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  • Typeface selection for college project

    Here is something a little bit unusual for you all.

    What display font would you select for the following design and why?

    Message:
    Entice readers of the magazine to spent money on sending their stuff animals to Europa for photo-taking, restoration (fur, eyes, ears), etc.

    Communication Vehicle
    Magazine ad - 8x11

    Primary Audience:
    Kids and young adults that want to have pictures of their stuffed animals in front of European tourist sites.

    Secondary Audience:
    Parents that have to pay for that.

    Design Considerations:
    Fonts should appeal to kids but might also have to instill confidence in parents that this is a good idea.

    Thanks much for any ideas/pointers.

    Personally I am tempted at finger-painting the display font, scanning it and maybe working it up in illustrator.

  • #2
    It depends on what other design elements you have on your piece - illustrations, photography, logos etc.

    There are probably several hundred fonts that would do the job.
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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    • #3
      Can you imagine sending some poor kid's favorite pooky bear to Europe? I can see (and hear) the tears now...LOL!

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      • #4
        But PD, Pooky needs to go on a holiday for some R&R is all. All your crazy antics have worn poor Pooky down.

        There there PD, it's ok, Pooky will be back before you know it. Refreshed, restuffed, re-eyed and nice smelling.
        It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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        • #5
          but will the eyes be as tasty as the old ones were???

          LOL, this reminds me of some commercial where the mom goes out and buys a brand new bear then spends the afternoon washing the car with it, driving over it and taking scissors to it so that she can 'find' the bear her daughter lost. Cute.

          Not helping the OP with his homework font are we?

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          • #6
            Haha, I expected that this would create this kind of discussion.

            I'll post some pictures of the "work" over the 4th. Please be kind, I come from the nerdy developer background.

            And with so many assignments you must be getting, the business idea might not be the best =p.

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            • #7
              Here is a relatively low-res copy of the image.

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              • #8
                Let the mockery begin! =p

                But also give me some pointers. The font is marker felt in reference to what kind of pen would normally be found around toys. I might try to find a crayon font or create one, but am not sure if legibility would deteriorate too much for the "body" text.

                I took all the images either on vacation or in my "studio". Obviously the photocomposition from London and Paris is not perfect, I had to manage the time to dedicate for the picture part. You'll find cloning artifacts in the painted shadow of big ben and in front of the Lourve pyramid where I removed two friends of mine.

                At the bottom text block I kerned a little, but would like for more advise. I also struggled with the alignment/placement of the text blocks. All of them are aligned on the left side and I tried to get the spacing between the top and sides to differ for interest.
                Last edited by rsentgerath; 07-04-2007, 02:07 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rsentgerath
                  Design Considerations:
                  Fonts should appeal to kids but might also have to instill confidence in parents that this is a good idea.
                  There is only one font which is perfectly situated for this brief.

                  Comic Sans was originally developed as a font for a kids' product, and will appeal greatly to them. It will also appeal the the parents' sensibility, as their boss at the office uses it on all his/her memos, emails, and in-house advertising.
                  Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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                  cyclopsphoto.ca

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                  • #10
                    Ned, you evil Canuck...

                    I'm not completely sold on the font choice, though I'm not totally hating it either.

                    The text on the top right seems kinda plopped in and lost, and too small for the space. It also has the same physical weight as the descriptive paragraph. You should treat it as more of a header and make it larger so it stands out from the paragraph below. I'd also make the "We deserve a vacation" a little bigger to give it contrast against the descriptive paragraph. I'd also suggest removing the hyphen in that paragraph. It doesn't look right in such a small block of text.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ned
                      There is only one font which is perfectly situated for this brief.

                      Comic Sans was originally developed as a font for a kids' product, and will appeal greatly to them. It will also appeal the the parents' sensibility, as their boss at the office uses it on all his/her memos, emails, and in-house advertising.
                      Ned, I may be a newbie, but yousa gonna get a spanking for that one!

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                      • #12
                        I have used Comic Sans to communicate to my staff before, to add a human touch! You all think it was not a good choice

                        Here are the first revisions, using Comic Sans for the fun of it and correcting some of the visual hierarchies you all suggested. I switch the type arrangement to a semi-diagonal since I had issues copy-fitting it otherwise. I tried to position the Toylondis in a triangular juxtapose to the two pair of eyes.

                        Please ignore my graphic design skill at this moment, I just started studying GD, my background is 20+ years of coding though.

                        Last edited by rsentgerath; 07-04-2007, 08:26 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Ouch...
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                          • #14
                            Damn, Ned, you're a bad man.

                            Now, me, I like picking fonts by their names, in which case I'd try this :

                            http://www.dafont.com/island-of-misfit-to.font

                            But, froom actually looking at the fonts, I'd probably be more likely to try something like this:

                            http://www.dafont.com/gloogun.font

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                            • #15
                              Forgotted?

                              I think that should be worded being forgotten.
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