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layout critique

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Jackflush, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Jackflush

    Jackflush Gorgor

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    Just curious to see what serious sign designers think of this magnetic Im about to send in to porky. Hope you don't think its a waste of your time.
     

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  2. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    I would reduce the size of the ampersand.
     
  3. bob

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    Find a better pig if you can. Regardless, make the pig larger so that it impinges on the text and becomes part of the thing. Right now it's a disembodied head floating there.

    The try to do something else with the copy. You've got the entire space filled to the gunwales with text. No breathing room, no charm. It looks like every other sign of this sort.
     
  4. astro8

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    True...that's what I was thinking.
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Shouldn't Porkys be PORKY'S?

    Other than that I agree with Bob. Right now it's just a bunch of elements tossed on a sign (and it's not bad, just typical) Enlarge the pig and use it to tie everything together.
     
  6. peewee the pinstriper

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    hows this? I too agree with Pat... [​IMG][/url][/IMG] I gave it the "Who-What-Where" routine...
     
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  7. Salmoneye

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    I like peewee's but the pig will be too small on a magnetic. I also think that there has to be an apostrophe.
     
  8. peewee the pinstriper

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    Oh ya,.... and greetings from 25 miles north :)
     
  9. Mike Paul

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    Why the phone number? does he takes reservations?

    Lame hours and closed Sunday... :cool:
     
  10. kev3232

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    both are bad
     
  11. peewee the pinstriper

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    Well Mr. Smarty pants... show us what you got... I checked all your posts (since I see no link to your work) and all I found was that you post nothing but negative comments.. I wasn't too surprised though... there are people out there who have a negative disposition.. and negative people suck.. now back to constructive criticism...
     
  12. signmeup

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    :goodpost:
     
  13. Charlie J

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    I got some inspiration from the old shagnasty thread. The pig-chef is from istock.

    [​IMG]
     

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  14. Artildawn

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    I kind of like Charlie's, but think the cut-out should follow the contour of the pig chef rather than some random part of the back ground. Hours are missing and I'd personally kern the dot separators in the phone number up and centered between the numbers.
     
  15. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    I didn't think it was necessary to have hours on a magnet.
     
  16. trik

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    Hey Garrett, I like Charlie's as well, but you are probably going to have to put the address on there as well, as the 707 area code is not local, and I would never call it thinking it is in Fairfield or Vacaville.....He is getting a local number? Or going to use his cell? Might want to express that to him?

    Again welcome!!
     
  17. Tiki

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    Using your layout just changed things a up little :Big Laugh
    Might try a black panel with yellow Porkeys & Dogs and Ribs
     

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  18. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Nice!
     
  19. Pat Whatley

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    While I'm thinking of it why do so many BBQ places have pictures of happy pigs on them? Are pigs glad to be butchered and eaten? And a lot of them have the happy pig chef? Now that's just sick....pigs cooking and serving up their pig brothers. Something just wrong about all that.
     
  20. Jillbeans

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    I agree, Pat.

    Too much info for a mag.
    There is no flow.
    I like Tiki's take on it.
    Love....Jill
     
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