Trying my hand at some 80s inspired paint brush type for a Hope for Haiti run we're putting on in Helena, Montana.
Critiques craved. Help me make this thing better.
3 months ago
Love it. I think you're losing a little too much of the 80 in H80 though, took me a second to see it.
@Kalin Wood was just noticing that. Seeing it in a smaller size on dribbble makes it stand out. You're right.
I read it has HATE-OH not H-Eighty. Maybe H8E?
I think the colors are great though
@John Williams yeah, it was a stretch. Pretty sure I need to ditch the "80" and just go "Haiti". So much for being all daring n stuff.
You just flew too close to the sun, @Rogie King .
I love the colors and the brush, wish it was just a bit thicker so I could see more of those delicious vibrant colors. I'm with John on the the H80 being slightly confusing. I like where this is going.
problem with "H80" is that "H8" is more commonly used for "hate" which was how i read it the first time :/
@Jim Silverman appreciate your honesty — based on current feedback, I'm going to do "Haiti" — I don't want to risk reading it as "Hate" :)
I love the look but I get hung up on the H80 as well. First read it as HateO - didn't read it as Haiti until I saw the comments.
Same here. I read it as "H8" at first and couldn't figure out what the O was for. (Hate-O?) Maybe if the 80 were a different color than the H to tie them together. Different shade of pink maybe. Overall, love the lettering and colors.
My brain was thinking "maybe that 'o' is supposed to be an 'e'?" Expected "Hope for H8e". Might still suffer from the same problem as mentioned shoved.
Looks really cool, first of all.
you said that you are going to change the H80 so I will ignore that for now but maybe you could use "4" instead of "for" and one last thing, I think that there is too much pink at the bottom, I would make the orange/coral tone to be a bit 'longer' so that it covers the top part of the H80 as well...
Love the look of it but have to agree with everyone else. When I firt read it I read "Hope for H8-o". The colors and lines are awesome though!
Rogie, how are you generating those brush strokes, if you don't mind me asking? It's giving me an idea for something.
@John Williams Illustrator has a few of them tucked away under http://cl.ly/R68z
Would a slashed Ø read more as a digit than a letter?
Kinda looks like HBO too.
LOVE this. ive been wanting to explore similar styles myself. just gotta find the right project to apply it to! :-)
Not super super crazy about the H+H connecting. But hey, I’m an opinionated H8R.
Related: I’m glad you’re ditching that “H80” biz. It says “L33T” more than it says “80’s”. Kind of nukes the seriousness of the cause, too. Kind of like “LOLs for Cancer” doesn’t really leave you with a good taste in your mind’s mouth.
@Mike Meyer glad you spoke up as I was on the edge about that connection too dude.
On your related note, the reality is that this is for a 5k run, which will help provide $$$ for Haiti. I say have all the fun we can have with the run. I'm less concerned with the "LOLs for cancer" bit.
Having fun while seriously generating help for those in need is coo with me.
Nice brush work. Loving the connected H's as well. Only real suggestion here is the "D," which comes off more like an "O." Though I'm sure peeps have mentioned that already.
@Rogie heck yeah. Fun is good. I know you all aren’t just sitting around being sad about Haiti. If you are, gosh, cut it out already and go do something about it. The H80 thing felt more early 2000s than 80s.
I really love that whole 80s “Risky Business” gradient script deal.
Also, while we’re on the topic: http://80s-stock-photography.tumblr.com
@Mike Meyer That dove is off the chain. Maybe I should incorporate that?!?
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