Be harsh, cruel, and unexpected, please.
So, it's not really a business card, since I don't run a photography business. Think of it as a business sized card that I might want to hand out if I happen to take someone's picture.
I'm about to send it off to get printed, but I want to get any and all feedback before I waste my $10 on a big, fat mistake. The look is from the banner I designed for my pathetic little website. Be harsh, cruel, and unexpected, please.
W.W. Webster wrote:
I wouldn't use so much capitalisation which can be very heavy and harder to read, and would prefer smaller font sizes generally.
However this is one of few examples of cards in this thread which demonstrate how a clean, uncomplicated design can achieve the purpose with some real style - and thereby lend credibility to the photographer.
In a Land Far, Far Away...In A Time When Text Was King... [size]how'd i do?[/size]
I'm not a big fan of embossed text. I might leave off the e-mail address. Why?
As someone said earlier, it's a way to spend an extra moment with a
Here's my idea for a card.
David, I like the design! My only concern would be how will your pictures reproduce when they're shrunk down. Have you tried printing this out in a 2 x 3.5 format?
Thanks for the comment. The font I chose for my banner on smugmug is Trajan, which is only caps. There is no lower case in the font. Not sure I want to change that, but in general, I also do not like all upper. Funny about the font sizes. I was worried they were too small.
Thanks, Sam, and Ginger, how about putting www. before gingersnap.smugmug.com? People are used to looking for the www. I know you weren't looking for a critique.
jds, overnightprints.com has a nice layout guide to make sure your layout works within their trimming parameters.
Like you, Dee, I have two businesses, like being able to run up small bunches of different variations, keeps it fun.
You guys that scanned your cards--you didn't create the originals yourselfs in PS or equiv?
W.W. Webster wrote:
Now you're cooking!
There is no lower case in the font. Not sure I want to change that, but in general, I also do not like all upper.
Funny about the font sizes. I was worried they were too small.
This is a big sore point for me, I have sites with and without www. and constantly I have trouble with people not getting my site because they add "www." to one that shouldn't have it. I have a hard time keeping my cool with these people. The DNS system is so simple why can't people understand it? On the other hand I understand that most people are just users and never try to understand what they are doing, but do people just add names/numbers to a street address that they are given just because some other address uses them? Why then to do those same people do this with an internet address and then act like it is my fault that the site is not at this new address that they just made up?
Photoshop has an interesting feature in the text layout pallet thingie. Not sure of the proper name.
It's called "Small Caps"
It's the fourth box in from the left
be nice if www.408views.com landed at your smugmug site, eh Ian? Lemme know if you need any help with that...
It eventually will. I need to finish a few things first
BTW DavidTo, I like the second where the text is a bit stretched out.
Dub dub dub now I know why you like David's Card So Much!
Here's my business card
This is a big sore point for me, I have sites with and without www. and constantly I have trouble with people not getting my site because they add "www." to one that shouldn't have it. I have a hard time keeping my cool with these people. James.
If it's that big a hassle for you, why not put http:// in front of the address? Or do you already?
I also really like your design. At first I read "ironic" and was trying to figure out the front of the business card and how it said that, hehe.
I tried to go to your smugmug account but the link doesnt seem to work for me in mozilla. It just takes me to smugmugs front page.