Social Science Update

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by 7on, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    #1
    sigh, I've been working on this thing too long so I figured I need some help. Sooooo without further adue, critique!

    http://homepage.mac.com/jonshipman/web/PhotoAlbum12.html

    The first one is the design from last year

    Ideas 1-2 are pretty much "meh" but you can see where I'm coming from

    Idea 3 is where I "want" to be but I feel it's missing that "thing"

    Pointers? Tips? Tell me I suck? I'm pretty much exhausted at this point and open to all suggestions.

    EDIT: if you blow these up x4 and give it an eighth bleed - that would be what it'd be trimmed.
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I feel like your designs are kind of all over the place. I would suggest finding one strong picture and perhaps crop it in an interesting way. That might bring a little more focus to your piece.

    After you've found that picture and placement, find a font that matches the emotion or feeling of the image.

    Best of luck with the assignment, 7on!
     
  3. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Continue on from last years design. Nice and simple.
    Get an image you really like, maybe edit a bit, give it a background.
    Put in some good typography and you're sorted!

    I just think your designs are too busy and 'messy' :eek:

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  4. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    i like 2 and 3b

    but- what the guys said about 'back to the basics' and 'keep it simple' also rings true

    the 2005 one is very simple
    1 picture...etc

    maybe go back to something like that? just pick a different image?
    you've got some great images in the 1-3 you've shown us- just pick one of those?
     
  5. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    i think your type if too heavy.. maybe a different typeface.. with a bold and a narrow/light/whatever.. something to sort of refine the text.

    and i agree that you've got a bit of sensory overload going on, what with all the photos.. and all the colors.. and the in-your-face text. don't feel like you need to show 5 million different key features of campus all at once.

    anyway, i agree with you to an extent. i think you're right when you say you're on the edge of having something you like. just a few tweaks and a little attention to detail and you're there.
     
  6. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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    Perfect. Maybe a different color, but perfect. :)

    The kerning looks off a bit in "Social Science," but I am prolly looking at it wrong...
     
  8. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    Much better!

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  9. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    Much better, but I agree with iGary, look at your kerning.



     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  11. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    now that, i like!

    like they said, check that "NC" and "DAT" in social science update.. but otherwise, i think that's a big improvement.
     

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