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Playing around with something new.

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    We need to print some new work shirts, so I got to playing around with something we could try printing in simulated process, since that would be a first for us with our new press. This is the first design I have come up with for the back of the shirts possibly, unless you make me hate it.
     

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  2. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Nice, also put a small version on the front for me.
     
  3. Gino

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    That should really show up nicely on dark shirts.

    Reminds me of the artwork type for gaming machines and chance.
     
  4. Border

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    Nice
     
  5. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb:
     
  6. SignManiac

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    Lots of color and punch! I don't care for the choice of font for screen printing. Otherwise, it really stands out.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Screening these? I like it.
     
  8. bob

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    Looks like a convulsion. Could you throw any more crap and effects at it? The only thing it lacks is a bit of diamond plate.
     
  9. peavey123

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    Cool start. I'd reduce the amount of fonts though.
     
  10. phototec

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    Everything above "AND" looks ok, although a bit busy and hard to read.


    Do the squint test on the font used on "screen printing", and you will see how bad it is.


    Don't like the ribbon graphic at the bottom, looks amateurish, try making it look more real and dimensional.


    I have a question: Do you really use a burnishing tool (on the left), or did you just use some clip art that had all four tools?


    I haven't used a burnishing tool for rub-on transfer letterers in about 20 years...

    Good start!

    :smile:
     
  11. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Are you referring to the pencil or to the ball pick? Neither one is a burnishing tool. I used photos of our own tools, vectorized, cleaned up, and contoured.

    The ribbon was absolutely an afterthought and I spent very little time on it. I guess it shows, huh? It needs a few minor tweaks but I'm happy with it. I will do some more work on the font for Screenprinting. Iagree there isn't a lot of negative space to aid in readability. I will probably use something similar without the inline.
     
  12. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Thanks. That's exactly the look I'm going for. The general public should love it!
     
  13. SignManiac

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    Also try and fix the lettering at the bottom Metamucil, IL. Make all the letters vertical and not sloping with the arc of the ribbon.
     
  14. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Are you suggesting I need a laxative?
     
  15. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Sometimes that really helps to clear things up. Makes a better designer out of you :) Nothing worse than a constipated design.
     
  16. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Ok, BALL PICK, it looked like burnishing tool to me...

    Hey, if your happy with the way it looks as is, fine, however don't put it up for critique, if you don't want to hear honest opinions!

    YOUR WORDS: "back of the shirts possibly, unless you make me hate it."

    :banghead:


    Oh yea, don't for get the diamond plate and skulls...
    :ROFLMAO:
     
  17. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Ditto...


    Absolutely love the pizazzzzz.....but it would help tie things together using fewer fonts.

    Swap out the burnishing tool for another brush....most people don't know what that tool is for.



    JB
     
  18. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    If you think I need some lesson in humility, I think you are reading too far into things. I said it needs some minor tweaks, but I'm happy with it. Perhaps that was a poor choice of words, but essentially I am happy with it...until you make me hate it. I never said I don't want to hear honest opinions. Thanks for putting words in my mouth. ;)
     
  19. Jillbeans

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    I don't care for the screenprinting font in that application (love the font for other uses) try using that font for SIGNS and the non-inline version of it for screenprinting.
    Lose the hot pink and make the pink parts the same as the red S in the logo because they clash.
    I'd also make the screenprinting panel in red with white lettering.
    Love....Jill
     
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