graduation announcements - Party Hat

Tags: graduation announcements, party, hat, tassel, clothes, books, study, encouragement, pencil, drawing, supplies, school

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Katie Zimpel
  • Minted Apr 11, 2012
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comments from Katie:

Party Hat

tags:

graduation announcements, party, hat, tassel, clothes, books, study, encouragement, pencil, drawing, supplies, school

colors shown:

red, blue, yellow

fonts:

Frontage, Josefin Slab

design inspired by:

Graduation Party Invitation

submitted on:

Dec 07 2015

Edited on:

Dec 14 2015

average score:

2.86

comments:

0

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graduation announcements - Party Hat by Katie Zimpel

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Version 7 - submitted on Dec 14 2015 - no comments

Version 6 (poll) - submitted on Dec 10 2015 - hide

Little Words Design on Dec 10, 2015 at 8:15pm
Little Words Design
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I like the script for the name in A, but I like the background being a shade darker. I might try something a bit warmer than the gray, however. Love the design!

Nazia Hyder on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:38pm
Nazia Hyder
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I chose A, adorable illo, I lied the bright colors on the darker background :)

Maria Hilas Louie on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:07pm
Maria Hilas Louie
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I chose A. I love the contrast of the white pages against the gray.

Liz Conley on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:23pm
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I picked A - the slight gray helps the white paper and books to stand out a bit without making the design feel heavy and the san serif works best for me.

Jennifer Postorino on Dec 11, 2015 at 7:33am
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i like the white background in B but the font in A ;)

Ella Weaver on Dec 11, 2015 at 7:56am
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Love A - and love the design!

Kanika Mathur on Dec 11, 2015 at 9:38am
Kanika Mathur
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Such a fun design! Love A!

Simona Camp on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:16am
Simona Camp
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I picked B. I like that the script font softens the design a bit and keeps the eye moving as it matches the "of" in the hat.

Up Up Creative on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:18am
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Not a fan of the gray background myself. And I do like the script better, too. So B for me!

Beth Schneider on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:06pm
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This is so cute! It's a tough choice, but leaning towards B with the font of A for the name. The script is a little distracting from the awesome illustration.

Sarah Brown on Dec 11, 2015 at 3:53pm
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I like B - fun design!

Annie Montgomery on Dec 13, 2015 at 9:45am
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i chose A..i think it makes it look a tad richer (like i can imagine holding it in my hand and admiring the colors ;) )

Angie Wimberly on Dec 13, 2015 at 1:34pm
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This is so cute! I like the version on white, since big, solid backgrounds don't always print as well, and it keeps it light and airy. I also think the script matches your illustration style really well. Nice work!

Phrosne Ras on Dec 13, 2015 at 4:25pm
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i choose A, but i prefer the white backer :)

Erin Niehenke on Dec 13, 2015 at 5:26pm
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I like A for the type but B for the background color :) I voted A!

Monica Janes Fine Art on Dec 13, 2015 at 8:13pm
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I like B. Love, love, love the illustration and like the white background. But maybe a soft shadow under the books just to give the books a bit of a base. But either one is wonderful as is. These are really fine tuning comments.

Makewells on Dec 14, 2015 at 10:54am
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Katie this is super cute. I chose B - but I'm a little partial to the type choice in A. Nice work :)

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Erin Deegan on Dec 7, 2015 at 2:26pm
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I prefer B. I think the top and bottom typography really balances out the entire design.

carohug on Dec 7, 2015 at 2:30pm
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this feels more balanced

Little Words Design on Dec 7, 2015 at 2:57pm
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Love the centered illustration with split text. Great design!

Jennifer Postorino on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:58pm
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i like the balance of B! super cute, katie :)

Simona Camp on Dec 7, 2015 at 5:18pm
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B feels really balanced! So fun!

Anupama on Dec 7, 2015 at 7:26pm
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I like Option A. All text together.

Jesse Hutchison on Dec 7, 2015 at 8:26pm
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I'm so torn between A and B, gah! I'm picking B but if you disagree, go with A! ;)

Maria Hilas Louie on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:04pm
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I chose A. Fun design!

Bonjour Berry on Dec 7, 2015 at 11:06pm
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A seems to be more balanced for me. Lovely illustration.

Erin Niehenke on Dec 8, 2015 at 7:14am
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I love the way A feels :) I might shrink the text even further.

Liz Conley on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:21am
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I picked A - like the more weighty feeling of the text all at the bottom.

Makewells on Dec 9, 2015 at 5:40am
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I think A works a little better. Helps you focus on the illustration first, then the words below. :)

Version 1 - submitted on Dec 07 2015 - no comments