I submit a marketing piece to promote a DJ. I would appreciate anyone’s thoughts.
On a general note: I quite like it. Haven’t got much time right now, but please do check the setting of your body copy: there’s some nasty gaps in the lines of text. I’m posting an image to show you what I mean. The easiest way would be to ditch QuarkXPress and lay-out the piece in InDesign. ;) The choice of type is sound, but I’m wondering if the illustration doesn’t refer to Japanese manga a bit too much. I don’t know what the Brits think of this? Anyone?
I think the illie rocks! Nitpick: 80’s should be ’80s and you need curly quotes! (I’m guessing this was done in Illustrator. You can force them with opt-shift-] if you’re on a Mac.)
By the way, I’ve moved this thread from General Discussions to Critique > Typography / Composition.
Please don’t let me misunderstood: the ilustration does rock, but I was just wondering how much it was inﬂuenced by manga, and that’s why I asked a second opinion by our Brit colleagues. Anyways, your comment was way past your bedtime, Stephen. I really do cherish my 9 hours of impunity. Wouldn’t want you to stay up all night to hog all the fun. P.S. This is the very ﬁrst time I tried to reply from within my e-mail app, and it didn’t come through. What did I do wrong?
hey, that would be Bon Bon from Cosmic. http://www.cosmicdebris.com/fun/BonBon/BBmainpage.cfm
Second nitpick: “They’re bored of the 80’s…” should read “They’re bored with the ’80s…”