plz critique my letters intergration.

satya's picture

this was one of my class assignment of basic graphic design..the brief was to integrate the two initials of my name. so i took S and N as my name is Satya Narayan. Plz give feedback..are they fine or do i work further on this.

thanks a lot.
student,graphic design
National Institute of design

Added on 02.Aug.06

Stephen Coles's picture

Really lovely, Satya. Have you tried moving the S to the right a bit? Your N could be too wide.

satya's picture

thanks for the comment stephen..will try it for sure..

pascal zoghbi's picture

hello Satya

new i opened this forum i directly opened the picture without reading the text.
what i saw first was a S and a V, and then i saw a S and a Y. but i did not see S and N.

but later when i read the text i noticed that it must be S and N.

did you notice that?


Pascal Zoghbi
MD type & Media

satya's picture

pascal ..i think you are right...what can i do?

tonicastro's picture

Maybe letters are too thick? Have you tried with thinner letters? Or only one of them?

satya's picture

Here is the few of my initial explorations I tried while the course were going on...My teacher liked few of them and asked me to pick one and work on that further...and this(the one which i mentioned at the top) was my final result.

jonsel's picture


Nice batch of sketches.

I agree with Pascal; I saw an S and V at first as well. I think it has to do with that bottom left piece. It might need a horizontal line (instead of a curve) on the bottom, to serve as the beginning of the N. You could try minimizing the S more. Make it thinner possibly. You've got to play with the form of that bottom piece so it conveys the N more instantly.

Otherwise, it's a pretty good integration. A few tweaks and you should have it.

Miss Tiffany's picture

The bottom left sketch is quite strong. I read Sn, right away.

If it helps, this sketch also reminds me of the typeface Futura Display

Lex Kominek's picture

I saw "SN" in the first post immediately. I think it looks great.

- Lex

satya's picture

Lex you must have 3 eyes ;)
thanks for the comment....but most of people told me that they looks S and V at first sight. and i think its true. working on the form.

Ringo's picture

I think it is a beautiful solution. Your design really works with me, as the black parts function as some mysterious letter sign on its own.

Puzzling and elegant.

(Nice sketches, too.)

satya's picture

Final integration From my side....
plz critique if there's any.

thank you all for the nice feedback.


Stephen Coles's picture

It's wonderful, satya.

satya's picture

THanks stephen..its because of you guys only.

dave bailey's picture

Kind of off topic but how come recently some people's avatars are about twice the size of everyone else's even though there's supposed to be a dimensions limit?

satya's picture

it happens with gif format i think.

sim's picture

Why the sketches we create are always better than the final?

satya's picture

because they are not finals.

dave bailey's picture

Agreed, sim. When thoughts are originally portrayed by hand there's a certain quality that's lost when it's digitized. I remember when Tom Cannon posted his Aquaholic boat illustration, it was a prime example.

Satya: Weird cause mine's a GIF too!

satya's picture

OK david try this.
make your avatar in photoshop...choose some bigger dimensions(like mine 110x68) and then save it as CompuServe GIF..It will work.

but dont make your avatar of size 1024x768 ;)

dave bailey's picture

Ah, I thought typophile was resizing it. I don't mind the size constraints, just wondering really.

dongix's picture

Satya, your design looks really nice. By the way, (this is a bit late) I immeditely saw S and N without a trace of doubt. And you had such useful tips from everyone too. The final one looks really good.

Quincunx's picture

A bit late, but it looks nice. Although I too had difficulty seeing the N at first.

Just on a sidenote, you could also have traced one of your hand drawn sketches, and tweak it. Instead of using fonts I mean. With exisiting letterforms, you maybe are a bit more limited in the ways to solve the problem. Or is that what you did?

satya's picture

No it was not done with a font..i traced it from one of my drawing and then i took it forward...thank you.

Ratbaggy's picture

looks great. the sketch of this concept is (in my opinion) much stronger.

Paul Ducco
Graphic Design, Melbourne

Quincunx's picture

I think I have to agree with Ratbaggy there!

Ratbaggy's picture


Paul Ducco
Motion Design, Melbourne

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