Which font works best?

  • 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. πŸ˜‰

    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.

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    @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.

  • 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.

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    #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.

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    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 πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ˜… )

    @demotlj There's a little button that looks like a graph when you make a new post. It makes a poll πŸ™‚

    @generally everyone I most certainly won't be using all caps on the final πŸ™‚ I work with text mostly in comics so I think that's why my brain looked at it and said 'yeah, looks fine' πŸ˜ƒ

    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.

  • 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.

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    @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 β€œcontact 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.

  • I choose number 7.. Based on the flow of the cover.. The words from and move along with the flow of the cover..

  • @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 πŸ™‚

    I'll do some research on that, though, I could be wrong.

  • Thanks everyone! I went with #8 πŸ™‚

  • @Braden-Hallett good choice. Of what I have seen of your work, I would say it is the most representative.

  • I like 8, I think two fonts really work better than using the same one twice. Maybe in 8, the title could come down a little bit still.

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