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This is one of the corporate images I’m suggesting for my ex-co-worker, he is opening a design company, and hopefully I may possibly be one of the future associates of his company.

The translation of the company name: Distinct
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cberry240 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
I agree with all ElenaSham comments about spacing from the edges, gradient and "design solutions" being wider than the name (also it's not aligned on the left). Now I have a few of my own...

Why the water drop? What's it saying about the company? Why brown? For a company that is named distinct the design is rather bland. (Not to sound too harsh). The design could really use more personality including the type. Think about your layouts and how the pieces interact.

Envelope: The logo is too small and the contact info is placed oddly. All you need is the address not the phone, email, or name. Enlarge and fade watermark...it looks like a mistake

Business card: The front is ok I personally think you landscape it. As for the back what is all that copy? It's not necessary. Here you should have name, title, email, address, phone and website. In that order (you can leave out one or more of those).

Letterhead: Again think about the layout. The logo is too small, lose the name, try and bring the contact info and the logo near each other. Maybe some sort of containing device or something.


Just some suggestions.
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7grims Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
First of all thanks for the great comment :D love this haha

Well the drop is more of an ink drop, and design lives on printings (colour drops ) =P
brown... well I was just tired of the colours that my partner was suggesting me so I just start trying crazy colours, guess brown wasn’t the smartest choice, but at list I made my partner change the original red colour that he wanted.
And yes, the thing isn't so much distinct, the distinct proposals were eliminated on the beginning... don’t ask…
Lettering: belongs to my partner, don’t like much of it too, would small case all the letters and probably get another type

Envelope: I made it rushy, didn’t pay attention to it, it was just made for being there, I know it haves to much unnecessary shit :D lol

business card: well this one you have to complain to my partner, he was the one who wanted all those things, in part he is right, ppl are stupid and don’t know what we do, so that is a list of our products.

Letterhead: logo too small??? I wanted it more small :D haha, and I guess being the info on the down place gives some sort o balance to the object.

Resuming, this was a fast and stupid work, lots of mistakes, it's what appends when we rush things, in the end I just wanted help my partner that was having a blank, this helped him freeing his mind from those ideas he wasn’t liking and couldn’t let go.
But I probably will change the stuff in here, there’s lots of things that really aren’t working well.

Hey, really, truly thanks for all the critics, and next time be harsh as you please, don’t mind at all :D thanks a lot ;)
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avaizhashmi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Impressive
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
thank you for commenting ;)
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Grynz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
Gostei do design, mas a logomaraca está meio estranha na min ha opnião.
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
obrigado.

pois tens razao, realmente este n era o melhor logosimbolo para a coisa. n é o k comunica melhor, por isso eu e o meu colega ja alteramos a coisa.
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ElenaSham Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
well.. i like it. But as long as it's for design company, it should follow the rules of design. And the first mistake that i notices, is that the writing under the name of the company is wider than the name of the company, wich is not right in that case. So i can suggest you to fix that - and it's gona look much better.
Second - dont use gradient on the logo. It's good enough to look fine even without gradient. It'll make it look solid
Then space from the edges of businesscard should be bigger.
Well.. i got some more suggestions, but they are small, but keep up good work! )
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:D yeaaa, first of all thank you for the severe critic. I like it this way, fast, clear and direct.

About the writing under the name of the company, I don’t have my degree yet but, I worked about one year and half on a design company, and that was never a problem, and much more I find it hard to follow such a strict rule as that one, gosh it’s like the rules and laws that I had when projecting architecture... and that’s bad, such harsh things restricting our imagination and freeness of composition.

About the gradient, I’m a very colour solid and verctorial kind of designer, were I used to work, we couldn’t use gradients (because of the price), but in this logo I found a way to go around my problems. Still you are right, because in the end this isn’t the best logo for the company.

About the space from the edges of the business card, totally right, I should give it more space.

If you like, please continue the critic, I like you already, love ppl that we can really speak freely about design ;)
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ElenaSham Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
aw thank you ))
well.. about the rules. Can i suggest you one book that will change your way of looking at design as a "set imagination free" thing?

There's great saying in this book: Break the rules of design only in case, if you know how to use those breaks. So the same applyes to this design (and writing) Just try it - and u will see that it gives a better look to the logo.

Well, i got 2 years of expirience, and it's not that much, but still im conserned that books (any books, even tutorials) are the best source of information. And other people's work - the best source of inspiration. Btw, i hate to read, but this book itself it's not really about reading. It's more about pictures that speak for themselfs. So the book is Design Basics Index by Jim Krause. You can find it at Ebay, or Amazon.com etc...

After reading this book i've changed my way of doing loooads of things.

And all my knowledge of design is from reading, spotting some stuff etc. Again there's a thread about it in this book.
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome, I researched about the book, and find out an index series collection.
Now I can wait to get them, I’m really exited with the idea of reading them.

I already had some good design books, but never one with rules, I wonder what they invented. Looks like extreme. But I’m keeping my self open minded, after all I realized that they are rules in design, but I’ve learn them naturally, not by reading books or having a list of rules in my front.

:D this is way I love to meet ppl of my area. Thank you ;)
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ElenaSham Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
believe me i hate rules too, but when u'll apply them - u ll see how your designs will improve straight after.

btw, do all the exercises that are in book, really handy tool for understanding, i just loved them.

and make sure you let me know what you think of it after u read it))) kk?

thanx for friends, i'll add u aswell -)
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I sure will see and try the exercises to see how good the stuff is.

;)
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Perlekes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
you have a gift..make things simple and great :p
use the force grims :D
bom trabalho miudo..gosto mt dos teus trabalhos de design
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
obrigado :D and yes I use the force wisely :D hehehe
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Cris2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
very cleaan!!nice
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
obrigado ;)

epa tens de me mostrar os teus projectos meu. ja andas ai a produzir bues cenas mas n mostras nada.
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jheermann Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Nice, very slick.
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
hey man ;)
how things going?

thanks for the comment
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ediiip Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
nice work :clap:
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
hey man :D how you are doing ;) ?

thanks for the comment
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ediiip Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
thank you
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Muito obrigado, maior parte do IC já é uma formula minha que eu inventei há já algum tempo, quando estou mais enrascado de tempo recorro a ela, nem sempre dá para perder imenso tempo a inovar, mas o bom desta forma é que é simples e resulta bem.
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oosdn1oo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Está.... distinto e simples =)
:peace:
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Obrigado, o meu colega n acha k está distinto o suficiente, e acho k já começo a dar-lhe razão. :D
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oosdn1oo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Espero bem que o teu colega seja uma pessoa sensata. xD
:peace:
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
é sensato, aprendi muito sobre design com ele, eu e ele sempre conseguimos ver os erros um do outro e fazer com k o trabalho suba mais um nível ate chegar a perfeiçao :D hehehe
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gu-i Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Gostei!!!! Parabéns!!!
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Obrigado, mesmo assim já estou na dúvida sobre o trabalho, n sei se será o melhor logosímbolo para a cena.
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gu-i Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Hmmm....eu, particularmente, não vi problema algum...mas vou olhar com mais cautela...
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
pois, eu e o o meu colega chegamos a conclusao k secalhar este nao é mesmo a melhor cena. ele fez mais um redesign, agora a coisa tem outro aspecto.
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zezeeeeee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
i like tke the shape of the logo and the color :clap:
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, its kind of the second time I try to make a logo like this, but I always had a pantone managing problem, that suddenly I resolved it very easily :D
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Really liek the logo...and the earthy browns.
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I still don’t know if that is the best colour, the original concept logo was red, but I really didn’t like it, and brown is more unusual, so its stays kind of cool.
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I think its better than the red would be.
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dremDDl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Nicely done!
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man :D
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slugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Awesome logo design. :)
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, I also like it, but my co-worker wants something different… It’s up to him now.
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thecleber Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm..simple and clean..good work
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, for me it always haves to be minimal, even thought sometimes I want to make the thing more complex I always tend to simplify it.
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stephanielok Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
very nice layout! awesome!
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7grims Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, I’m glad that I accomplished so fast, still I think I could had choose some better colour.
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