Feedback on typeface poster


jongkuvrouw

New Member
Hello, I designed 2 typeface posters. I made 2 versions of the grey one, because I couldn't pick which i liked best. The typeface I chose is Garamond.
Could anyone give me feedback on my posters ? Which did you like ? What could be better ? All is appreciated

Thank you in advance for the feedback.
 

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sprout

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Sorry, I am going to be quite hard here. If that were presented to me to critique, or as a portfolio piece in a professional setting, I would pass it over before I even started I am afraid. If you can’t be bothered copy checking it, why should anyone spend their time critiquing it. Fall at the first hurdle.
 

jongkuvrouw

New Member
Sorry, I am going to be quite hard here. If that were presented to me to critique, or as a portfolio piece in a professional setting, I would pass it over before I even started I am afraid. If you can’t be bothered copy checking it, why should anyone spend their time critiquing it. Fall at the first hurdle.
Could you be more specific with your feedback please? Im new to graphic design, and im learning on my own. So I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with the image. Thank u in advance
 

sprout

New Member
I reread it, and the mistake i found is 'typicall'. Is that the only mistake ?
Claude Garamon, Punhcutter, lenghty. There is what seems to be a double space between Serif and typeface. Why does serif have a cap S? There are some very odd line breaks.

I know this seems nit-picky, but you need to learn to be thorough. Attention to detail matters.

As to design and layout, the middle one feels mor appropriate. Better use of white space. Not sure why, on the others, the glyphs are skewed. Doesn’t add anything and, in fact seems at odds with the font. This would me more appropriate for a futurist font than a C16th one.

What is the reason for highlighting the two elements of the anatomy of the Q. Given that you have chosen to give a little history of the font and it’s designer, it might have been more fitting to illustrate this with an early use of the font, perhaps?

It is better to have imagery that supports text. If your text was talking about the elegant curves of the font, then using anatomy terms would make more sense. See where I am going? If there is not a reason to use something, then better not to.

What are you trying to communicate and to whom?

Hope this gives you a bit of food for thought.
 

fisicx

Active Member
Im following a beginner online course in graphic design, and the assignment is to create a poster of the typeface. The typeface I chose is Garamond.
It's not really a poster of the typeface. It's just a bit of badly written copy and a big G

I'd expect to see the full alphabet (upper and lowercase) numbers and symbols. I'd also want to see different font sites and styles (bold, italic, light) and maybe even different colours

For example: https://www.behance.net/gallery/58352011/Garamond-Typeface-Poster
 

jongkuvrouw

New Member
Claude Garamon, Punhcutter, lenghty. There is what seems to be a double space between Serif and typeface. Why does serif have a cap S? There are some very odd line breaks.

I know this seems nit-picky, but you need to learn to be thorough. Attention to detail matters.

As to design and layout, the middle one feels mor appropriate. Better use of white space. Not sure why, on the others, the glyphs are skewed. Doesn’t add anything and, in fact seems at odds with the font. This would me more appropriate for a futurist font than a C16th one.

What is the reason for highlighting the two elements of the anatomy of the Q. Given that you have chosen to give a little history of the font and it’s designer, it might have been more fitting to illustrate this with an early use of the font, perhaps?

It is better to have imagery that supports text. If your text was talking about the elegant curves of the font, then using anatomy terms would make more sense. See where I am going? If there is not a reason to use something, then better not to.

What are you trying to communicate and to whom?

Hope this gives you a bit of food for thought.
Thank you!!! I appreciate it. I'll be redoing it
 
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