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    Just thought I would post this for a final critique before submission.
    It looks kind of boring to me, but I can't go too crazy with it so I'm stuck.

    Advice?
    Last edited by morea; 08-26-2005, 12:33 PM.
    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

  • #2
    not wanting to be penickity my love, but the AGA is swedish, not british [img]/DesktopModules/dotNetBB/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    i'd also perhaps try it with a dark green band at the top behind the logo and copy and have the title line in white ? might compliment the red nicely. I say this purely because i associate aga with homely-ness, family and warmth, and it feels alittle white and minimal/cold.

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    • #3
      my boss wanted to emphasize that these are quite popular in Britain - at least, that's what he tells me! [img]/DesktopModules/dotNetBB/emoticons/lol.gif[/img]

      I am intrigued by your idea though, I felt that it was a little too plain. Let me play with it a little bit more. Thanks!

      'They say time is the fire in which we burn.'
      - Dr. Tolian Soran</font>
      "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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      • #4
        I'm with Bear on this. A splash of color in the head banner wouldn't hurt. Also, as far as the copy goes, I would cap the L in live. You might consider rewording that section as follows:

        Live cooker on premises. To set up a demonstration, call us.

        Just my .02. It's good to see a fellow Albanian hard at work. Other than those suggestions, the ad looks good!

        That's how I roll!
        Last edited by morea; 08-26-2005, 12:36 PM.
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        • #5
          Ha! I've been looking at this for so long I didn't even realize that the 'l' in 'live' was lowercase. Yikes!

          I'll keep at it! Thanks for the direction, guys!
          Last edited by morea; 08-26-2005, 12:36 PM.
          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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          • #6
            I'm British and that's not what i would call a cooker!?! It's a Range! Okay to be fair, it's a Range cooker, but we'd never call it just a Cooker!

            That aside, i do like the ad.



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            • #7
              thanks beanz! [img]/DesktopModules/dotNetBB/emoticons/lol.gif[/img]

              'They say time is the fire in which we burn.'
              - Dr. Tolian Soran</font>
              "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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              • #8
                still plugging away at it...
                Last edited by morea; 08-26-2005, 12:33 PM.
                "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                • #9
                  I think that black stroke on the header is a little too thick, I'm going to play with that a bit.

                  'They say time is the fire in which we burn.'
                  - Dr. Tolian Soran</font>
                  "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                  • #10
                    when i was in britain, they called aga's an 'aga'. but who can afford them?!?

                    morea, i'm not keen on the way your body text is 'gap toothed', and the 'gauch' is just a little too cozy with your black line. also, i would not include your first period in your perenthesis. i would set it as 'cooker'. rather than 'cooker.'

                    why the black line at all? what about blocks of colour, or shifting the photo so that you don't need your line? just brainstorming here.

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                    • #11
                      hey unc - thanks for the feedback - not to be dense, but I'm not really sure I know what you mean by the text being 'gap toothed' - can you clarify a little please?

                      'They say time is the fire in which we burn.'
                      - Dr. Tolian Soran</font>
                      "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                      • #12
                        Aga's or Ranges have become pretty mainstream/trendy now, and aren't as expensive, or well made come to that, as they used to be lol! Still out of my price range (excuse the pun) though; i've just got a cooker!

                        Something about the green header doesn't look right/as good as the original. You're probably right about the stroke being the cause!



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                        • #13
                          Have I told you how much I love you guys? Whenever I get stuck, you're always able to un-stick me.

                          It's coming along nicely... keep at it! [img]/DesktopModules/dotNetBB/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

                          'They say time is the fire in which we burn.'
                          - Dr. Tolian Soran</font>
                          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                          • #14
                            gap toothed - watch your leading and kerning. not that it's insanely out of whack, but the serif, black & white and space around your text brings to mind a zebra...confuses the eye. i can't read it. perhaps it's just on the screen though, so print it out and see what your eye does when you change all that around.

                            sorry - english is my second language today. the first being 'in-tongues'. (still recovering).

                            anyone else explain what i mean?

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                            • #15
                              ah, I think I see what you mean. Thanks!

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