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Second design challenge.

Discussion in 'Classroom Assignments' started by SignManiac, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I'll post it today so that more people can participate if they need more time to play. Take all week if you want. No budget - blank check - full artistic license....

    Task:

    Design a free standing monument for a doctors office. Any shape or size.

    Main Message below.

    Pediatric Care Center
    Walk In Clinic for infants, Children & Teens
    Incorporate the street # 3541 somewhere on the sign.
    Use any kind of appropriate graphic if you like.

    Two doctors names:
    Alfred E. Newman, M.D.
    Dennis T. Mennis, M.D.

    hours are Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
    phone number 555-666-7777



    (REMEMBER TO TIME HOW LONG YOU PUT INTO IT and post the software you used) including tweaks before posting your final design.

    Don't make this a race but lets see what you get based on the time you put in...

    MOST IMPORTANT RULE, have fun:thankyou:
     
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    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I'll get it started... 38 minutes done in CorelDraw X3 I used PhotoPaint and Alien effects textures to do the brick base. Tried to keep with kid friendly color scheme.
     

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  3. p3

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    I like it, and I like that its not all symetrical. The only thing that really doesn't float my boat is the hours and phone number. I don't think that necessarily needs the number and stuff since its a "walk in" clinic. lol I guess its just a made up deal, but seems like that info would be on the door or something.
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    That is an excellent point. Everyone else feel free to omit that information if you agree with P3. We need to realize that often its our job to edit the copy if we are to design the most effective sign for the customer. We're suppose to be the professionals so give your best expert advice to the client.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Reality would be...

    Review Sign Code and Master Sign program - 1.0 hours
    Review Survey and architecture - .5 - 1.0 hours
    Logo and supporting materials - .5 - 1.0 hours
    Design in presentation form for client review - 1.0 - 2.0 hours

    This sign is a rejected design, so it took about 30 minutes in Illustrator W/CadTools
     

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  6. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Took me 30 min. Corel draw:covereyes:
     

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  7. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Nice design Rick, you ever think about writing a book :) I'm sure happy I don't often have to deal with all that reality stuff!

    Fatboy nice effort! I like the heart concept...Good job.
     
  8. SignManiac

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    I whipped up one more just to show how diverse the designs can run... This one also took about 30 minutes. Funny but when you're in the zone, the designs just appear out of thin air!
     

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  9. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Very cool:clapping:
     
  10. SignManiac

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    I apologize. I just went back and made a one minute tweak...changed the base to stone. My one fault is I'm never satisfied...
     
  11. Gino

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    :Oops: Double post
     
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    Hummmm..... I think somebody was watching me.

    sign matchup.jpg
    I did this in four and a half minutes. Photoshop without using clone tools, erasers or paint brushes. I was inspired by years of looking over shoulders................. :rock-n-roll:
     
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    This one is pretty boring roughly 45 min. in Corel.
     
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    I never do dimensional signage so here goes.

    Shapes, gradients, etc.. in Signlab, made presentable in photoshop.. maybe 40 minutes of actual work.
     

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    Both show lots of potential with a few minor tweaks. I'm pleasantly surprised at the variety of shapes you guys are coming up with. Nice change from squares and rectangles.

    Good job on both and love your colors Gino!
     
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    OMGSIDEBURNS - I like the idea on yours. Maybe change the red tho. Looks a lot like an emergency room rather than a walk in clinic lol. Ambulances racing to the actual hospital may turn in.

    SignManiac - Like the second rendition a lot better. I like the colors along with the older style light, like colonial, you have on it.

    Ive never done dimensional stuff so I'll stick to seeing whats done and critiquing hahaha.
     
  17. SignManiac

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    As Rick points out, in the real world a lot of your design work will be dictated by other parameters. Building architecture, competing signs, permit restrictions and requirements, and a whole slew of other variables. Fortunately, we are free here to do whatever the hell we like :) These are the perfect jobs because we can call all the shots in our perfect little classroom !
     
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    What would be cool is if we did these where it was like actual everyday jobs that one of us gets, with the source files we are givin to work with and the actual parameters. Because rarely are we givin the opportunity to do whatever we like hah. But to see how someone takes a certain set of "rules" and bends them to make them their own. Also would give different ideas on how to approach certain jobs to make our work stand out over someone elses.
     
  19. SignManiac

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    I agree it would be cool but, I think it would limit the wide variety of designs which is kind of the point of this exercise. This is more to encourage thinking outside the box.

    But...it might not be a bad idea to try one to see how that shakes out? P3 maybe you could put together the specs for it on the next design challenge? I'm up for anything personally. Its all good!
     
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    Designed in Adobe Illustrator.
    Layout 40 minutes

    These challenges are fun and educational...I'm glad to see them back! Good work you Maniac.

    Man, for some reason my colors are always so bright after I upload them?!
     

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