Business Card Try #2-Total Revision

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by eric-holmes, May 26, 2010.

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Do you like it?

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After several and several days of editing, running different ideas through mine and my wifes head, I have cameup with this. It is my favorite to date. But as I have been taught on TPF, it's not about if you like it, it's about if others like it. So, do you like it?

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    It seems that you need to edit your email info...right now it's the same as your URL (eric@ericholmesphotography.com perhaps?). It's sleek and simple, and I like it. The font of your last name appears to be a bit more bold than your first name. If that's the look you're going for, it needs to stand out more.

    As an aside, it doesn't match the logo on your website. Might want to change that too.

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    Good catch on the email! I'm sure it would have totally slipped. I have looked at it so many times. Yes, the last name is supposed to be bold. So you think it needs more bold?
     
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    Nice and clean. I like it. Of course fix the e-mail addy.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Email revision added.
     
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    I do.

    You can tell that it is bold text, but because the font is so thin, it's hard to see. I would imagine that once it is re-sized, it will be even harder to tell the difference.
     
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    I would lose the graphics for the phone/e-mail/website.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for your suggestion.
     
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    I think its clean and simple. I like it but what do I know...
     
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    Eric
    I agree with Mike, the items other than your name are distracting. Were you planning on using the backside of the card?

    That is where I would place 'other' information. The house, phone, and envelope are gimicky, additional 'stuff' that is unnessary. Don't clutter your card with gimicks.


    This is just my personal opinion, but the colors are boring and drab, almost like a dark wintery evening storm approaching.


    Think of it this way.
    Throw a number of different business cards on your desk. Then look quickly and see which one(s) catch your eye.
     
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    I noticed one other item that caught my attention.

    The line/transition that separates the two shades of color is very straight as it swoops down towards the right lower corner.

    Maybe try more of a curve - view it without the fonts and maybe make the top and bottom mimick each other in shape and size. Then keep the curved line you come up with and move it up and down in the vertical plane when the card is in landscape to see what may look better.
     
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    +1.
    People will know what they are and they clutter up the card and look cheesy. I would also recommend left justifying the phone, etc, to balance the card.

    I recommend a space between your first and last name and stroke each with black.

    Your name is the most important information on the card, should be highlighted and unquestionably the main element.
     

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