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Post  Admin on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:05 pm

The teacher will pair you up with another person in the room. Arrange your seats so you are sitting next to your partner. If you are absent for the class activity, complete the project as homework individually. Note to sub - if there is an odd number of students, one group of three is fine.

Do a google search on ďbusiness card design inspiration.Ē

Pick one of the examples that you find, and answer these questions about it. Use Microsoft word to document (and save!) your answers. You can copy and paste the questions from the forum to your document.

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.

2. How many colors are used on the card?

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?

When you are done, save your word files. I recommend emailing a copy to your partner at the end of the hour, so if one of you is absent, the other has a copy also.

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Sydney W on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:02 am

http://thedesigninspiration.com/business-cards/carrie-wong-business-card/


Sydney Waitman and Max Massad
12/2/2014
4th Hour
1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://thedesigninspiration.com/business-cards/carrie-wong-business-card/

2. How many colors are used on the card?
Two, red and blue. White is also present.

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
The colors are not monochromatic, analogous, or complementary. The colors used are all primary .

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes there is a noticeable difference in size between the largest and smallest text on the card.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The designer made the persons name larger than everything else because it is important and is necessary to understand the other information on the card. The designer made the contact information smaller because there is more of it and it is less important if you do not know/have the name of the person.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
I think the largest of the text is more of a plain font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
The smallest text is also a plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
I think plain font is easier to read because it is simple. I think plain font is more effective for marketing because it is simple and easy to read. I think sometimes the largest text is more decorative and the smallest is plain because the smallest text is needed to contact. The larger text is more of the simple name that can be designed more decorative. This doesnít apply to our chosen business card though.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
All of the lines of text on our business card are centered.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
When you read books the text is usually left aligned. I think this is because thats how we are all simply taught to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The text is written in all caps.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
Books usually never are written in all caps. I think this is because caps in books is used to convey emotion where as on a business card it is not. Business cards usually use all caps to draw attention and such. I think books use upper and lower case letters the same way so they are all easy to understand and can be read by practically everyone.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The design is mostly simple graphics and shapes.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
The company could use the shapes as a logo or for shirts, billboards, etc. I think large and small vector graphics look better than photographs for things along those lines because they are simple but still draw attention.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is a little white space on the business card but I think it isnít because they didnít know what to put there its to add to the design.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No, on our chosen business card there is only a name and stated contact information.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
They just stated the email address without telling you its an email address. I think they did it this way because the, ď@gmail.comĒ, should be self explanatory and let you know its an email. I think they assumed you would understand what it is.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
There is not a border on the business card, the color ďbleedsĒ all the way to the edges. I think a border could cause problems if the ink bled onto the border. Also, it could make the printing process more difficult.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Josh.B on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:02 am

1. http://carddsgn.com/business-card-gallery/zach-fuhr/


2.3 colors are used White, Black, and Orange.

3. I feel that the Duotone colors are to show the simplicity and sleekness of the company.

4. Yes the Larger text is the most bolded and shortest line

5. The Largest text is used for the name of the company where as the small print is used for the website and phone/fax numbers.

6. The Larger text is Simplistic giving a very basic look

7. The Smallest text is the same basic font to go with the simplicity theme.

8. The plain font is easier to read but the decretive font appeared to be more affective

9. The card is center aligned

10. The text is normally right aligned so it can use up less space on the page

11. Everything but the link is written in all caps

12. No books donít use all caps so you can clearly see where the sentence starts and stops and to emphasize certain words

13. the card is mostly a simple graphic and text

14. The company might use this for billboards or marker on the building

15. The card is mostly negative space

16. No

17. It isnít labeled because I feel itís implied that itís a link


18. There is an Orange border on the outside that makes it kind of stick out with other white basic business cards
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  briannab on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:03 am

1-Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://blog.printkeg.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/directors-business-card.jpg
2-How many colors are used on the card?
Two colors are used on the business card
3- How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
The color pallet is complementary colors. The colors are very simple. The colors used make me think of a director.
4- Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
There is not a huge difference between the sizes of the text.
5- Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
Their name and what their business is for is the largest so others know what the card is for. The most important information on the card is the name of the company or person and the purpose of the card or what the business is for.
6- Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
The largest font is a decorative font.
7- Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
The smallest text is also a decorative font
8- Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
Plain font is easier to read but some decorative font is easy to read as well. If the font is too dramatic then is gets hard to read or if the background of the card and colors are over the top. The larger font you want to be seen and want it to catch a person eye but with the smaller font you want to be able to read is so they can get the right number/email/address/website.
9- Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
All of the text is lined up to the left of the card.
10- When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
When you read a book most of them are lined up to the left because we read left to right and itís easier to look at but when you read poetry itís centered.
11- Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The writing on the card is all lower case except for the first letters in the names.
12- Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
In books it contains upper and lower case letters because it is the proper way to spell out words.
13- Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The card contains mostly simple graphics and shapes.
14- Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
They could us the graphic for headings of letters or on t-shirts
15- The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
The image covers the whole area of the business card.
16- Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No there are not full sentences describing what the business does.
17- If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
The card does say the email and that is it the email. When business cards have an email on it the email is usually for the business for questions. There is a phone number and a fax number on the card labeled.
18- Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The color on the business card I picked out has the color bleed to the edges. Borders could cause problems when printing if the paper is lined up very well the color will go onto another card and make the over all look sloppy.

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Brys W on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:14 am

Brys Wigton
12/2/2014
4th Hour

1. http://www.graphicriver-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/business-card-inspiration-social.jpg

2. About 13 colors are used.

3. There is not really a specific color palette used, but the colors look nice together and donít clash.

4. There is a slight difference in size, but you wouldnít notice unless you were looking for a difference in sizes of text.

5. The designer made the phone number slightly bigger, so perhaps you would look at it first because subconsciously you noticed the differences in size and got your attention.

6. A plain white font.

7. Also a plain white font.

8. A plain font. It depends on the appearance, but a decorative font is more eye-catching. To display the companies most important information and then the less important info.

9. The text is centered.

10. It is mostly left aligned because in America, we read left to right.

11. Mostly title caps, but one line of text is only lowercase.

12. Books are normally not written in all caps, because caps are used to show emphasis at important points only.

13. Mostly simple graphics and one picture of the business owner/worker.

14. The only picture is the image of the person that the business card is promoting.

15. There is no negative or white space on my card.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?

17. It is just the email address and the phone number without any labels, because you can just tell, as we have been trained to see and recognize the formatting of email addresses and phone numbers.

18. There is no specific border, just the solid colors of the squared sections on the card.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  BaileyM on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:14 am

Jacob allen
Bailey Masters
4th hour
digtal imaging
down with comic sans
9. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-really-creative-business-cards/
2. How many colors are used on the card?
Blue,Red ,yellow,green,black,lightblue,white
3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
Not complementary its googleís logo colors and white background.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
11. Yes there is a difference between the largest and smallest text on the card.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The link for the brand name and smaller details for the basic description for the company
6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
12. The largest text uses the google font,and a plain font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
13. Plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
The largest font would be easy to read, depending on the fontís complexity could be very difficult to read. But both fonts are plain so its easy to read.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
14. The left edges are lined up.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is? Usually the text is centered

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Title case and they use both lower and caps

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books? Books are usually not in all caps because they use the same rules as used in writing.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
it uses graphics of Google logo and mostly consists of text

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the \pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
no vector graphics, itís a parody of the Google search bar and search results.
15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?

A quarter of the space is negative space due to its nature.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
Not full sentences but a brief description on what the company does.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
They donít say itís a email its just there. the phone number is listed as a contact on the card.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The border might not show up or not aligned with the image which could be a waste of card material which could cost money.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  hailey claes on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:16 am

https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/32939783/disp/3640b2bfa900a480c407d2e9ebf62cb0.jpg
2. How many colors are used on the card?
There are 7 colors
3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
It uses analogous and complementary, and the rainbow on the television. The rainbow on the TV makes me think of the web designer business.
4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes, The larger text is in a different font.
5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The title, and the name of the person looks the most important.
6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
Somewhat plain, but in a more thin, tall form.
7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Plain.
8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
Plain, because it is simple and straight to the point. I agree that it is the most effective for marketing as well, because of the simplicity of it. Yes, because decorative is distracting and more artsy, and although that might be more eye catching, It isnít simple like how a business card should be.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
It is centered.
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Left aligned, depending on the context. If it is a poem then it is sometimes centered. Because centered is more simple and right there, and it seems more clean cut.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Lowercase with the correct capitalizations.
12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No, why would they? That would be clunky and make no sense.
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Definitely simple graphics, they seem all handmade with only a few shapes used.
14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
Maybe a cartoon? And medium sizes. Pen tool and shape layers, of course.
15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is definitely a lot of Ďwhite spaceí.
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
Not exactly, I do not see full sentences.
17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
They just have a website. To have links for feedback and communication.
18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
There is not and what does it mean by bleed? No, if something is not distracting then its fine.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  David E on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:20 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://digitalsynopsis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/creative-unique-business-card-design-inspiration-20.jpg
2. How many colors are used on the card?
3- Gray, white, and red
3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about
the business? Itís mostly monochromatic, I think it works, and it makes me think that the company has a sense of humor.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest? Itís fairly noticeable

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important? Itís in a different language, but I think it might be a name that is large and other information that is small

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts) I think that itís a plain font, again itís in a different language, so I canít tell

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font? I think itís plain

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card? The bigger font would be easier to read (if it werenít in a different language) decorative font probably would be better for marketing. The bigger font is more noticeable, so that might be better for decorative fonts

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
the text is all centered
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
centered, because all the words that fit on the page donít need to be separated
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
title case
12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
no, they are not all caps so that you can tell proper nouns from regular nouns
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
the design is the card itself, a ninja star, and there is a regular star, most likely their logo
14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
itís their logo, I think, so they would probably use it everywhere, like on the front of their building, for example, vector graphics look best
15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
I think there is a little more white space
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
nope
17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
the picture is too blurry for me to see
18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The edges are indented, if it were bordered by ink, it might cost more money
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  chrissyb on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:34 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.boostinspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/business-card-designs/15-whitescape-business-card-design.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
Black and pink

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
There's only one color

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
They made the name of the business big and the address and phone number stuff small

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
plain

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
plain

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
Plain is easier to read and I think plain is more effective for marketing because people can read it easier

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
none of the text is centered

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Left because we read left to right

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Its all lowercase except for the address and street things

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No, because all caps looks weird and it looks better when you use the right capitalization

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Simple graphics and shapes

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
They could put the image on shirts

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
A lot of the space is blank

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
no

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
it has an address, a phone number, an email address, and a website. I think its labeled so you call them

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The color "bleeds" to the edges

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Post  EmmaFrasier on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:52 am

Emma Frasier & Amber Collins

1) https://www.flickr.com/photos/markustsang/4923908978/
2) Black and white.
3) It is monochromatic. The color scheme reminds us of a camera, since the company the card is for † photography.
4) There is a slight difference.
5) The designer made his name and the company name large, and the contact information small. The Names look more important.
6) A plain font.
7) A plain font.
8 ) Plain font is easier to read, but decorative font is better for marketing. No, the styles are the same.
9) The text is centered within the design.
10) In this country, books are lined to the left. It makes it easier to read.
11) Title case.
12) No, itís easier to read and your eyes are less distracted.
13) Simple graphics.
14) Maybe in some sort of animation or t-shirt. Vector graphics looks better than photographs.
15) There is more negative space.
16) No.
17) It gives a full email address. It is labeled like this to give the person viewing the card a way to contact the card creator.
18) It ďbleedsĒ all the way to the edges. The border could end up uneven.


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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  cheyenneb on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 am

1.Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.designbolts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Brown-Business-card-design-Inspiration.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
3 (or four counting white.)

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
It uses warm colors (orange and brown). It seems friendly but sophisticated

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
Made company name and his own name larger. Name and title looks important.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
plain

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
plain

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
All is very clear to read. The significance of the company title and how it is separated from the other info looks like it would be effective. A name and business should catch the eye before anything else.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Business name is to the left, other info to the right. Lined up.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
centered

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
All lower case, but first and last name capitalized properly.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No, they are not all caps.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Simple graphics and shapes

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
The image design of the card can be used for building dťcor and all sorts of simple things. Vector graphics look best in all sizes.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is negative space.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
An icon of a phone is in front of the number, and an envelope in front of the email address. It makes it a little more obvious as to what it is.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
Color is all the way to the edges. A boarder can make it obvious that it was printed a little off.

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  BaileyS on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:13 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.splitsecondmarketing.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BusinessCards.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card? 3

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
The colors are analogous. The colors are bright blue and green which give an open view to the business.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
Largest: company name
Smallest: address
Most important: company name

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
Plain

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Plain

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
Plain text is easier to read. In my opinion a plain text is best for marketing because at a quick glance it is easier and faster to read. Although a decorative text might make pop.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
On the left side of the card the left edges match up and on the right side the right edges match up.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Left hand aligned because it is easier to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Title case.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
Because it is easiest to read.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Mostly simple.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
Advertising pieces, envelopes, vehicle logo's. Large and simple graphics look the best

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is some white space.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
It is not labeled. I think the reason they do not label it is because the "@" sign generally indicates it is an email address

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The solid color bleeds out to the edges.


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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  ellie5 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:15 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.noupe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/unusual-business-card-20.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card? 3 then clear plastic

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business? Analogous, I think that it is a high tech company.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest? Yes there is

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important? The company name is the largest and the E-mail and web site are the smallest. The company name is the most important.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts) Plain Font with kanji

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font? Plain font

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card? Plain font because you don't get over whelmed by the font alone.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up? Centered

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is? left aligned because that is how we are taught to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case? Title case

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?no because that would aggravate our minds

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph? It is like a programming chip

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs? Web site design. Vector graphics look better most of the time.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words? There is a lot of white space.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does? No

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled? They use symbols to tell what info is what.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems? It has a clear plastic border.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  CatFlynn1 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:21 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://dzineblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/261-600x353.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
Two; silver and gray.

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
The colors are monochromatic. The colors make me think that the business is orderly and professional.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
The business name is a bit bigger than the associate's name and information.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
They made the business name bigger, and the name of the worker was a bit smaller but still bigger than his phone number and email, etc.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
It is decorative.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
It is plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
They are both easier to read, but your eye is drawn to the decorative font. They probably want the smaller font to be legible because of the small size itself.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
None is centered. The business name is on the upper right hand corner of the card, the personal info is on the bottom left side.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
It's usually left aligned because you read from the left to right.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The business name is in all lower case, and the information is all capitals.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No, because it's not grammatically correct. They do that because it's easier to read.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The card itself is a shape of a razor, and it has some arrows etched into the card.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
They're vector graphics, and theyre both the same size. They are arrows, small sized.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is more negative space than filled.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No, all it says is Graphic Design.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
It just puts the email address because everyone knows that "gmail" and "yahoo" etc are email addresses. They put "call" in front of the number, probably so people don't text or think it's a number for something else.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
A solid black bleeds to the edges of the card. It wouldn't look like a razor if it had a border.

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  richardv on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:29 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://carddsgn.com/business-card-gallery/alex-taylor
2. How many colors are used on the card?
2 Colors are used
3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
It uses complimentary colors
4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes
5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The Designer made the logo and job bigger than the contact information
6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
It is italicized
7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
It is plain
8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
The largest font is the easiest to read, making it so bold and stand out will also catch peoples attention
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
The job title is centered and the contact info is on the bottom line
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Books are usually aligned to the left side
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
It is written in all lower case
12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No Books are normally written as the first letter of a sentence is capitalized
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
It is a lot of simple graphics on the card
14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
I think vector graphics are easier to see on a business card
15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is a lot of white space on this business card
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No there isnít full sentences
17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
They just put the email and didnít label it
18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems †
There is no border on this †business card

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Megan_S on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:38 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.rockdesign.com/prod_images/letterpress-business-card2%20%282%29_5295.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
There are only 3 colors: white, green, gray, and black.

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
The color palette is simple. There are not enough colors on this card to decide whether or not it is complementary or analogous. The colors make me think itís a simple and nice company.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
There is a noticeable difference in size between the largest text and the smallest text.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The information that the designer made large is the name of the company. The text that they made small was the contact information.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
The largest text is a plain font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
The smallest text is a plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
Both fonts are at the same easiness in terms of being able to read them.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
The information looks to have left edges.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?

When you read books, the font is normally centered left. Reason being is because it is easier to read that way because our eyes can notice the line easier.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The company name is in caps. The information is in lower case.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No, they are normally not written is all caps. Reason why is because all caps can get difficult to read, takes up a little more space, and can also give a more ďshoutingĒ tone to it. The reason why they use upper/lower case the same way is because itís easier to see and read the information.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
It is mostly simple graphics.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
This business can use the image as a logo for their company. This logo can look good in any size, large or small.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
There is more white space on this card.



16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No, I do not see full sentences describing the company.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
It is not labeled ďemail address:Ē Why I think this is because most people have an email and know what an email address looks like, so there is no need to label it.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?

There is no border around the card. It ďbleedsĒ to the edges. Why a border could cause a problem is because itís such a tiny thing to print and a border could take up most of the room for the information. It also may not print right because itís a tiny space.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  marissap on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:41 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected. †
http://www.92pixels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Business-Cards-Inspiration2.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
5

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?

They look complementary. Iím not sure what the use of these specific colors
suggests about the business.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes but not a drastic change.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The larger text is the business name. The smaller text is the email, phone number etc.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
Plain

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Plain

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
I think the plain font is easier to read. I think the plain font is also more effective for marketing. Maybe the decorative font is used for larger sized text so it is more legible?

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
The text is lined up to the left.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
It is aligned to the left. Iím pretty sure itís like that because thatís how people were taught to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
It is mostly in lower case.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
No. Books have standard techniques. There are caps for names, places, titles etc, and the rest is lowercase. I think they use upper and lower case letters the same in most books because it makes it easier to understand and you wonít get so easily confused with all the different sizes and letters going on.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Simple graphics.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?

I think the company could use them on billboards or TV? I think if they used them fir either of those things they should probably make the images a little bigger. I think vector graphs look better both large and small because photos usually get fuzzy when shrunken.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
More negative space.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
Yes itís labeled. I think they do this so if you need to email the person personally, you donít send it to the wrong email or if you need to call the office, you can call the correct office.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
There are no borders. I think they didn't give it a border so that the images and text on the card will be more clearly visible and a border would kind of just get in the way.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  RileyJ on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:02 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.

http://youandsaturation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/business_cards_inspiration_2.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?

Nine different colors are used on this card.

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?

It uses both analogous and complementary colors. The bright colors make me think of the business being something to do with an arcade or somewhere fun.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?

Yes, the title is much larger.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?

The designer made the title of the company the largest. He made his contact information the smallest. The most important information on the card would be the name of the business.

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)

The largest text is a decorative font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?

The smallest text is a plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?

The larger font is easier to read. The most effective font for marketing is plain text. There is a reason that there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card because the larger text is to stick out and look nice while the contact information is small and easy to read.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?

The title card is centered. The contact information sideís edges are lined up on the left.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
When you read books, the text is normally left aligned because your eyes naturally glide across the pages and read easiest this way.


11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?

It is written in title case.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?

Books arenít normally written in all caps. I feel like they use upper/lower case letters the same way in most books so that you can have an easy time reading any kind of book.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?

The design work on the card is mostly simple graphics and shapes.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?

The company may use the image of the companies title/logo for t shirts and consumer products from the company. They can be scaled to be on different products of different sizes.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?

I do not see full sentences describing what the company does.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?

They put the email address on without telling you itís an email address. I think it isnít labeled because they assume someone trying to read about their business knows what an email account is. It also doesnít look professional to say email address: as opposed to just putting it there.

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?

A solid color bleeds all the way to the edges. I think printing business cards with borders on them can be a problem because I believe scaling the cards to different proportions wouldnít look professional with some borders.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  calebrose22 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:10 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19022834/17][img]http://i59.servimg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
There are two colors black and yellow

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
It isn't complementary or analogus its just two colors so you can't determine and the buisness is pretty nice

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes you can tell there's a difference

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
He put that it's a engeering place and he made the company name big

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
it is a plain font

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
its a decorative font

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
The company name is easier to read since it's so big but it's a difference because the company name is important so others can know what it is called

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
the texts are centered

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
it's centered because there has to be room to write books so there aren't that much pictures

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
the big one is written in title case but the small one is lower case

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
Not all are written in caps because only sertin things can be written in caps

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
its mostly simple graphics

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
They can have signs on the streets and it should be over 100 feet wids and 60 feet high but photographs are good for pictures

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
there's more area on the card that is white spaced

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
no I don't

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
it isn't labled because they don't want people to mess with their things

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
The solid color bleeds because they don't want their frames on a very important card
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  douglas on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:16 pm

http://designyoutrust.com/2013/09/25-creative-business-card-design-inspiration/
2 colors in the card black and white
they are monochromatic they make the card look bold
†no there inst much of a difference
plain
plain
all the text is the same size and style†
the text is a little of both
center
all caps
the card is all words
there is no images
filled up with words
yes
yes
no
no

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  LyraAngelica on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:19 pm

1. http://www.cardnerd.com/card-inspiration/lucky-voice#

2. Two colors, bright pink and white.

3. I guess they are more monochromatic.

4. The colors are eye catching, since the pink is bright.

5. Not really much size difference.

6. The most important part looks like the name.

7. The largest text is decorative

8. The smallest text is plain

9. The larger text is the most readable, the decorative looks more fancy so more marketing with that, and the reason the smaller † † †and larger text are different fonts would be they want you to remember the name, and make it easy to remember.

10. No edges are lined up and itís not centered, itís decorative placement.

11. Books can be either left, or lined up. If t was lined to the right it would be harder to read because the beginning lines would be all over the page.

12. Itís in title case

13. Nope, and because itís easier to keep track of where you are in books if you have upper and lowercase letters, so they can be sort of a mark as where you are on the page. Also it shows what are names and places. It does not need to be eye catching like business cards.

14. Mostly simple graphics and shapes.

15. They are used in electronics, it looks like the electricity lines like on Arduinos and things like that. If it was bigger it wouldnít look as good, but smaller it would look fine. Vector graphics are best large and small because they will not pixelate or distort, they keep the basic curves and lines no matter the size.

16. Thereís white space, but since the card is transparent that is kinda the point.

17. No explanation on the actual card, but in the box and area you punch it out of there is.

18. It is not labeled, and probably to save space and make it look less same old boring business card-y.

19. There is color on the edges that fades slightly towards the middle. The color could take away the attention from the words.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Cierra on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:19 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.

http://maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Accent-Business-Card-l.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?

Three, White, gray, and black

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
These are monochromatic colors. These colors make me think of a very professional like business.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes, the largest text is in bold and in a different font

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?

The designer made his/her logo bigger than all of the other information such as the phone number and email. The logo she has and what her company is looks like it is the most important

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)

The font of the largest thing is written in a plain font, but is has an accent.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?

The smallest font is also plain.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?

Both fonts are easy to read, but the smaller font could be a little bigger for people who might have trouble seeing. What is bigger and written in a better font might be more important and the designer might want you to notice it more.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?

The lines in the text are centered

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?

Some times in books the text is usually centered, I think this is because it is easier to follow along that way.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?

In the logo the designers words are written in lowercase letters, however the personal information is in upper/lower case letters

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?

Books are usually not written in all capital letters unless they are trying to make something stand out. They use the same style in mot books because it is easier to read and understand, it is also the proper way to write things

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?

The card has mostly simple graphics

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs? †

The company might use this logo for pens, cards, cups ect. This logo could be put in all sizes.

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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Adiya J on Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:34 am

Adiya Jahi
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Business Card Discussion

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1. There were four colors used on the business card.
2.The colors were analogous and were not monochromatic. The colors make me think of a tea store or some kind of shop.
3.Important things like the name of the person and the business are much larger than the contact information.
4. The business name and the personís name are the largest things but the important stuff like contact information are bolder so that they can be seen.
5.The text is plain but matches the design of the card.
6.The smaller font is plain as well but is a different color.
7.Both fonts are easy to read since they are the same and the card seems more appealing because some of the words are colored like the image.
8.The lines are going from left to right.
9.I read books that go from left to right and right to left. I think its this way because depending on what the text is, it just looks nicer.
10.Its written in title case and the important stuff is lowercase.
11.No, because all caps are not necessary for everything.
12.The card has simple shapes that make an owl.
13.I think it could be used for bookmarks, store signs, and maybe normal cards.
14. The white space that is there is mainly between the information in the card.
15.No.
16.There is an e-mail and a website.
17.There is no border around the card. If there was a border it would take away from the card.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Kaela S on Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:43 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://cdn.designrfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Creatice-business-cards-44.jpg
2. How many colors are used on the card?
About twelve.
3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
I think it uses complementary colors. The colors make me think that the business is maybe not that strict or serious because of the little hamburger.
4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
Yes.
5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The name of the business is bigger but the information about it is smaller. The information about the business looks most important.
6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
Plain font.
7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Plain font.
8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
The larger font is easier to read.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Most of the text is centered.
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
The text is aligned to the left. I think maybe because itís easier to read and people prefer that more.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
All the words except chef are caps.
12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
The books I read arenít in caps. I think it might not be in caps all the time because, for example, when Iím reading something in caps in my head the character is yelling.
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The design is a hamburger.
14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
They might use the picture of the hamburger on like their stamps or something like that, if they have those.
15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
Most of the space is filled.
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No.
17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
They put Call us 819.842.2747
18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?
Thereís a white border. And it maybe can cause problems because the border can come out too big or not come out at allÖ Iím guessing.
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Re: Assignment 18: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Ej Dumas on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:39 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.printfirm.com/pre-design-templates/business-card-bc/3.5x2/automotive-and-transportation/aston-martin/aston-martin-business-card-template-9.html

2. How many colors are used on the card?
"3"
1.black
2. various grays
3.red

3. How would you describe the color palette? Is it monochromatic? Does it use analogous or complementary colors? What do the colors make you think about the business?
monotone grey with a slash of red for the tailights.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
yes...

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
the company name is largest, smallest is email's

6. Is the largest text a decorative font or a plain font? (If you aren't sure, try googling images of plain and decorative fonts)
plain font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
plain font.

8. Which type of font is easier to read? Which type of font is most effective for marketing? Is there a reason there might be a difference between the decorative nature of the largest and smallest text on the card?
plain font with a easy to the eye background.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
the text is on the right but allignedment is centred...

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
centred lined, to read back and fourth easier...


11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
title case.

12. Are books normally written in all caps? Explain your answer - why do you think they use the upper/lower case letters basically the same way in most books?
no, they are written in title case, and have punctuation.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
graphics and large photograph.

14. Think about the images on the card. What else might the company use them for, besides a business card? What sizes might they be used for? Which looks better both large and small - vector graphics (images drawn with the pen tool and shape layers) or photographs?
automotive references, and location to buy a car, car stuff/etc.

15. The unused area where there are no words or pictures is often called negative space or white space (even if it isn't white). Is there more area on your card that is white space - or that is filled with pictures and words?
its filled with graphic grey tones.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
no.

17. If you see an email address or a phone number, is it labeled ("email address: xxx@gmail.com) or do they just put the address without telling you it's an email address? Why do you think it is or isn't labeled?
its labled for contact references

18. Is there a border or outline around the edge of the card like a frame? Or does a solid color "bleed" all the way to the edges? Can you think of any reasons related to the printing process that might make a border cause problems?

part 1: No.

part 2: a border will cause a problem due to if the cards alignment to the printer is off, the border would look misplaced.
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