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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 22 Feb 2015, 21:18

i have no idea what's going on with that fucking thing.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Aresen » 22 Feb 2015, 23:43

Kolohe wrote:for dhex:

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https://ricochet.com/obama-deploys-new- ... feat-isis/
This doesn’t offend me as an American; it offends me as a graphic designer. That is a rough-looking pile of clip art. But if the seven fonts and eight colors prove insufficient to scare away the jihadists, State also has a blog post outlining their strategy to defeat Islamist terror solve violent extremism...
Hey that design has six curves, six words and six icons. Is there a hidden message here?

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Dangerman » 23 Feb 2015, 00:10

They should release it as a hi-res wallpaper and bundle some spyware in the download.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 30 Jun 2017, 13:15

I've got a burr under my saddle wanting to redesign the church's bulletin announcements insert. It's currently the classic Wall O' Text where everything and anything gets put. Hoping to cut down on the amount of info and come up with something that looks appealing, but also all flows together so each week I can add or drop announcements without having to totally rejigger the whole layout.

I've done a few drafts and everything is either a ton of work, or all heavy boxes and terrible looking (that's the Ellie Special ™), or both.

Also I keep getting bogged down in tiny details instead of drafting the overall look.

I have tried Pinterest and the rest of the interblag for some design inspiration, but I'm not sure what to search for to find similar projects. Looking for actual bulletin announcements either gets dusty church clipart monstrosities, or "we're not a regular church, we're a cool church!" evangelical bulletins with a big blank page for sermon notes because their service is 85% sermon (WHERE IS YOUR EUCHARIST, YOU FUCKING HEATHENS).

Just complaining I guess. I'm not super great at design and that makes me mad at myself.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 Jul 2017, 10:57

Ellie wrote:I've got a burr under my saddle wanting to redesign the church's bulletin announcements insert. It's currently the classic Wall O' Text where everything and anything gets put. Hoping to cut down on the amount of info and come up with something that looks appealing, but also all flows together so each week I can add or drop announcements without having to totally rejigger the whole layout.

I've done a few drafts and everything is either a ton of work, or all heavy boxes and terrible looking (that's the Ellie Special ™), or both.

Also I keep getting bogged down in tiny details instead of drafting the overall look.

I have tried Pinterest and the rest of the interblag for some design inspiration, but I'm not sure what to search for to find similar projects. Looking for actual bulletin announcements either gets dusty church clipart monstrosities, or "we're not a regular church, we're a cool church!" evangelical bulletins with a big blank page for sermon notes because their service is 85% sermon (WHERE IS YOUR EUCHARIST, YOU FUCKING HEATHENS).

Just complaining I guess. I'm not super great at design and that makes me mad at myself.
You might find something you like by googling "episcopal church bulletin templates" and poking around some of the links.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 12 Jul 2017, 14:19

This week's annoyance: our exterior banners. I think this is a very stupid picture to use to advertise this service, but my boss loves it.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Warren » 12 Jul 2017, 21:25

I had to google "sung compline" to find out if it was somebody's name or not (it's not).
The picture isn't half the Bwa? as:
An ancient service of prayer, chanting, and mystery
So like religious larping? Are we suppose to figure out who done it?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Jasper » 13 Jul 2017, 13:33

Darken it up a bit and make it fuzzy and you got yourself a photo of a genuine flying saucer.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Mo » 13 Jul 2017, 13:37

Warren wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 21:25
The picture isn't half the Bwa? as:
An ancient service of prayer, chanting, and mystery
So like religious larping? Are we suppose to figure out who done it?
You have to figure out what, "Only the penitent man may pass," means while wondering why there are a bunch of decapitated bodies outside of the chapel.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 13 Jul 2017, 14:05

Ellie wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 14:19
This week's annoyance: our exterior banners. I think this is a very stupid picture to use to advertise this service, but my boss loves it.

preview (1).jpg
no picture of people actually singing?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 23 Jul 2017, 01:08

What's a good Garamond like font that can be used on the web, in print, and in pdf/ms-word?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 23 Jul 2017, 08:50

Does it have to be free?

There's a garamond for web etc via Google fonts

https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cormorant+Garamond

Roboto slab
Merriweather
Libre Baskerville
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 24 Jul 2017, 05:24

Thanks for the suggestion. It doesn't have to be free.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by tr0g » 25 Jul 2017, 21:32

Yeah but how can you tell at a glance which junk a raccoon is packing? Also, gay raccoons? - Hugh Akston
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Mo » 25 Jul 2017, 22:16

That's super neat. I have this hanging on my wall at home.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dead_elvis » 28 Jul 2017, 11:38

"Never forget: a war on undocumented immigrants by necessity is a war on all of our freedoms of association and movement."

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Sandy » 28 Jul 2017, 12:28

Oh, I have enough hate to go around.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 28 Jul 2017, 13:52

Jesus that's digging into the history bag tho. I rarely see it in the wild.

I'm starting to hate Gotham black tho which is bad because I use it constantly on my own stuff.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by JasonL » 28 Jul 2017, 15:07

Plus I kinda feel like theres a thing you might want to evoke on a poster or album cover or something such that it has a bit of a purpose. There is no purpose for comic sans. Not ever not in any context.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 01 Mar 2018, 23:41

This is why not everyone is cut out (no pun intended) to be a designer. Stressed, blessed, coffee, and obsessed?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 09 Sep 2018, 10:19

There's a paid speaker at the church where I work, a professor from a nearby college, talking about ways the Bible has been used in arguments for and against immigration. It actually seems like an interesting talk. But his Powerpoint slides are ALL IN COMIC SANS wtf
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