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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Eric the .5b » 10 Feb 2014, 11:25

Futura is pleasing as a header font. Very clean, very retro book-cover vibe. Pity there's no proper web version, yet. (Field Notes cheats on their site by hoping people have the font installed.)
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by tr0g » 10 Feb 2014, 11:49

Eric the .5b wrote:Futura is pleasing as a header font. Very clean, very retro book-cover vibe. Pity there's no proper web version, yet. (Field Notes cheats on their site by hoping people have the font installed.)
You should use Exocet instead.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by lunchstealer » 10 Feb 2014, 16:03

tr0g wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:Futura is pleasing as a header font. Very clean, very retro book-cover vibe. Pity there's no proper web version, yet. (Field Notes cheats on their site by hoping people have the font installed.)
You should use Exocet instead.

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I always thought that font looked a bit Stark.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Eric the .5b » 10 Feb 2014, 18:50

tr0g wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:Futura is pleasing as a header font. Very clean, very retro book-cover vibe. Pity there's no proper web version, yet. (Field Notes cheats on their site by hoping people have the font installed.)
You should use Exocet instead.

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When it comes to Exocet, I'm with Noah, here:

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ETA: There's a sans serif version: http://www.virusfonts.com/fonts/patriot#characters
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 10 Feb 2014, 19:55

futura and franklin gothic are both beautiful fonts, though neither does as great in their heavier weights.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ayn_Randian » 10 Feb 2014, 20:00

dhex wrote:futura and franklin gothic are both beautiful fonts, though neither does as great in their heavier weights.
I use Franklin Gothic for my e-mails. I love it.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2014, 07:44

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jun 2014, 07:49

dbcooper wrote:Comic Sans for Cancer

http://www.comicsanscancer.com/#home
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by tr0g » 18 Jun 2014, 09:38

Ayn_Randian wrote:
dhex wrote:futura and franklin gothic are both beautiful fonts, though neither does as great in their heavier weights.
I use Franklin Gothic for my e-mails. I love it.
I envy you people not locked into corporate style manuals. I get Colibri. Why? Because brand identity, that's why.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 18 Jun 2014, 09:40

there are worse things than calibri. better things too.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by tr0g » 18 Jun 2014, 10:19

dhex wrote:there are worse things than calibri. better things too.
True dat. It's in that sweet spot where it's different enough to be somewhat distinctive but not so different anyone can get upset about it.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by JasonL » 18 Jun 2014, 11:22

We are a calibri shop as well.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Jun 2014, 12:49

Calibri is OK. I'm still fond of the old beginning-typography-geek typefaces - Helvetica, Futura, etc.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 30 Jul 2014, 13:42

I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay. I am happy and sad at the same time.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Taktix® » 30 Jul 2014, 14:37

Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay. I am happy and sad at the same time.
I googled "Jesus wrestling" in order to find a clever picture to follow up your post, but there are just too many gems to pick only one...
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jul 2014, 14:38

Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay. I am happy and sad at the same time.
I'm sure Stevo could Photoshop something that had God arm wrestling some biblical character.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 30 Jul 2014, 14:44

Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay. I am happy and sad at the same time.
do like a big ole prize fight bulletin like Jacob "The Hipster Gripster" v. God "The Father"
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Warren » 30 Jul 2014, 15:02

Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay.
Of course it is. You just have to dispense with the patriarchy propaganda that god is a man.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Taktix® » 30 Jul 2014, 15:42

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This guy's drinking, smoking cigatettes, booting heroin, doing coke, gambling, dabbling in the occult, plotting an invasion of Europe, and playing with firearms, all while fighting off a choke hold from the jeez...
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Jasper » 30 Jul 2014, 16:30

Taktix® wrote:
Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay. I am happy and sad at the same time.
I googled "Jesus wrestling" in order to find a clever picture to follow up your post, but there are just too many gems to pick only one...
All I got was a lot of Mexicans in masks...
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 30 Jul 2014, 16:54

Warren wrote:
Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay.
Of course it is. You just have to dispense with the patriarchy propaganda that god is a man.
He's a canon dude in the story, though. The Bible says Jacob wrestled with "a man" and all. If I erase God's preferred gender identity in this case, aren't I capitulating to the patriarchy after all?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by thoreau » 30 Jul 2014, 17:08

God brought forth all life. That suggests to me that God is female-bodied. But canon says that God's preferred gender identity is male. So it would be transphobic to gender God as female.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Warren » 30 Jul 2014, 17:08

Ellie wrote:
Warren wrote:
Ellie wrote:I'm trying to make a pretty bulletin cover for the reading where Jacob wrestles God. Apparently it's not possible to take a wrestling photo that doesn't look super duper gay.
Of course it is. You just have to dispense with the patriarchy propaganda that god is a man.
He's a canon dude in the story, though. The Bible says Jacob wrestled with "a man" and all. If I erase God's preferred gender identity in this case, aren't I capitulating to the patriarchy after all?
How's that? You can have gay god or babe god, take your pick.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Kolohe » 21 Feb 2015, 14:30

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...
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Warren » 22 Feb 2015, 18:22

So what you're saying is, the solution to violent extremism is extreme violetism?
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