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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests as appropriate.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
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>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?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do 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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Critique thread. Made a personal logo for a friend, his initials are JQ
what do you think?
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I literally cant see any S in there
i wish this diea of trying to combine letters would stop
in fact stop trying to use your initals for your studio, its not creative, its boring and old
the s is the greyish part.
And i get its over used but i find it very creative and fun
Could be any combination of I, H, S, or Z.
I can't tell that there's even a Q in that logo, it just doesn't stand out.
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Okay i scrapped the first one and went back to the drawing boards. Just finished it today and i think this is a good one

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I'm so fed up with dreamweaver, which are some good alternatives to dreamweaver to have a nice, easy to update web portfolio online?
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Learn to build your own, if you're really that lazy just go with squarespace
>Fuck that WYSIWYG shit.

Sublime 2 is great.
Does anyone have a link for free Sai Paint tool?
You piece of shit peasants write your own code.

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Font Share Thread #43

Old threads

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Anyone have Big Bad Bold or a similar font?
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Does anyone have Lÿno?
It's very unique, but is also like $300 for the full family.

I checked the archives, but it either hasn't been posted before, or nobody mentioned it by name.
the point of these threads isn't to share free fonts pal

It's your lucky day it seems
now that Im here, what the deal with everybody wanting Lyno ? Is it a meme to use Radim Pesko fonts now that they are "le ebin critical design foundry"
Holy shit, thanks! That's amazing!

I wasn't aware everyone wanted it, huh. I found it today while sifting through some usage examples of graphic design and thought it looked rad.
Wanted to use it in a mockup for a personal project I'm working on, only to find it inaccessible.

But hey, if this means other people that have been wanting this thing for a while can grab it, then I'm all for that as well.

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Damn it, someone else was faster than me, even on this graveyard board.

WHAT!? That logo is terrible how could you like that over kerned uninspired color dependent garbage?
say what you will about apple but they make some sexy looking shit. This includes their design philosophy which has had a tremendous impact on marketing and graphic design since.
it's true.
and i'm not fucking with anyone here: they essentially invented web 2.0 and web 3.0(if that's what you would call the contemprary device adapting, minamist, infinate scroll webpages.
Sometimes I think people underestimate their impact on web design

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First timer, made with Paint.net
How did I do?

This is so fucking bad. What is the appeal of this thread? I guess if I open it I might find something halfass decent, but it will probably only be due to the luck of the photo anon landed upon. This is retarded. Newest on thread preview: >>271439
Paint.net? PAINT. DOT. NET. What the fuck is going on these days, holy shit.

I can't decide if this board is counterproductive or just plain horrific.
bitter bitter bitter
makes a gal age quicker

is it a 1970's hippie band?
the type is cool

check the outlines of the car lights.
also to make it look more vintage you could choose some textures. maybe some grungy stuff

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Referring to the font in the red banner. Many thanks and pixies your direction.
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Reklame Script by HVD Fonts.
he is right, except he said "in my opinion" when it is objective fact.
No one asked for opinions or "facts". On second look, no one asked for anything but thats not important at this point. And "he is right" how? OP (fairly obviously) didn't didn't make a thread to be asked and answer questions about why he likes this font. One thing I guess he was right about is that it belongs on bursts and banners, because look there it is on a fucking ribbon. I think we can assume that OP knows where to and where not to use it. He's not going to write a fucking article with it. Maybe OP works in print or web advertising. So maybe THAT is "why". And either way, WHO GIVES A FUCK. Legible script fonts that aren't exhausted to fuck like brush script, script, lobster, etc. are actually not all that easy to come across. Most suck. This one sucks less in my factual opinion. That said...

These have dogshit legibility and therefore suck. If you have to read it slowly to understand - its a shit font. Don't even pretend like those are easy reading.
That's a shitty factual opinion and you are a bad designer for having it.
Actually I'm pretty fucking good, and have THE design job that most of you faggots here are looking for.

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Anyone got a PDF of The Stroke by Gerrit Noordzij?
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Bump for interest
anyone got megg's gd history?
there's also this free one for making a portfolio:
>The Portfolio Handbook - A Guide to Creating Your Design Portfolio

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Anyone have Counterpunch by Fred Smeijers (even the first edition)?

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what do you think of my new album cover?
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keep trying cuck
this green george benson scares the shit out of me
cause it reminds me of those babys born with harlequin

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Anyone got any minimal logos they've done lately?
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Could someone show me what a minimal N would look like I mean in the style were a is a triangle
it looks like its from the "birdhouse" skateboards logo

I think may go for this version with blue sky and white, so that
>1) it's less distracting than purple going into blue [strong colors, driving attention away from center]
>2) fewer colors that blend better with the text rather than contrasting and driving a wedge between the two.

Thoughts? Feedback?

About the left dash of the square root (or serif of the V):
Should I keep it horizontal, or at a 35* angle as in √ would be written out?

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doesn't really work. the white gradient against white typography is too annoying.
Gotcha, thanks

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How untraditional and creative should a graphic designers resume look? I hate looking like a pretentious faggot but at the same time I feel like it's expected for a designers resume to look more interesting than most resumes. Generally I try to lean towards a more traditional style with a few small visual elements mixed in but I'm never too sure about it.

The one attached is something I would consider too flashy.
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Hmm It feels a bit cluttered, there's definitely some things that could be taken out. I'd take out the social media icons, that belongs on your website. I understand that many people include it as a way of showing that they are keeping up with trends but honestly i wouldnt include it on a resume. The whole Experience and Skillset columns are competing way too much, and the difference in typefaces make it feel really spotty. I'd get rid of the --Designer and the Creative-- i think the experience speaks for itself, if an employer see's Print/Marketing they can automatically assume its relevant experience. Same goes for the Skill sets there's no reason to split up your creative and general skillsets. they should all just fall under skillsets also anything that is in the technical area can just fall under Skillset. All in all i think the only problem is that you have these sub categories that are completely unnecessary and are just cluttering up the page. Personally i'd just have EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION / SKILLSET doing that will free up a lot of space. there's nice touches like the footnote being in a light gray or low opacity whatever treatment you did to the "Portfolio & References" tid bit works well. I would even push that a bit further and make it a bit lighter. On the other hand you could also make 100% black and center it on the bottom so that your resume doesn't feel so top heavy. Those are just might suggestions, do with them what you will.
>Right justified
So, I'm working in house, and I'm responsible for all branding, website, advertisements and product brochures.
Am I a graphic designer? Lead graphic designer? Creative director? Executive/senior graphic designer?
I mean, it's not like I oversee a team, but there's no one above me either.
When in doubt, go with Senior Designer.

haha, you're an infographic, not a human being?

btw whoever said *copy writing* is lawyer chatter: *copy writing* is different from *copyright*, look it up. they do sound the same, but copy writing is just this (incl, not limited to): slogans, garbagey narrating or anything read off into speech in commercials (radio/tv/other)...copy. copy = content. write = communication skill.

it's far more common for directors or seniors to include copywriting into their collection of "skills." otherwise, if you are resume


an employer may reveal to you that your talent is "Bullshitting."


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Thoughts on the new instagram logo?
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looks like a cup of coffee at gaypride rally.
If you've ever redesigned something for a client you would know its just selling the fuck out of it to them. The rest of the world can laugh while this dude got his paycheck.
>more effort was put into that video than the logo itself
great, ship it!
Excuse me, logo creation was a very time-consuming process which culminated in a timeless symbol representing the pinnacle of graphic design, exhibiting eclectic influences of the middle east, ancient egypt and the mayan empire. It's been centuries in the making, anon.
the agency i work for did the rebrand...
[spoiler]more time went into that video than the actual logo[/spoiler]

post those logos that are just strokes of genius by whoever made them

(be sure to name the person who made it if you know)
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its crap, sorry /pol/ but you are better doing lame pepes and wojanks
actually no, they didn't
Kekked hard
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Noisia logo, which reads Vision if flipped upside down, which is the name of their record label.

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What on earth sort of obscure situation would I be in that I could say "font" instead of "typeface", and the person I'm talking with not know what I mean?
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my ass. Not just you but to others who think there is any sort of distinction.

This isn't even really related to graphic design; this debate is more about linguistics and etymology.
(im the guy above)

absolutely fucking not.

This doesn't even really make sense.

The words for the 'shape' of the font are classified through things like the Vox-ATypI classification.

Size is absolutely irrelevant. There are however fonts(oh god) typefaces designed to be used at larger sizes, but still, irrellevant.

Though, I suppose, font could refer to the software, but the problem is that typeface can refer to that as well.

face/font can be used interchangeably, until it is defined otherwise.
Get out.
Adobe Garamond Premier Pro = typeface = a family of fonts with a coherent style
Adobe Garamond Premier Pro Subhead Italic = font = the single font file

if you have >70 iq you should be able to understand this

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