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20 typeface treatments

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    A little 24" x 36" poster I put together to frame and hang in the shop. What do you guys think? We need more eye candy and displays in our shop but it takes most of my free time on the weekends to create a lot of it when we get really busy.
     

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  2. mpn

    mpn Active Member

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  3. custom sign center

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    You're much braver than I am!
    If I put something like that in my shop someone would want me to sit down and show all of them using their name...
    It's nice though.
     
  4. Stanton

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  5. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    You know I never thought of that and you're probably right. I just think it looks cool, but if customers start going crazy with it, I may just have to move it to the screen printing room.
     
  6. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Nice idea, however I don't like the dark BLUE background (to dark), not enough separation between the text and background, and the blue clashes with some of the type face colors.

    I duplicated you chart adding a neutral gray background and find it much easier to read and the separation around the edge of the text shows the type effects better (IMO).

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  7. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Looks good,
    do you charge extra if a customer asks to use all 20 on a single business card or yard sign?

    wayne k
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  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Just my 2¢, but I think your Typeface Treatments Chart would be much more useful if you did it all in the same typeface. Your customer might say they like Spirit the best when what they really like is the typeface.
     
  9. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    biggest problem I see is letting a customer pick their own font
     
  10. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    I like the sign but would hate to have the discussions like "Well ... we CAN do carbon on bleeding cowboy BUT ... " or "Yeah, we can do gold effect ... on brush script ... well ..."

    Really though. Great idea for your designers. Lets them have a reference to mix it up a little when they start getting burnt out.
     
  11. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    you'll be taking that down as soon as the first customer wastes 4 hours of your time looking at every single one of them…...
     
  12. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

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    Nice chart but sign design and choice of type styles should not be up to the customer.
    Type style choices should be made by the professional designer.
     
  13. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I totally agree that it's going to hurt you more than help you.
    If you must do it, choose a neutral dark grey background and use all the same font.
    About 20 years ago I painted a large sign showing letter heights (because everyone always wanted a 6" block letter) to demonstrate just how big the letters were in person.
    I ended up burning the f*cking thing one day.
    Love....Jill
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Where is papyrus?
     
  15. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member


    yep…. burn that mother!
     
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