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    I am currently in the process of making a series of poster, displaying the 10 rules of graphic design. These rules are poster form and made to be displayed in design studio's or universities. This is my self initiated brief and my most thought out work.

    Here is one idea for one of the rules. Highlighting the fact that Helvetica was primarily a communicative typeface. But now is put into any form of design. They are many more decorative typeface to choose from.
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    The entire posters is decorated. Remove the type and its nothing BUT decoration... Not really the message your type says.
    Professional Pixel Pusher Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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    • #3
      I agree. I dont' get the graphic at all and how it correlates.
      I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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      • #4
        Oh, there's rules now, eh? Dang.

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        • #5
          Big decoration, tiny little type, message saying don't do it.


          Reverse psychology...double time?

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          • #6
            agreed

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            • #7
              maybe just have all type but in the word decoration, instead of type, have all that decoration in the forms of the letters, kinda where it may be a bit difficult to read.

              this will relay the message that too much decoration is hard to read, which equals less effective way of communication.

              just a thought. have fun!!

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              • #8
                I don't even agree with the "rule" let alone the design. You should watch the Helvetica movie.
                Less be more.

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                • #9
                  i watched the helvetice movie. i made the design to contradict itself, because subliminally i wanted it too break the rules. maybe i never made that clear in the design. I have another design which i want to show with no decoration.


                  Does any one have any ideas for design rules. they can be funny, principal or just what you think. about the way designers should design.
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                  • #10
                    Design rule #1: Hire a professional
                    Design rule #2: Follow rule number 1 to a 'T'.
                    Professional Pixel Pusher Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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                    • #11
                      don't use comic sans

                      "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                      This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                      there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SM. View Post
                        Does any one have any ideas for design rules. they can be funny, principal or just what you think. about the way designers should design.
                        This iswell worth a read:

                        http://www.thedesigncubicle.com/2008...aphy-mistakes/

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                        • #13
                          To communicate you dont play mind games...its a complete contradiction.

                          How is the adverage Joe Bloggs meant to know you meant something subliminally?..

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                          • #14
                            rules are made to be broken.

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                            • #15
                              New version

                              Look at this and tell me what you think.
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