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UK Counties posters

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by lukaskoudelka, May 15, 2013.

  1. lukaskoudelka

    lukaskoudelka New Member

    Hi everyone.
    It's been a couple of weeks I set up a website with my posters of UK Counties and a couple of English maps. The story is real, I needed some kind of map to tick the places I've visited but I've started to be keen on making them.
    I'd love to hear what do you think about the design of these posters or about the website.
    More on
    Lukas xxx

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  2. Wardy

    Wardy Well-Known Member

    Hi, they look ok but far too minimalist for me. I would want a fair bit more detail if I was putting those on my wall.
  3. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    I like the headings you've used on each, they look smart and suit the rest of the style.
  4. balders

    balders Member

    Was the map a stock image or did you put it together your self?
  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I rather like them and for me the minimalist style works well.
    Nice one! :D
  6. I quite like the minimalist style to be honest with you. I'm wondering if you could perhaps add another layer of detail, it does feel like it's missing something.
    Your website is okay, can't spot anything particularly wrong, I would say the design is a little boring and a little cramped. It works as a website site though and certainly isn't the worst I've seen! :)
  7. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ Good point about the extra detail.^^^^
    Maybe a minimalistic take on those old sea charts "Here be monsters" kinda thing?
    Like the background of the distressed wood.
  8. I think something like that would work perfectly Scotty!
  9. balders

    balders Member

    Something like a Levi-athan.
  10. shaunalynn

    shaunalynn Active Member

    I like the design of these, but I agree with everyone else that something is missing. I really think it's just a matter of a LITTLE bit of depth. Look at Brad Woodward's work and how he incorporates subtle texture into his pieces. It might be just the little thing you need. :)
  11. Wardy

    Wardy Well-Known Member

    Shauna's right, a pale tint instead of white background would make a difference.
  12. shaunalynn

    shaunalynn Active Member

    I actually like the white backgrounds. I'm referring to adding some sort of subtle texture to the edges of the countries. :)
  13. lukaskoudelka

    lukaskoudelka New Member

    Thank you guys so much. It's nice to hear some comments. Yeah, I'm wondering to, something little is missing...but gonna have to find out what. :)
    Well I used a background jpeg of Counties obviously but the rest I did by hand.
  14. DavoSmith

    DavoSmith Member

    I'm a bit of a minimalist myself, so I can really appreciate these. But, like others have mentioned, maybe something missing.
    Hows about some really subtle Longitude / Latitude lines (i know you wouldn't pick up on the curves etc) that sit behind the map section and runn the whole white space behind??
    Or maybe just a simple grid to represent OS. I'm only talking REALLY subtle with this, maybe 0.25pt stroke or .5. Maybe the lines run throug the map section in white??
    As an extra point, if your keeping minimal, I think some extra room around the outer of everything would add a further element of luxury to the designs. Just a touch more room for it all to breath.
  15. Janifar

    Janifar Member

    I am agree with Wardy it should be more clear. :rolleyes:
  16. Gianluca Teti

    Gianluca Teti Member

    I agree with shaunlynn. If you add a textured layer and a very subtle gradient at the land's edges you are going to have an excellent, refined work. In spite of the Metro UI, graphic design is clearly moving towards a less polished style. You have a great design, it doesn't need a lot of work.
  17. lucy

    lucy Member

    Thanks for sharing your work. For what it's worth (althought I know it was a few months ago) I love the colourful poster of the UK: very eye catching. I think that the other posters possibly lack detail. They just need something ‘extra’ the UK map is spot on though.
  18. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Lukas I have removed the other thread asking for feedback because it was not necessary, feedback is already being left here.
  19. Yeah. Would love to see what progress you made with this.
  20. lucy

    lucy Member

    Yes, I checked back today to see if there were any updates. How are you getting on?

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