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Topic: Design Challange. . . . (Read 12202 times) previous topic - next topic

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Design Challange. . . .
OK I'm burnt and can't come up with anything I'm liking so I figure I'll give all yous guys a crack at it.

I need a logo. Biggest catch is it's for letterpress so some limitations do apply. I can get a metal or polymer plate made for it so your not stuck to movable type ;) screens are most likely out of the question though. The logo is for Full Metal Press.

Have at it.
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Full Metal Press

That is the logo company you need help with. and it is going to print on a letter press?
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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what type of business is it and how many colors?
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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We all run on empty sometimes. (Me more than most)

I like to trawl through this site to get a few ideas..

http://www.misipile.com/

...clean and simple solids are what you'd need for a letterpress job - or you could go for a blind emboss if it's for stationery.


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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Cool...you typed "challange" exactly how I pronounce it when I'm trying to sound French, spoken with a sultry sh at the beginning.
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Cool...you typed "challange" exactly how I pronounce it when I'm trying to sound French, spoken with a sultry sh at the beginning.


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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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'Tis my calling in life. I stay pretty busy going through every blog on the Internet, leaving comments on posts that have spelling & grammar errors in them. You do realize I'm going to change the world, one typo at a time.
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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'Tis my calling in life. I stay pretty busy going through every blog on the Internet, leaving comments on posts that have spelling & grammar errors in them. You do realize, I'm going to change the world , one typo at a time.


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  • Last Edit: August 06, 2008, 09:20:27 AM by ninjaPB_43
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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'Tis my calling in life. I stay pretty busy going through every blog on the Internet, leaving comments on posts that have spelling & grammar errors in them. You do realize, I'm going to change the world , one typo at a time.


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You! Do realize, I'm going to change the world. One. Typo. At. A. Time.
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Back. On. Topic.
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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yeah ummm speeling challenges aside. . . . Grow up the lot of you, huh.

This will be used in letterpress printing either as a metal cut with lead type or on a photopolymer plate. Single color no screens is preferable.

It's not a business exactly. It's a Private Press. Basically some geek in his basement printing things for entertainment. ;)
  • Last Edit: August 06, 2008, 10:45:31 AM by Lammy
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Kind of limiting without screens. Can't do the soft shadow, inner bevel, outer glow, reflection that is required in design class. Here is my lame and predictable effort though.
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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nice :wink:
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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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As is in all things, so must go into the night.

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Re: Design Challange. . . .
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Here are my two feeble attempts at design, they look better in Illy.


  • Last Edit: August 06, 2008, 11:19:18 AM by almaink
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