Friday, March 14, 2008

Poster Design

Hey folks, I guess it's my turn to stick my head on the chopping block. Here is a poster I designed for the professional modern dance company in Logan (Valley Dance Ensemble). Let me know what you think.


karaWatkins said...

I totally knew it was your poster before I saw it was you that posted it (that was a very poorly constructed sentence).

Beauty, though.

Who are you working for up in Logan? You should stop by and check out our office: 666 N Main (except don't do it today; I don't know if we'll be here).

cam-ron said...

Agreed, it's definitely a matt poster. I really like the gray type, it stays out of the way and lets you focus on the dancer. Very "clean" haha.

666 north main, that is a cool address.

MattE said...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Is it bad that you can all tell it's "a Matt poster" before you see my name? Am I not diverse enough with my designs? I don't want all my stuff to look the same all the time, but I just can't help but want to design with minimalism. It just seems to be the best way for me to communicate an idea or emotion accurately and effectively. Any thoughts?

cam-ron said...

Yeah, I don't know. I think it's better to have a distinctive, recognizable style (as long as it's good) than being too ambiguous. If you look at any of the really famous/successful designers they usually have a trade mark or have tapped into a niche market.

Sometimes I feel the same way though, like all my stuff ends up looking the same and sometimes you wonder if you are capable of doing other stuff.

If you aren't happy with what you're producing, then I think it's worth trying to change. I think it really takes a conscious effort to create designs that are beyond our normal way of thinking or design process.

Anyways, I hope that helps, but there's my two cents.

MattE said...

Thanks for the advice Cam. I guess my only question is whether or not my "distinctive, recognizable" style is good or bad. . . common or unique?

Honest responses are always appreciated and expected. The purpose here is to become a better graphic designer, right?