Cherokee Street News


13 Responses

  1. Craig Ruks Craig Ruks

    Nice job! Really like how you keep the base texture of horizontal lines consistent through multiple elements.

    over 3 years ago

  2. Chris Meeks Chris Meeks

    Thanks guys!

    Cherokee Street is a famous and awesome street in St. Louis. I'm trying to see if I can integrate a Cherokee Native American (this street uses images of them liberally) without coming across as insensitive.


    over 3 years ago

  3. Davy Rudolph Davy Rudolph

    Can I eat it? Dang.


    over 3 years ago

  4. Chris Meeks Chris Meeks


    The texture is certainly thicker than I would use for some designs, but I feel like it is appropriate for this project. The client wants something that fits with the style of the newer/hipper stores in the area. Two of those stores are coffee shops that have heavily textured logos on old antique wood and the other is an amazing press and designer whose known for his textured/layers. Cherokee Street is also known for their "Antique Row" of shops, etc.

    On the depth, you may be right about that. I wasn't as focused on making the depth believable as I was on making it aesthetic. I think you are assuming the main column is flush with the background simply because it doesn't have a drop shadow on it, though. I feel like it could be believably between the top of the banner and the background. No drop-shadow needed when the style is not really going for total realism.

    What do others think?

    over 3 years ago

  5. Ryan Brunsvold Ryan Brunsvold

    I love all the textures but I think I see what Pat is talking about and I'm not sure a drop-shadow would correct it 100%.

    I think the depth of the banner is displaying incorrect perspective. Almost as if there's another layer acting as an invisible buffer providing an edge the viewer can't perceive.

    I think if you just slightly darken the background ribbon (to increase the natural assumption of depth) and made the angle of the ribbon fold a bit less drastic the perspective will be easier to grasp.

    One other small thing... There appears to be a shadow falling between the bottom edge of the banner and the main content area. While appropriate in placement, I'm seeing it as more of a faint double-line, almost like a ghost of something that used to be there. Maybe play around with the opacity of that shadow as well.

    Can't wait to see this live as even this small shot is gorgeous. A+

    over 3 years ago

  6. Joel Glovier Joel Glovier

    Dude you killed it with the texture (in a good way). :-)

    over 3 years ago

  7. Dasha Dasha

    wow, it's awesome! like the colours and effect! great!

    over 3 years ago

  8. Malte Müller Malte Müller

    obviously, textures are the theme here. they work really, really well for me. i like the fact they're slightly over the top. very much looking forward to see more of it.

    over 3 years ago

  9. Kevin Richardson Kevin Richardson

    Looks really great. Is the word "the" custom lettered, or is it a typeface? It looks sharp!

    over 3 years ago

  10. Chris Meeks Chris Meeks

    It's a typeface called "Lobster". Its "Th" combination is beautiful...


    over 3 years ago

  11. Naomi Atkinson Naomi Atkinson

    Lovely stuff. I want to touch it.

    over 3 years ago

  12. Chris Meeks Chris Meeks

    Thanks Naomi & Krystyn

    For what it's worth, the site is live.

    I still have some little finishing tweaks I need to add to it, but most of the site is designed and accounted for (It is basically only one page).

    And I know there are some broken links, that's not my problem ;)

    over 3 years ago

  13. Dan Brindley Dan Brindley

    Great textures.

    over 2 years ago

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