Design & Graphics Forum Activity 1: User Name

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    MacRumors design and graphics forum

    activity 1: user name



    • rgb jpg, max 80kb file size
    • posted only as an attached file, not linked off-site

    • 800 pixels wide x 600 pixels high
    • solid and unpatterned white #ffffff background, with on top...

    • your exact MacRumors user name, intact, set on a maximum of three lines
    • plain type only

    • in any combination of fonts, weights, sizes, styles, characters and punctuation you like
    • any number of solid colours you like, one colour per character, glyph or shape

    • no illustrations, no patterns, no gradients, no drop shadows or glows or other effects
    • plain solid type only
    • two pieces of artwork max, in one post or two

    • all artwork is copyright of you and you alone
    • thread opens 1 december 2007
    :)





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  2. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thread now open.

    This is the first of a series of bi-monthly activities that are purely meant for the enjoyment of all... to experiment, learn, create, discuss, and to have some fun with design. I've called them activities because that is what they are; namely, short briefs to play with. ;)

    The idea of assignments was requested by a number of forum members in the Design & Graphics Forum: your suggestions and comments thread, so I've looked at how we can make this easy without too much hassle. Less time talking, more time with your Mac.

    Activity 2 is already planned, it will use what you've created in this thread. The following activities, number 3 onwards, will all be suggested by you, the members of MacRumors.

    Instead of a lengthy process of threads and polls to decide on topics, I'm going to ask people to PM suggestions for activities directly to me. I shall then choose the most interesting one, write up the brief, and credit the suggestion to whoever suggested it.

    As with all things here, nothing is yet poured in stone, so we'll see how this all pans out over the next 3-4 months, and make changes to the process as we go along. :)

    Anyway, Activity 1 is now on. Let's see your type, then. :D
     
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

    SwiftLives

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    Thought I'd play with some negative space. I love suggesting elements though design and having the viewer complete it in his/her mind.

    Although, in all honesty, the "L" is failing to please me.
     

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  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Here's mine.
     

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  5. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    On the first one I'm not sure I'm happy with colour choice and the choice of font for the L but it will do, not going to spend too long looking for the right font as knowing me it would never get finished :D

    Pretty sure it fits into the rules

    Second one is meant to be more of a stylised/symbol/tribal type of design, to give me a different option later down the line if I want/need it :D
     

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  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Looking forward to the next one.



    irmongoose
     

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  7. Lau Guest

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    Short and sweet. Like me, obviously. <cackles>

    Kerning advice taken, have obsessed over it for so long I can't see it any more. :eek:
     

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  8. Skyburning macrumors member

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    Eh, I know it's awful, but I had a minute. Hope it's within the rules.
     

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  9. zeedee-h macrumors member

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    just playin about
     

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  10. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Just a very quick take on it. I love Hobgobbles one btw!

    chaosbunny.jpg
     
  11. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    I'll play. Nothing earth shattering. I assume this builds to something in the next phase?
     

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  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    My effort. Based on my personal identity.
     

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  13. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    I like that!

    mine:
     

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  14. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Not really much, but I wanted to keep it simple[:
     

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  15. murdock25 macrumors member

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    here's mine
     

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  16. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

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    ooh, it's gone all blurry on me. Ah well :eek:
     

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  17. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

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    Some nice typographic inspiration in this thread.
     

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  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    My contributions – I don't know if using Zapf Dingbats is cheating but I thought it would be a little different. ;)
     

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  19. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Kept it simple :)
     

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  20. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I'm glad that a thread like this is finally being opened!

    Mine are rather simple but I like them.
     

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  21. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    i must say. I love where this is starting. Start with the basics. Can't wait to see how all of this unfolds.

    -JE
     

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  22. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Not much to work with, liking JasonElise1983 and MacboobsPro.

    Hey BV where is yours

    Wasn't sure which colour to choose.

    Untitled-1.jpg Untitled-12.jpg
     
  23. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Bending the plain solid type only rule just a bit :eek: Digging the vertical design by JasonElise1983.
     

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  24. shecky Guest

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    needed a break from annoying sunday night client work:
     

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