non-photo holiday cards - Greetings from San Francisco

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Kanika Mathur
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A non-photo holiday card with a fun illustration of the city of San Francisco at Christmas time.

tags:

non-photo holiday cards, city, san francisco, buildings, christmas, gifts, fun, golden gate bridge, ferry building, trolley, clouds, Karl, fog, christmas, holidays, colorful, ocean, cityscape, illustration, whimsical

colors shown:

red, dark red, teal sky, light blue, graphite, light grey, yellow, pink, lavender, green,

fonts:

Myriad Pro, bellwether

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 10 2016

Edited on:

Jun 02 2016

average score:

3.05

comments:

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non-photo holiday cards - Greetings from San Francisco by Kanika Mathur

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Kanika Mathur on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:54pm
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New York City

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Katie Zimpel on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:14am
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I love how this turned out!

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Frooted Design on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:25am
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hi kanika, I definitely think it looks cleaner and lets your illustration shine! I'd even consider taking out that bottom strip of blue and just putting the family name directly on the pavement, bringing everything down so there's a bit more space for the greeting on top.

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Frooted Design on May 31, 2016 at 10:31am
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hi kanika, what a fun and colorful illustration! i think the illustration is so detailed and lovely, but it gets lost with the bottom foreground illustrations of road/sand/water. I'm pretty curious to see what this would look like without the illustrations from the road down maybe move the sea lions into the water on the rocks?

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Kampai Designs on May 21, 2016 at 9:44pm
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Cute illustrations! I think you could take away the road as the grey is detracting from the color scheme. I would also tuck at least some of the clouds behind the bridge.

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taryn bone on May 14, 2016 at 5:43pm
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very nice updates!! I think it looks great.

Shannon on May 18, 2016 at 7:25pm
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I think simplifying the street scene and making your trolley larger was a good idea – I also agree with Katie that you have a lot packed into this design and you could possibly turn it into two unique ideas :) Great updates so far!

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Katie Zimpel on May 13, 2016 at 11:11am
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I like where your going with it! The santa trolly is so cute. I think it could be a design all on its own. And do this one with just the buildings and bridge? I just keep seeing two ideas here.

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Kanika Mathur on May 11, 2016 at 8:01am
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Thanks for the amazing feedback> Would love to know what you think of the changes? Thank you!

Shannon on May 11, 2016 at 8:06am
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B for me :) I absolutely love this fun illustration of the city, but I don't know about the trolly? It's such an icon of San Francisco, but I feel like the angling of the street is mucking up the linear pattern going with everything else.

Sari Victoria on May 11, 2016 at 8:06am
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Curved for me! I think it is more welcoming as a curved line.

Dawn Jasper on May 11, 2016 at 10:00am
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Such a cute illustration! I really like the curved text at the top! I might also try making the trolly a brighter red to match the reds in the rest of the image, ad maybe bring it up the hill just a bit more?

Erin Niehenke on May 11, 2016 at 10:21am
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Tough choice! I love the illustration! I voted B, it just felt better to me. Did you try moving the greeting to the bottom with the other text at all?

Lisa McLean on May 11, 2016 at 10:45am
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Hmm I can't decide between the curve or straight. But I do agree about the trolley. This illustration is awesome but the trolley feels is a distraction on an angle for this design. I vote A since I think the curve adds interest and balances out the trolley on a hill.

Katie Zimpel on May 11, 2016 at 1:26pm
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This is so cute! I do think you could simplify this some. I'd like to see a version where you replace the taxi with the trolly maybe.

Kate Ross on May 11, 2016 at 2:50pm
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I vote for A. The curved text is so adorable!!

Debb W on May 11, 2016 at 5:28pm
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Awesome city scape! Going with B.

Mansi on May 11, 2016 at 5:42pm
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Loving this fun illustration... But, the trolley at an angle bothers me a little bit. I know you are trying to show the hilly side of SF, but, I think it may work better being straight... Hope this helps! gorgeous work!

Ann Gardner on May 11, 2016 at 5:43pm
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The straight type mimics the bridge. I'd go with that.

Kayla Penner on May 11, 2016 at 7:08pm
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B for me, I like the straight text. This looks like a beautiful and fun postcard! My only suggestion would be to move "love" over to the left just a bit. I love these fonts together!

Ilze Lucero on May 11, 2016 at 8:20pm
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I like the straight text

Roopali on May 12, 2016 at 6:30am
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I like the curved text.

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taryn bone on May 10, 2016 at 11:06pm
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no way, the illustration seems perfect! What a cute take on San Francisco. Great work! I might try a version where the top text isn't arched and is just straight across, maybe take a poll if you can't decide, but I think it could look nicer perhaps. I LOVE the font combo.

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