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    * revised as of 7-10...
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    A number of you had given me some very helpful critiques last year on my current business cards...I'm now running out and want to give them a new look.

    Here's the background...my business is car related graphic design. I do custom paint design for show cars, race cars, company vehicles, also logo design, full color renderings of project cars for magazines, event T-shirt artwork, etc.

    Anyway, I'm looking to start branching out in hopes of doing work for other types of companies, but my true passion is for cars, so I want to keep that feel in the card design, hence the subtle flames in design 4 and my signature "TM" tire tread design in some off these.

    Please give me some advice on which cards or elements you think are the strongest or what I could do to hone one of these down.

    Anyway, here is my current card...
    http://www.satanclauz.com/~ynot/current_card_04.jpg

    And here are the other ideas, all of which have a front and back to each...








    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
    Last edited by YNOT; 07-11-2005, 07:51 AM. Reason: Revised as of 7-10*
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  • #2
    1 front, and 3 back looks good to me. I just love business cards that can show an exmple of your work, without need to visit a website or carry additional material around. I'd maybe consider keeping to black/grey on the back too ... orange seems a bit overkill ... I love the idea of just black/grey ... or maybe restirct it to the signature/logo alone.

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    • #3
      I like 1 & 2 alot, 2's back. I think I'd go with number 1 though, I really do like the idea of it just in black/grey also but I would try variations of colors on these. Try out one where everything is black/grey on the car front like it is now and then introduce a little bit of orange like on the tire track graphic and the white letters, then take the back of number 2 and make it orange. You got some great designs here though and the color decision you make will be personal preference.

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      • #4
        I like #1 all the way. A few suggestions though:

        1: On the front, I think you could really draw attention to your name by using that orange. Everything else is grey so why not make a splash?

        2: On the back, I would go with that same grey from the front on your name or perhaps graphic designer just to catch the eye.

        A little bit of color goes a long way. Really outstanding business cards Y. Great job!
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        • #5
          i agree with the grey but i like it best on the card you are currently using. i like the front of 4 with the backs info & your current front. if you want to change the feel maybe choose a different color. my.02 keep us informed
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          • #6
            I LIKE #2 alot. I like how you've turned your tm graphic into tire tread.

            #4 also has some possibilities, with the pinstriping/flame idea.

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            • #7
              I really like 1 and 2. But I think that I was more drawn to 1 because it was so different.
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              • #8
                I say do them all.
                Less be more.

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                • #9
                  i like 1, 2 and 4,
                  2 and 4 being my favourites!
                  love the colours you have going and the "squiggly" thing on top of your logo in 4!
                  1 is good if you want to show your work rather then just having your details on it
                  good luck
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                  • #10
                    I can honestly say i like em all, including your original one!

                    The most professional way to decide, i believe, would be to draw straws!

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                    • #11
                      I like them all...alot, but #4 the best....very nice!
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                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm going to try to update these next week if I get a spare moment. I'll post my updates then. I'm still unsure of which direction I'm going to go on these. I'm always so undecisive on my own jobs, I like a little of this, a little of that, and can never be happy with anything I finally decide on.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by YNOT
                          Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm going to try to update these next week if I get a spare moment. I'll post my updates then. I'm still unsure of which direction I'm going to go on these. I'm always so undecisive on my own jobs, I like a little of this, a little of that, and can never be happy with anything I finally decide on.
                          I think many of us are in the same boat when it comes to designing our own stuff.

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                          • #14
                            I would use "Front No. 1" as the back of your card but just have your web address, I dig the straight grayscale.
                            I would use "Front No. 2" as your front, I think the black orange split would be nice. Have you tried cranking it so that it is a vertical layout? I really like the gray truck illustration but all of your other card designs are horizontal, I think it might work better if you didn't have to turn the card when you flip it over.
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                            • #15
                              Tmoore designs

                              I liked all your designs, at least for the fact that you have put a good amount of time behind them - as far as the overall outlook goes it is the color (orange) that does seem a bit on the opposite side... i feel its too bright to be on a visiting card - suggest you could settle with a grey for that?

                              keep it up!
                              best regards
                              raj

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