My image font i had created and designed in illustrator.old skool (pop in and critique )

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My image font i had created and designed in illustrator.old skool (pop in and critique )
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This a font i have created and designed in illustrator. Like dont like
Target audience ???
I need to design a suitable character to fit with the logo any suggestions.

by jonny aka hansolo

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I don't mean to offend, but it's pretty illegible. The O looks like a G; the L looks like a K; the K looks like an arrow, and the floating part made me wonder if it was a lower-case i. Only the D is easily recognizable as a D, although you might get away with the S if everything else were more clear. As it is, when I first looked at it, I thought it said GKdSiKGGK. It took a bit of effort to decipher.

If I didn't have to read it, though, I'd say it looks nice.

Hope that helps.

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I think the treatment and colors are cool -- and I like the general feel -- but I also agree that you shoul increase legibility. There are lots of logos in this style and I think it would be good to look at some comparison examples. The Los Logos book series is packed with marks like this.

Was this drawn from scratch?

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yes drawn from scratch. I will check out the los logos book.
Cheers

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hi dirt castle you mention typographic grid illustrations
on a previos post.
Its a bit small and i cant see it on the link . Do you know were i can see this larger .

it will hep me cheers

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You can click on the cover image at amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Typographic-Systems-Kimberly-Elam/dp/1568986874

...and then keep clicking on "Suprise Me" like 100 times and eventually you will see much of the book.

Having said that, I noticed that a lot of the best layouts aren't available to view at amazon. Sometimes you just gotta throw down and buy it or go search it out at a bookstore. There are used copies of this book for $10 at Amazon.

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cheers thanks alot

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dirtcasstle were is the suprise me btn i cant see it.
cheers

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"Surprise me" is part of the "Look Inside" feature. Maybe it's not available in the UK? Anyway, here's where to find it, if you can:

You can get to it by hovering over the image of the book:

Or by clicking on the image of the book:

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sweet as a nut the option is there. nice 1 thanks alot.

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aric have you read the book there is not many pages available; however i like what i see.

just a qesution so a good rule of thumb is start with a 3 by 3 grid sstem 9 squares is this known as the rule of thirds.

So this does apply to any sized paper a3 a4 as elam uses a square and a4 is not square???

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I got about 20 different pages of surprise me. You really gotta keep on clicking, because it's not really random. They hide pages in there. Literally, click like 50+ times to see all of them.

If you want conventional grids, start with Making and Breaking the Grid or Grid Systems by Muller-Brockmann.

The Elam books are more about showing the wide range of possibilities (applicable to publishing, as well as fine art).

If you need to find specific advice for a specific project, you should look to contemporary, real-world examples.

Is there a specific project you need a grid for?

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or....it might be easier to head to a bookstore and physically flick througha copy of the book.

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Paul
Design Studio Melbourne

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i have simplefied my design to the skeleton. On the negative spacing should keep equual distance between each letter.

Or do i look at the negative space and look for a interesting shape. Ive used a square to measure the distance.

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Jonny, sorry for the delayed response. I haven't read the book; I just happened to know where the "Surprise Me!" button was.

Your new letters look good. Keep at it.

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They are the same letters and spacing I have just removed the some of the areas.

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They are the same letters as before.The letters have the same spacing as well and I have just removed the some of the areas which may not have been suitable to every 1 . Thanks i am glad you like the letters