I'm unsure of the alternating shear angles, the kerning on "the" and "life," and whether the illustrated bits feel balanced enough overall.
So... 1, 2, 3, go, Dribbble, go.
over 2 years ago
The 'E's in 'THE' and 'LIFE' look like they could be a touch closer to the rest of the word.
I also think the line that forms from THE's 'E', following the gap between the 'S' 'S' in BLESSED and down to LIFE's 'I' makes the gap between the 'SS' look wider than it is, so it could do with being slightly tighter.
(Really hope that makes sense!)
Otherwise, I think it is beautiful. That gold yellow is to die for.
The alternating angles are a bit weird without some kind of ribbon behind them. I love the ornaments behind the Blessed though, so not sure how to improve it.
Looks dandy. If you insist on nitpicking, I'm seeing a little bit of LIF E.
- Do to the "the" being 3 letters and the "life" being 4... Plus, aligned the way they are... It feels a little off balance.
- That's it though... Me likes it a lot.
I so want this to be more 3d-block-esque especially on "The" and "Life" it already feels like its heading that way. I am also assuming that you already tried "the" and "life" horizontally and didnt like it?
For me it feels a little off balanced. For me, I would say that it needs to feel like it's hanging from a string...all have the same center axis. I think that will help since you're using the alternating shear angles.
It's going to be a nice piece
by Matthew Spiel
here is my 2 cents. straighten em out. wrap em in a circle and lighten up the black (if you can't because of the branding, thats cool too).
The circles are a little off center with eachother, i tried em straight on center, but it looked wonky.
over 2 years ago
I think Matthew came up with a great rebound here, Blankey. The only think I might suggest is that instead of pure circles, you maybe work in those flourishes.
@Chandler - I totally agree with you! With a flourish or two it will really fill it out. My original thought was to make them look like some kind of fruit with some viney kind of nonsense... but, i didn't. I was afraid I would get too sucked in to the rebound : )
@Zachary, the center axis is a solid idea to pursue. It'll make it feel a bit like a mobile, which might be fun.
@Matthew, Definitely an interesting direction to take it in. Oddly enough, from the rebound thumbnail in your comment, I barely see the top and bottom of each respective circle, which reads like the flourishes—I'll try something along those lines.
Hey, Josh. Good to see you on here. I haven't crashed into you on Flickr in a while. It's nice when communities are small-ish. Easier to find good stuff.
I actually really love this, but Matthew's rebound direction is a nice alternative that ties it together a bit more.
Not read the comments, but "the" and "life" feel mis placed, perhaps flat would make this feel comfortable.
Meh, my opinion any way.
by Joshua Blankenship
Here's what I ended up with—killed the alternating shear angles, tightened the kerning, refined the flourishes (most of which are chopped up from Hoefler Text Ornaments), and added a subtle graphical drop shadow that you can't quite see at this scale.
Still not happy, but deadlines are deadlines. Live to fight another day.
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