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Surveillance Sign <O><O>

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by functionpdx, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. functionpdx

    functionpdx Member

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    These signs are going on a light brown wall and are only 8"X12" so I'm trying to get the most out of the size. I know this is as basic as it gets but something just seems weird to me, can I get an opinion on what's wrong.
     

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  2. RJ California

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    I'd have the camera on the other side so it's looking into the sign rather than drawing your eye off the sign.
     
  3. functionpdx

    functionpdx Member

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    Exactly, thank you very much.
     

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  4. Craig Sjoquist

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    very poor layout, that's why your eyes say it's weird

    use lower case more like this & smaller, plus raise it up off bottom
    .. ..Building
    ..Under Video
    SURVEILLANCE

    get it away from edges more

    read Mike Stevens Mastering Layout and you would not have to ask no offence intented
     
  5. Add 24 hour to it.
     
  6. Jillbeans

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    It's all kind of close to the edges.
    It does look better with the camera facing in.
    I would lose the black outlines and make a horizontal black panel the whole way behind the camera and put WARNING in it in white.
    Love....Jill
     
  7. SignManiac

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    Keep it simple and think outside the box if you have a printer or access to one.
    This is a very simple sign I designed and it makes the point in as few words as possible.
    Notice the intentional reversal of the name, this is to fool the would be thieves. While they stand there trying to figure out what it says the police have greater time to respond and catch the idiots.
     

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  8. Marlene

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    do you need the graphic? just the wording seems to be enough and it will read better than the offset "warning"
     
  9. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Best I can do, the triangle would be the video cam pic.
    I don't like the offset "WARNING" either but when I tried it in another font I still didn't like it. Maybe it would be better without it.
     

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  10. jiarby

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    Try to make the layout look like a NORMAL warning sign, people will at a glance recognize it as a warning sign if it uses that type of format.

    These were some i did last month....
     

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  11. functionpdx

    functionpdx Member

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions. It can't get more basic than this.
     

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    surviellance.jpg
     
  13. jfiscus

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    here is one we made recently, around here we have to be bi-lingual with our warnings...
     

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