Which font works best?
@MichaelaH let me know that I can actually create a poll! I needed to create a new post for it, though. Ah well!
So my poll! Which font do you like best? Check all that apply Thanks guys!
I voted 2, 3, and 8. I think 8 is the better handwritten version but I love the "name" font of 3 (reminds me Batman: The Animated Series) but the sub info is very cluttered and muddled. I selected 2, also because it's simple and appealing without taking away from the art which is what this is all about.
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@Braden-Hallett For the Title font, I like number #8 best. Its playful like your characters, yet easy to read.
For subtext I'm not sure which would go with #8 Title font. Maybe #2, #4 or #5 subtext font? Something san serif for sure. Serif is kinda formal looking.
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@Braden-Hallett I think #8 best matches the energy of your work, but #1 looks good with the image too.
For what it’s worth, I have read in some typeface books that mixed case serif fonts are easier to read, so you might want to consider that for your contact info.
@Braden-Hallett I missed this post and posted it the old one, woops! Haha.. Here is my suggestion:
Aleksey last edited by
Several of these look good. I still think picking a font that doesn’t take too much focus away from your amazing art is the most important thing to consider. So I don’t think 7 or 8 are good ideas.
I missed the new thread and posted in the old one too...
I think this is little bit on you to know what you are going for. You know, how you want to make your impact. Because this what you want to do. Fonts work like colors and value to evoke feelings. Maybe you need keywords to help you decide.
Here are the keywords I associate with each of your examples.
1 - Soft, loose
2 - Soft, professional
3 - Steampunk, techno
4 - Bold, solid
5 - Soft, cartoony
6 - Conservative, plain
7 - Loose, Rage, Paint
8 - Loose, Soft
Think about how you want to make an impact and it will help you decide. And note that the info text does NOT have to be the same font and shouldn't be if it is difficult to read, because your goal with that is to convey information as quickly as possible.
Marketing (which this is) is very similar to composition and design... you want all of the same ideas to build on each other.
@Braden-Hallett I love your work but have to say that the poll is pretty cool too! You should teach everyone to do that because it would make voting on thumbnails etc. much easier and it's fun to see the tally.
StudioLooong last edited by
whichever option you go with, I would consider making your contact information normal-case as opposed to all caps, it goes with what @theprairiefox is saying about legibility.
#8 for me. I don't think it competes with the art. I think it augments and comments on the art. It's informal, yet professional.
I echo what others are saying about the subtext/contact info, uppercase does not work so well. It could also benefit from additional line spacing. Looking forward to seeing your final! Great poll by the way, such a neat function.
@theprairiefox I really need to think of those keywords
Breaking down the examples by keyword really does help. Thank you! Next time I'll start with those as I should have done (ignore me as I tear out my hair )
@demotlj There's a little button that looks like a graph when you make a new post. It makes a poll
@generally everyone I most certainly won't be using all caps on the final I work with text mostly in comics so I think that's why my brain looked at it and said 'yeah, looks fine'
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'm gonna let it sit for a little bit and percolate. I do like the different fonts for heading and subheading. I'll defs do that.
xin li last edited by
Wow, @theprairiefox very smart suggestion regarding the keywords :-). I definitely will think of that when I am going to do my printed portfolio.
I personally like No7 for your name. But I hesitated to recommend that. Now I read @theprairiefox 's comments, I think I know why - I do not feel your work is "Loose, rage, rough". I think option No.8 for your name might work better, it goes with your art style.
@NessIllustration @Braden-Hallett This is exactly what I was looking for. Simple yet prominent name and small caps, grey sub text. This might be coming late into the game but could it be possible to only put your website on the card? After all, you already have a “contact me” section on your website to further simplify your card. Just a thought tho.
@xin-li I had a similar feeling about No 3. I liked it best personally, but wasn't sure if Braden was going for a "Steampunk, Techno" feel. I personally like the whole steampunk stuff but don't know about him.
Curtis_H last edited by
I choose number 7.. Based on the flow of the cover.. The words from and move along with the flow of the cover..
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@Braden-Hallett 3 and 8 have my vote - they stood out in my mind from all the rest. 3 looks the coolest and suits the illustration style. But I also like 8 for the DIY nature of the image.
@nyrrylcadiz I've been told that the more steps you have to reach your contact info, the more likely people are to bounce.
As in, getting all my info in one step (all on the business card/intro page) is better than two-three steps (business card to website to contact page).
Kinda like an index that takes you to different parts of the index instead of just giving you a page number
I'll do some research on that, though, I could be wrong.
Thanks everyone! I went with #8
@Braden-Hallett good choice. Of what I have seen of your work, I would say it is the most representative.