holiday photo cards - {CITY BY THE BAY}

Tags: holiday photo cards, Framed, San Franciso

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  • Minted May 9, 2008
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Golden Gate Bridge


holiday photo cards, Framed, San Franciso

colors shown:

red, blue, gray


Albemarle Swash & Century Gothic

design inspired by:

US West

submitted on:

Sep 11 2008

Edited on:

Sep 14 2008

average score:




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final average score: 3.25
holiday photo cards - {CITY BY THE BAY} by Design Lotus


Paper Stories on Sep 11, 2008 at 2:55pm
Paper Stories
  • Minted Apr 29, 2008
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much better. love the colors.

Andrea Mentzer on Sep 12, 2008 at 5:37pm
Andrea Mentzer
  • Minted Jun 16, 2008
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It seems strange to me to make 'san francisco' the top priority above the holiday message and even the family photo and names. It could be cute but i would lose the city name all together and then increase the size of the peace love joy message.

Alex Elko Design on Sep 12, 2008 at 6:00pm
Alex Elko Design
  • Minted Apr 22, 2008
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Yeah, but that 'f' is pretty fabulous.

Design Lotus on Sep 12, 2008 at 6:03pm
Design Lotus
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Ahh... Someone who understands. hahaha

Guess What Design Studio on Sep 13, 2008 at 10:25am
Guess What Design Studio
  • Minted May 6, 2008
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I think this design is great! Yes, that 'f' is pretty fabulous - what a lovely font. I like the 'san francisco' - I would keep it. It adds such whimsical charm. Maybe you could just decrease the size of 'san francisco' a touch and increase the size of 'peace-love-joy', as well. That would change the hierarchy, but it might offset the balance. I really just like it the way it is, though. The balance is so perfect.

Andrea Snaza on Sep 18, 2008 at 8:40am
Andrea Snaza
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
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I agree with the other Andrea above. San Francisco is commanding the attention- the family feels very secondary to this design when in fact they should be the focus. THis may just be the result of minted's guidelines for the contest though. Even if the type is fabulous, the city name really limits your audience

designer joy on Sep 23, 2008 at 10:21pm
designer joy
  • Minted Sep 12, 2008
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I love the scaloped cloud like border behind San Francisco. I know people who would love to send this card this year. Great use of type. Good luck!