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Poster critique!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by Kai16, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Hi everyone =) Well basically my school's art department commissioned me to create 2 posters promoting the school art clubs and soo I created these xD They've already been put up around the school but I was wondering what all of you awesome designers on here think of them and if there's anything that I can improve =) I'm not too sure if they stand out enough and if the typography's ok but it's the first time i've tried to create posters so any advice would be really appreciated!

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  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I like them actually, I love the retro/vintage colour.

    I'm not keen on the clipart paintbrush in the 2nd one though, and I don't know if the horizontal text is working with the rest of the type being at an angle but they work, and they're certainly not eyesores :D
  3. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Thanks! =D Yeah I normally would have drawn my own paintbrush but I had to give these in the day after I was asked to make them xD
  4. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    Agreed, I really like the faded feel that the colour has about them, along with the textured background. The angled text seems to fit the style well and I think you've pulled it all off!
  5. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Thankyou! =D I wasn't expecting the feedback that this has got so far =)
  6. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Nice job (although I'm not sure you need the little pictures/graphic devices at all); particularly like the colour choices you've made.
  7. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I love the colour choices and the texture of the pieces. They work really well.
  8. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Thanks both of you =)

    Dave L - I put the graphic elements in because I thought that the posters would look a bit empty otherwise! But i'm starting to learn now that sometimes less is more xD
  9. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    For some reason I can't find the button to edit my post xD but i forgot to say that I also put the elements in to try and make the posters look more like they were for art clubs, and that I didn't put the same elements on both posters because I wanted to target different year groups =) If that makes sense!
  10. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I see what you're saying but they look a bit like an afterthought to drive the message home. If I were revisiting it with this in mind, I'd probably try to communicate the art thing a bit more overtly (but still subtly) by making the light diagonal strip on the right-hand side (or maybe the coloured one on the left - not sure) look like it had been done with a paintbrush (something like this: - | License and Download 94502949 Today.).

    That said, I don't think it's necessary.
  11. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Hmm yeah I guess they do a bit now you mention it. Thanks for the advice and the idea of making the strip look like it was painted! I'll try it out at some point =)
  12. yourmailman

    yourmailman New Member

    i haven't got any critique really, just wanted to say good job, really like them. great design, colour scheme. nice one
  13. Kai16

    Kai16 Member

    Thankyou! =)

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