a few trial peices to build up some kind of portfolio of nice peices

    also currentley looking for an internship or design experience with a company

    know any?
     
  10. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    The only thng I'd say is that the 'minimal' type isn't particularly minimal.
     
  11. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Congratulations , first to spot the pun.
     
  12. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I haven't spotted anything of the kind, I assure you.
     
  13. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member


    Well sir , I purposely put the huge type saying " MINIMAL " as a quirky element , the fact that A. its not minimal at all
     
  14. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    If you removed the 'dots' over the eyes you could sit the 'making typography'on top of the 'minimal'
     
  15. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I see. In that case, I'd say that, as a piece of visual tomfoolery, it doesn't really work.
     
  16. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Hmmm , Yea Well I wont put it in my portfolio then perhaps

    This is a design postcard Im working on at the moment

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    Obviously its minimal , as its the front of the card... font work to be done
     
  17. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Media is plural - no need for the 's' (unless it's another pun, of course).
     
  18. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    I was about to say exactly the same thing. Doesn't work as a "pun" for me either, it just leaves me confused now you've said it's meant to be. And i agree with the textures comment - minimal design, minimal textures would be good, it looks dirty to me, needs to be clean xx
     
  19. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Thanks I'll fix it tomorrow
    Just having some time to assert myself and have confidence
     

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