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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go in >>>/r/.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
#4chan-gd @ irc.freenode.net

>What literature should I read to get into graphic design?
The sidebar on the /gd/ wiki has plenty of book reccomendations.

>What programs do I need to get started?
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw

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>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
>>>/r/ is a better idea. /gd/ doesn't take requests or does free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.

>Can I post some of my work for critique?
There is usally a critique/What-Are-You-Working-On thread, and that is where work for critique go.

>Can somebody find [font]?
also check out your local torrent site or the font-share thread.
Remember to share and not just take. Also remember that using liscensed fonts in commercial works is a bad idea.

>Where can I find inspiration?

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It's supossed to fake a handwritten pilot text
Looks pretty good, only warp it a lil bit. No one write that straight on a boob

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I'm interested in what some you here think (or feel) about the design of what is now being recognized as the isis flag. Also known as the black flag.

As some of you might know depicting any form of 'reality' through illustration or any graphic form was historically 'not allowed' according to Islam... and this is basically the reason why typography and patterns thrived amongst middle eastern and Islamic culture.
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Nazi brand guidelines
those strokes send shiver up and down my spine
Want this
>outline ISIS brand problem and the solution.
We should do this for different parts of the world.
Perception of ISIS in:
-Muslimic Countries.

I could do Europe. Anyone want to take the rest?
Also Japan because that Japanese dude just got his head cut off

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bow down to the superior car logo. challenge it
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Why so many French brands?
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Mercedes is simple but powerful...
fuck that lion looks retarded
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but that one from the 60s is fine by me
I just love the volkswagen typeface

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So /gd/, how do you go about making infographics?

I just told my boss at the law firm I work at that we could be presenting information on infographics as opposed to shitty pp slides. The trouble is he now wants me to make one as an example. As for my knowledge, I can make kick ass forum signatures, but it doesn't extend further than that.
I really don't see a point in giving someone 50% of my company. Why is that step even in there?
if you haven't made one before then starting out now is going to be rough

if all you've made is forum signatures then you probably dont have the design knowledge to make a successful infographic

if you're really set on it, gather your information, sketch it out, and open illustrator when you're ready
>if you haven't made one before then starting out now is going to be rough

Why is starting out now rough, compared to say, last year or 3 years ago?

>if all you've made is forum signatures then you probably dont have the design knowledge to make a successful infographic

Are there any programs that help?

>if you're really set on it, gather your information, sketch it out, and open illustrator when you're ready

So is illustrator the primary tool that's used to make one?

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Hey /gd/, do any of you have a favorite, or multiple favorite Hexadecimal colors that you like to use in your work? I'll upload my favorites & various one's i've found.
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Let me know what you think
I like this kinda deal personally I use
#d34a3a red
#2d2d2d grey
site based on this theme
Horrible. If you cant do red + black perfect, don't do it at all
Bump because I use this thread.

Can anyone help me find or design a high res version of this, I really want to print it on something.
Do you have Illustrator, anon?
Do you have money?

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ITT we make appealing graphics with the text "Anal Prolapse"
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>what is kerning.
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needs moar papyrus
I was thinking of trying to use every single "cringe-inducing" font known to mankind, but I thought it would make it too busy.
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Hey /gd/, I'm doing a newspaper redesign for a University paper and we're looking for a blackletter typeface for the masthead/nameplate.

Would /gd/ mind sharing their favourite blackletter typefaces?

Mine is Bastard, pic related. I also like English Towene.
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Jonathon Barnbrook fonts are fucking awful. He's also an arrogant dick, I've met him and he's a dick.
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That's true - once you've seen three David Carson things you've seen them all. He's also really boring to listen to, Barnbrook can usually sell his ideas, although I find his typography too sensational.

On topic: no Fakir?
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JAF Herb is also really nice
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Valhalla is pretty cool imo
might not be what you want though
Why are people so taken by these 'modern blackletter' types? Alter Littera (http://www.alterlittera.com/) is an awesome little foundry that does revivals of classic blackletter types, at very affordable prices. I'd use something from there.

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I'm working on a logo for a collaborative cafe.
The professor wants collaboration to be the main focus of the logo.

He's super minimalist, as in the one logo of all the students logos he liked was a ribbon with meerkats.

Anyhoo, I did a tandem bike representing the collaboration. Let me know what you think.
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Yes. Simplified tandem bike would be great for collaboration.

Now, make the graphic of the bike either the same thickness of the font your gonna choose, or 1/2 of thickness. No inbetweenshit, one or the other.
Going to test out now
I hadn't even thought about the thickness.
I'll give it try as well.

Thanks for the tips!
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Ok, I tried honeycombs and bees, plus I tried just a plain tandem bike no people.

I don't know how to lower the thickness of the bikes so, i'll hold off on that for now.
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damn i remember it looking much better when i watched the series :/

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I have no one else in the world but /gd/ right now so lets cut to the chase. Logo on the right is what I made up for my graphic design class. I had to make a logo for either Mars mission or the Curiosity Rover, and I picked rover.
The 1st and 2nd logos are what I'm debating..

Critiques, comments, anything? Should I take another approach?

Sucks ass. The best approach you can take is to get off this shitty board and look at some design websites or go to the fucking library.
First one looks like an orange sticking its tongue out.
Second one still looks like an orange, but over a flag.
Also, get rid of those gigantic black strokes.
first one looks like the three star dragonball
are there any reasons for doing the things you're doing or are you just putting streaks behind an object?
drop the stars, them have much more detail to them compared ti the rest. (or if you really want it, have just single larger star)
also is there a reason the two middle vertical lines between red/white in the mid logo are not the same thickness as the other lines?

[mid is my fav]

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Anyone design logos and designs for shirts/clothing? I have some sketches and ideas for things but I'm not too sure where to start with finding templates, etc.

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Let's brand some pokemon niggas

Got the idea here:
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that's a nice fuckin design, I feel better just looking at it
10/10 would buy and eat these
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>tfw no vector program because I'm a shitlord
Try vectorizing the pill in the same style as the letters and head

would look way better
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Dear /gd
why should I care for your advices when all is said right there?
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>chooses bigotry over argumentation on the subject
hakuna matata my friend

This is just a superficial way of trying to look as if you know what you are doing....

These advices are terrible to begin with....

this advice only applies to stupid clients.

You should totally follow those OP, It's obvious it's not a satire and is 100% serious... You're so smart and not gay at all for finding this magical problem solving .jpg
OPs pic is the type of advice you go by if you in fact want to live the rest of your life only being capable of catering to bad clients.

Aka living a life of hell.

Did all the font finding processes, nothing worked. Is there even one? Or is this custom made? I've seen the same font with "love", but cant find it with google. Someone possible to help?

Cheers, love yall
Bodoni Poster

It seems to have a stroke applied too.
cheers brah
Good skateshop OP. You from Manchester?

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