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I'm making a Art show flier for a friend. The theme is "stencil". Any thoughts or suggestions?
Is your JPG RGB or CMYK? When CMYK, strange things happen online...
Oh wow. Thanks Omash. It was in cymk. I've always had this problem and didn't know how to fix it. Now i know.
Are you printing onto corrugated card or using a photo as a background?
I like the more stencilled and eroded serif typeface. Not sure about Futura as its companion. I would opt for a more 'common' font like Helvetica Inserat (possibly eroded too?) to emphasise the cardboard-feel. In stead of making your type black, I'ld use a very dark grey. How about adding some black-line boxes with texts in them and/or icons like 'this side up' and 'handle with care'? Or is that too funny considering the subject?
@Will. I am using a photo as the background in photoshop.
@omash. Ahhh... I see what you mean about using a more common font like helvetica. Great idea. I didn't even think about doing the 'handling with care thing'.
I was more concerned about the layout and typography. But those design ideas are helpful too.
I wouldn't over-design it to keep that mass-production feel... Maybe things a little bit skewed and/or tilted?
In that case can i suggest that you try actually doing it on corrugated card. Hell you could go all out and actually stencil the thing. The nice thing about mass production techniques is that they are easy to mass produce and it seems a shame not the use them.
On the layout front i would lean towards the simplicity of the first and last designs, though i see that there is some additional info on some of the others - is that essential?
You know what, these are really great ideas, I will make it into an actually project. What is corrugated paper? Is that like cardboard?
And the last versions I put up, were the finals I submitted to the gallery. There was a few changes.
Do you think, if I stenciled it, and printed it on corrugated paper, it'd be something beneficial for my portfolio?