invitations - Silver & Gold Typographic Sweet 16

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Brittany Long Design
  • Minted Aug 16, 2017
  • 13 Comments made
  • 167 Votes cast

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I created this design by using different typefaces to create a solid block of text. I used the silver & gold foil to bring out certain aspects. Enjoy!

tags:

invitations, Type, Typography, Typographic, Black, Text, Foil, Elegant, Sophisticated

colors shown:

Gold, Silver, Black, White, Gray

fonts:

Avenir Roman, Avenir Black, Avenir Light, Avenir Medium, Didot, Honeyscript

design inspired by:

Sweet Sixteen (foil)

submitted on:

Aug 30 2017

average score:

2.19

comments:

16

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invitations - Silver & Gold Typographic Sweet 16 by Brittany Long Design

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Brittany Long Design on Aug 30, 2017 at 5:12pm
Brittany Long Design
  • Minted Aug 16, 2017
  • 13 Comments made
  • 167 Votes cast

What do you guys think? It's my first time doing a typographic based design and I don't know if it's working. Thanks for any and all feedback, guys!

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Jenna Myers on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:34am
Jenna Myers
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You've got a really nice balance and the name really pops. I might do a different font for the name,though, simply because a teenage girl is likely to want her name in a pretty script.

Cat Caudillo on Sep 3, 2017 at 2:15pm
Cat Caudillo
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My main concern with this design is it might be hard to personalize if someone has a lot of text. I also think it would help to add a section for the location info.

Angela Garrick on Sep 4, 2017 at 1:48pm
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For me the design feels a little crowded. Have you tried a version without the borders? It would make the design feel more open and give you some play room to maybe try spacing things out a tad more?

Kristen Dobbins on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:32pm
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One small thing I would watch is the spacing between the blocks of text. It looks like there's more spacing between the bottom line and the "So Let's Party" and less between the top line and "Sweet Sixteen." I would make sure it's even. -xo, kristen

Learoy Ann on Sep 9, 2017 at 6:56am
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I love the color combination. The typography looks good also, though it does not really need to use all kinds of it, especially to a text heavy design. But, a thumbs-up, you are able to distribute it on the layout.

Learoy Ann on Sep 9, 2017 at 6:56am
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I love the color combination. The typography looks good also, though it does not really need to use all kinds of it, especially to a text heavy design. But, a thumbs-up, you are able to distribute it on the layout.

Strong Willow Studio on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:25pm
Strong Willow Studio
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I like your clever wording! Maybe choose a couple less typefaces and colors, so that people really read it and don't get distracted.

Danielle Ellan on Sep 13, 2017 at 2:41pm
Danielle Ellan
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I like the color combination, the name in the center and the 16. I would try to stick with less variations. Typographic designs can be tricky sometimes. Best of luck!

Abby Reid on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:49pm
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I don't have any wisdom for you, except to gather the knowledge of the more experienced Minties! Looks great! Good luck in the challenges... Abby

raven erebus on Sep 16, 2017 at 5:34pm
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The dark grey on black is hard to read.

Becky Nimoy on Sep 17, 2017 at 7:08am
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Typography is not my strong suit, but I'd suggest finding a taller narrower font for the name to align it with the outer invisible border you've created with the rest of the text, as well as increasing the letter spacing between most of the text, especially sweet sixteen. I also think you can get rid of the outer border, it makes the text look busier than it is. As far as the actual words I think you did a great job organizing all of the elements.

Cynthia L. delaCruz on Sep 18, 2017 at 4:59pm
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I do agree with some of the other comments. The dark gray is a bit hard to read, and the type seems a bit all over the place. Love the idea though, and glad you stepped outside the box. The color scheme is great.

Joanna Griffin on Sep 19, 2017 at 1:55pm
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I think the layout is good, but I agree with Becky about eliminating the outside borders to give it a cleaner appearance. Also, if you're submitting it as a foil design, I don't think they can mix two colors of foil, so it would need to be gold or silver. I like the concept - it's really fun for a sweet sixteen!

Kristen Niedzielski on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:37pm
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If you want to try to put "you are cordially invited to our party" in white first. When you read something in Graphic Design you need to know where the eye goes to first when reading something. The eye will go to the white words first then the largest then the gold, then the gray. Sometimes when reading it a person may go to all the words in white and get an abbreviated message first. Then read the top to bottom. I think you alleviate it when you do the top line all in white, because you read from left to right first, the brightest to the more subtle colors. Just an idea to try to see how it reads and looks. Good luck. I like the idea and the message..

Arianne Colella on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:57pm
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As I read along "you are cordially invited to our", I jumped between "Party" and "Sweet Sixteen" because they are both popping out at me at the same time. Maybe switch around the words that you chose to be grey/lower opacity? I also think this design has more of a New Year's Eve feel to it rather than a Sweet Sixteen. Maybe use more feminine colors! Finally, I personally love the borders and would keep them. But it would still be really nice without them.