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New Personal Business Card

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by theinstagator, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. theinstagator

    theinstagator New Member

    Hi all,

    Been coming on here a while now and have found this a great place to interact with like-minded people. I have moved to a new city and thought it was time for a new business card design. I would really appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer for the attached, you know graphics, wordling etc. Thanks in advance :icon_smile:


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  2. willfu

    willfu Member

    I think its a bit too busy, there's quite a few elements that are fighting with each other. For impact you have a really vibrant gradient, then the large logo, then the fairly large dark bold type along with a large vector illustrative graphic. I dont think its working together at the moment.
  3. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Entirely personal opinion but those art nouveau swirls have had their moment, I reckon.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Not keen at all. I generally dislike neon colours - on anything. And like the above poster, art nouveau swirls are very old. The 2 don't really go together either.

    The logo shape is alright, I think you could do something a lot simpler. A quieter colour, no colour at all maybe.
  5. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    If you're going along the sustainable design route you really need to choose better colours - neon green does not say "Eco friendly", it needs to be toned down, a lot. Agree with the others about their comments on the swirls, they have had their day and I can see how you were probably trying to go along the organic shapes route, but it's a little bit of an obvious choice.

    For a sustainable design business card I would think about the paper stock you're printing on, the amount of ink you're using, and if you want to get a more organic feel in there without sticking on a picture of a tree or whatever, how about doing something a little more subtle like rounded corners?

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure rounded corners would be worth while. For a start he'd have to pay more to have the corners die-cut off.

    I agree with the above poster on materials though. Find an uncoated paper stock - some printers like Moo do an environmental option I believe - and focus totally on typography. You don't need imagery, you don't need colour.

    An uncoated card with your name and details would look lovely. You could even find a printer than uses environmentally friendly - natural inks. Vegetable inks I think they're called? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  7. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    Yep, I would recommend the recycled option from moo, they also do a version with rounded corners for not much more cost, and I love that you can have a different design on one side of every card, meaning you can create a nice little "set" and have people choose their fave, I like that little bit of interaction :icon_biggrin:

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Yea thats pretty cool. 50 different front images I think for no more cost than 1!
  9. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    Yeah I used that option when doing the business cards for my linziloop handmade business:

  10. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    Sorry just hijacking the thread there haha!

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Can't beat a bit of Moo.
  12. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Also, those greens won't print. Unless you use a fluorescent special.

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