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11/20/2009 12:53:03 PM · #26
Did you try flipping the image with the cookies so the kids are underneath the text, and the cookies are on the right? I haven't tried it, but I think it might work.
11/20/2009 01:11:57 PM · #27
Originally posted by vikas:

For the font sizes - typically on a business card - emails are 7-8pts (this is in the middle), Names and titles are 10-12 pts (again somewhere close to that) - there is no set rule but usually business cards have a lot more content and those sizes tend to work nice.

Although if you try to print this with a jpg image on your regular home printer, fonts might not look crisp. But with an illustrator output printed using an offset printer this will work well - just from what I have seen in past!


Good to know on the font size. I am printing mock-ups on a color laser printer and I agree they aren't as sharp as they would be in reality.
11/20/2009 01:30:38 PM · #28
Ditch the papyrus--and i'm far from snobbish about it! :) Both of vikas' designs look great. I would use both--The kids one is sure to bring hits to your (future) website.

Oops, didn't read Vikas' post about printing both. I concur...

Message edited by author 2009-11-20 13:31:06.
11/20/2009 01:33:07 PM · #29
This is my idea for a business card. Very sorry for kill your image using the clone tool in any way.

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11/20/2009 01:38:24 PM · #30
Originally posted by mpeters:

Ditch the papyrus


et tu, Peters?
11/20/2009 01:39:04 PM · #31
I think the font is fine. It could use some kerning and a bit of leading taken out here and there but I like that font a lot too.

It's a bit hard to read, Doc. I think the problem comes from where the lighter colored text crosses the light spots on the photo. Have you tried just putting the text in the black area??

If you'd like, I'll jump into InDesign and with your font and chosen image give it a whirl later?
11/20/2009 01:41:30 PM · #32
Originally posted by TCGuru:

I think the font is fine. It could use some kerning and a bit of leading taken out here and there but I like that font a lot too.

It's a bit hard to read, Doc. I think the problem comes from where the lighter colored text crosses the light spots on the photo. Have you tried just putting the text in the black area??

If you'd like, I'll jump into InDesign and with your font and chosen image give it a whirl later?


Go for it.

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Anybody like the font I used on this entry?

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11/20/2009 01:48:23 PM · #33
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Anybody like the font I used on this entry?

Holy seventies. ;)
11/20/2009 01:57:17 PM · #34
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by TCGuru:

I think the font is fine. It could use some kerning and a bit of leading taken out here and there but I like that font a lot too.

It's a bit hard to read, Doc. I think the problem comes from where the lighter colored text crosses the light spots on the photo. Have you tried just putting the text in the black area??

If you'd like, I'll jump into InDesign and with your font and chosen image give it a whirl later?


Go for it.

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Anybody like the font I used on this entry?

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perfect. but change it from rainbow to light purple to contrast with your photo. :P
11/20/2009 02:18:03 PM · #35
OK, what do people think about this font? Binner Gothic

I basically want a light, elegant, airy font. The Art Deco category on this searchfreefonts appeals to me and I also saw, Anson and DeusenburgSSK.

I'm guessing there is this whole subculture of font aficionados who cringe with my simple, "ooh, that's purdy" approach. :)

Message edited by author 2009-11-20 14:18:23.
11/20/2009 02:23:30 PM · #36
You have to keep it simple and professional looking imo. Think Segoe UI, or Arial Narrow or the like.
11/20/2009 02:29:42 PM · #37
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

OK, what do people think about this font? Binner Gothic

I basically want a light, elegant, airy font. The Art Deco category on this searchfreefonts appeals to me and I also saw, Anson and DeusenburgSSK.

I'm guessing there is this whole subculture of font aficionados who cringe with my simple, "ooh, that's purdy" approach. :)


From those three, i like Anson. it is clean. I don't care for Duesenburg at all.
11/20/2009 02:37:02 PM · #38
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I'm guessing there is this whole subculture of font aficionados who cringe with my simple, "ooh, that's purdy" approach. :)

If you're interested at all in font design and its history try to catch this documentary on Helvetica.

PS: Please make the type large enough to read! I just put an email on my card instead of a phome # ... and I print them 3-up on a 4x6 print (usually at Costco) and cut them out myself, so people see them with the same paper/technology as the prints I make

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Message edited by author 2009-11-20 14:42:08.
11/20/2009 03:27:02 PM · #39
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Anybody like the font I used on this entry?

Holy seventies. ;)


first thing I learned in owning my business..is that you have to keep it plain vanilla for fonts...alot of people can not read anything beyond PV...
11/20/2009 03:44:10 PM · #40
Ok, the next iterations:

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The other picture seems to be the most popular in the office as far as potential cards I've thrown around here.

Message edited by author 2009-11-20 15:44:32.
11/20/2009 03:48:54 PM · #41
These look better, Jason. I would suggest that the word "Email" is redundant -- I think anyone looking at that would understand that it's your email. Personally, I think the "Jason Friesen Photography" would look better as a single line as well.
11/20/2009 03:50:40 PM · #42
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Ok, the next iterations:

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The other picture seems to be the most popular in the office as far as potential cards I've thrown around here.


I like both of these, but REALLY like the purple one the vikas did ... with Bear's suggestion of moving the text to the bottom and Louis' suggestion to keep the font simple ...
11/20/2009 04:05:49 PM · #43
Jason - you might want to look at Moo. They will print your business cards two sided with the text and maybe a small picture on one side and a full size picture on the back. You can use up to 50 of your favorites and they will print them in series. A little more expensive than traditional cards but you get a nice clear business card and still able to show off your work in miniature.

I just did a run and love them.
11/20/2009 04:17:31 PM · #44
Ya, those are just a bit more expensive. ;) I'm getting 1000 for $60.
11/20/2009 04:29:09 PM · #45
Crikey, use Moo, every card different - it's like having a minature portfolio, no cramming the words in - you could use a different font on each one. Well, well worth the money, 1000 cards the same is not very inspirational :)
11/20/2009 04:29:13 PM · #46
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Ya, those are just a bit more expensive. ;) I'm getting 1000 for $60.


LOL! yeah, but they are classy and I don't use many.

edit: forgot to say I also received a 20% discount from a coupon I got at Photoshop World. Still expensive for bus cards.

edit of the edit: one of the advatages is I hang my work at a local breakfast place and it allows me to staple a bus card next to each photo that matches the photo. Good touch I thought.

Message edited by author 2009-11-20 16:32:51.
11/20/2009 04:37:50 PM · #47
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Ya, those are just a bit more expensive. ;) I'm getting 1000 for $60.


LOL! yeah, but they are classy and I don't use many.

edit: forgot to say I also received a 20% discount from a coupon I got at Photoshop World. Still expensive for bus cards.

edit of the edit: one of the advatages is I hang my work at a local breakfast place and it allows me to staple a bus card next to each photo that matches the photo. Good touch I thought.


Do you get sales that way? I've always wondered if anybody sold anything hung in a restaurant.
11/20/2009 04:39:53 PM · #48
Originally posted by jbsmithana:



edit of the edit: one of the advatages is I hang my work at a local breakfast place and it allows me to staple a bus card next to each photo that matches the photo.


Hey, that is a great idea. Never thought of that.
11/20/2009 04:46:57 PM · #49
Originally posted by vikas:

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Since your pictures itself are so amazing, I don't see any point of trying to be creative with fonts, backgrounds, shapes (usual business card stuff). Your name and your pictures speaks well for itself, so here are some quick takes.


Both. AWESOME.
11/20/2009 04:52:25 PM · #50
Originally posted by DrAchoo:


Do you get sales that way? I've always wondered if anybody sold anything hung in a restaurant.


Not an overwhelming amount but I do sell. I live in a small town that has a summer tourist trade and the establishment is a small one women show. Originally I did it as a favor when the owner /cook / friend asked me to hang some work just to help her fill her wall space when she opened. I never intended to sell but people started asking so I kind of eased into it at her urging. Now I hang work up to 24 x 36 Canvas and replace it as it sells. Recently I got a call from a lady that lives in California who had been up here at the end of the summer. She was sorry she did not buy a large canvas I had there and found out from Maryann (the restaurant owner) that it was now sold. I ended up having a 24 x 36 printed on canvas with a deep 2.5 wrap and shipped to her. She loved it! Canvas On Demand gives you a 50% discount if you print two or more so I always end up with a second print free and clear each time I sell one. Pretty cool.

So the short answer is yes.

Message edited by author 2009-11-20 17:00:32.
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