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  • NostalgiaSeeker
    Reply to Critique for my business card
    NostalgiaSeeker
    Good point. Doesn't explain why many other designers I've seen have a both a front to back business card while it's safe just to have the front and leave the back blank. Or is it because one can say it's...
    Today, 02:57 PM
  • PrintDriver
    Reply to Critique for my business card
    PrintDriver
    You think having a blank-backed business card is unprofessional? Or is it because it is your business card you can justify putting stuff all over it and call it designed if you want to.

    When...
    Today, 02:00 PM
  • KitchWitch
    Comment on Critique for my business card
    KitchWitch
    I was thinking the same. Any time I get a business card printed on both sides, my thought is "this company/person has money to burn." I see a business card as a simple take-away contact point,...
    Today, 01:32 PM
  • NostalgiaSeeker
    Reply to Critique for my business card
    NostalgiaSeeker
    Nah, I like to use the back, I know I said I would print this in matte so it can be written on but to me it feels unprofessional to leave the back blank. Plus I'm still fine tuning the design. :3
    Today, 01:24 PM
  • PanToshi
    Reply to Critique for my business card
    PanToshi
    Why make a 2-sided card? Have a one-sided card with one logo and your contact info. Done.
    Today, 12:45 PM

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  • #16
    You've laid down only the freshest gradients and stock splotch decorations. But where are the drop shadows and lens flares? You can't have a great logo without those.

    But seriously, the bottom left one has potential. Tweak the font a little, get rid of the gradients and it will be pretty striking. Color it sage green for added effect.

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    • #17
      Here they are simplified and put into black and white.

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      • #18
        I still think the bottom right one is the best of the group. The edges of the A & G are hard to decipher, spacing them out might help.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by VDM View Post
          I still think the bottom right one is the best of the group. The edges of the A & G are hard to decipher, spacing them out might help.
          Agreed. I prefer the bottom right.
          ♪ Butterfly in the sky,
          I can go twice as high.
          Take a look,
          It's in a book,
          A Reading Rainbow ♫

          Reading Rainbow...

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          • #20
            I think the bottom right is the one that you should focus on and try to improve. The other seem a little bit too confusing. The readability on the others is not great. If I didn't know, beforehand, what the word said it would take me a couple seconds to figure it out.

            People shouldn't have to look at your logo and try to guess what the word is.

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            • #21
              There are really some nice things going on in the bottom right logo. That said, the typography isn't as legible as it could be. If this were strictly a word mark, a stylized typographic treatment would be more warranted. However, the brush and its roots provide the visual interest, so if it were me, I'd give the type a more straight-forward and conservative treatment.

              Just one other thing, now that I think about it. With a word like sage, I'd expect the imagery to be that of a sage, like a sage brush or the herb. The tree in the top logos definitely isn't a sage. And the brush in the bottom right logo isn't exactly a sage brush, but it could be with a few modifications.
              Last edited by B; 03-08-2012, 04:02 PM. Reason: Another thought

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              • #22
                The two at the bottom left are quite interesting, and have an almost ambigram like quality to them. The readability is hampered a bit by the spacings being very tight, and the strong verticals.

                The bottom right is the strongest conceptually, however it's very busy at the moment and could be simplified a lot without reducing the strength of the concept at all. Like <b> said, it would work great if the plant actually resembled a sage plant.

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                • #23
                  Appreciate the advice. Ill work on using a more legible font, and trying to incorporate a sage brush. I've had trouble finding a font where the back and front of the A and G are both straight lines. If they are not straight the concept seems to fall apart. Ill keep working on it.

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                  • #24
                    The bottom right one has some really small detail that will get lost at smaller sizes or in certain printing methods. I would simplify it.
                    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
                    -Steve Jobs

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Sketcher View Post
                      The bottom right one has some really small detail that will get lost at smaller sizes or in certain printing methods. I would simplify it.
                      This is partially why the bottom left version is stronger IMO, plus it kind of looks like knuckles. It's right between a word mark and an icon, it's still legible but you see the shape first then the letters.
                      Design is not decoration.

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