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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007, 09:38:52 pm »
Net, I really, really love these. This is exactly what we were talking about in the extended discussions about packaging our ideas (or in this case, TGRR's ideas).

I've printed 'em out at 11x17 and they look gorgeous.

Give Up - was it a design choice to make the text start on an even line with the title, rather than at the top of the page?

Tell Yourself Everything Is Fine - The two images reprinted on the same page - is that due to the dimensions of the original woodcut?

Making Joe Mad - Would it look better with a black border instead of a white one? Maybe it's cause I printed this in 11x17 despite it being an 8x11 PDF, but The kallisti bomb at the bottom right is a little hard to see. Also, the title isn't centered, and the font is cool, but kind of hard to read.


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Thanks Cram. I especially appreciate the critical feedback.

Give Up has a very subtle demon-snake thing floating underneath the text that plays off the display font and leafy graphic. Also, the space around the words "Give Up" leads the eye naturally to where the text starts—so why not?

You're correct about Tell Yourself Everything Is Fine. The idea here is to just cut the page in half. It looked too funky and wasteful with only one there... It's also not unheard of to wheatpaste multiples in one place.

Making Joe Mad was a bit funky, so I made another version with hopefully a more fitting and legible font. I also made the kallisti bomb a bit bigger. Sometimes it's hard to get out of my own head, so it's important for me to hear things like this.
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2007, 09:41:09 pm »
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007, 11:08:51 pm »
wow. that font looks GREAT.

you're right about the critical feedback, i'll try to come up with something.

the only thing i can think of is textual actually. for my own purposes it would have been even better if the UK versions were just general "european" versions, or "non location specific" versions.

i printed them out last week and put them up last weekend at a camp with a bunch (60+) of crazy-minded fellow students. i'm not sure if anyone actually read them. i also printed out Cram's memebomb PDF, which was a great success, got a lot of positive feedback about it, especially the "i bet you just stepped in it" i put up in one of the bathrooms, the "frankly i think screaming hysterical is underrated" i put up in the sleeping halls and the "don't just defend your right to be wrong -- exercise it" for general awesomeness.
maybe the texts themselves were a bit tl;dr for a bunch of drunken stoners trying to pick up chicks. but that just means i gotta think of better places to put them up.

one advice maybe, but i guess you're already doing this, try to make the font as large as possible. if you print these flyers at A4, you really need to stand within one meter with good lighting to be able to read them. (but there's only so much space on an A4, of course)
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007, 11:16:58 pm »
wow. that font looks GREAT.

you're right about the critical feedback, i'll try to come up with something.

the only thing i can think of is textual actually. for my own purposes it would have been even better if the UK versions were just general "european" versions, or "non location specific" versions.

i printed them out last week and put them up last weekend at a camp with a bunch (60+) of crazy-minded fellow students. i'm not sure if anyone actually read them. i also printed out Cram's memebomb PDF, which was a great success, got a lot of positive feedback about it, especially the "i bet you just stepped in it" i put up in one of the bathrooms, the "frankly i think screaming hysterical is underrated" i put up in the sleeping halls and the "don't just defend your right to be wrong -- exercise it" for general awesomeness.
maybe the texts themselves were a bit tl;dr for a bunch of drunken stoners trying to pick up chicks. but that just means i gotta think of better places to put them up.

one advice maybe, but i guess you're already doing this, try to make the font as large as possible. if you print these flyers at A4, you really need to stand within one meter with good lighting to be able to read them. (but there's only so much space on an A4, of course)

Thanks 000.

I've been using body text fonts with large x-heights for maximum legibility.

Maybe you run some general "european" versions by Roger. If they pass muster, I could do some of those too.
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2007, 12:18:28 am »
i also printed out Cram's memebomb PDF, which was a great success, got a lot of positive feedback about it, especially the "i bet you just stepped in it" i put up in one of the bathrooms, the "frankly i think screaming hysterical is underrated" i put up in the sleeping halls and the "don't just defend your right to be wrong -- exercise it" for general awesomeness.

Thanks - I appreciate hearing this!

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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2007, 11:15:38 pm »
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2007, 01:08:10 am »
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2007, 07:07:12 am »
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2007, 09:29:56 am »
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2007, 09:43:44 am »
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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2007, 11:24:15 am »
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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2007, 12:03:46 pm »
What about the rest of the flyers?

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Re: Roger Flyers — US Release
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2007, 07:02:04 am »
By when do you need all of them?

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