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Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Admin on Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:09 am

You can work alone or in pairs for this. If you work with someone else, in the subject line include the other person's name.
Do a google search on ďbusiness†card†design inspiration.Ē

Pick one of the examples that you find, and answer these questions about it. If you aren't going to finish in one class period, use Microsoft word to document (and save!) your answers. You can copy and paste the questions from the forum to your document.



Include the QUESTIONS and ANSWERS in your response.

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?


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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  KaelaS on Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:23 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://gdj.gdj.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/corporate-business-card-designs-52.jpg
2. How many colors are used on the card?
Ten
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?
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 what they do for work large, and their email address and website small.
Their website and what they do for work.
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?
Both fonts are easy to read.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
The text is all over the place.
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Left aligned. It makes reading the book easier.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
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?
No. Because
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?
If the company is selling something, the logo could go on the boxes that stuff is sold in.
Vector Graphics
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?
Itís mostly filled with pictures and words.
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 just put the email address. I think they did that because they probably didnít have any room put email address:. Or, they probably didnít put it because you can already tell that thatís the email address just by looking at 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?
A sold color bleeds all the way to the edges. The border might distract whoever is looking at the card. Theyíll probably pay attention to that instead of the information on the card.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  Jonny W. on Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:33 pm

1)†http://www.92pixels.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Unique-and-Beautiful-Business-Cards-26.jpg
2) 4 Colors
3) Mainly Monochromatic
4) There is a slight distinction†
5) The title is most largest, making it the center of attention.
6) More plain as its fairly straight forward.
7) Plain.
8. The bigger one mainly because its larger than the smaller one, otherwise its a stalemate †
9) Centered.
10) Right aligned as its easier to read this way.†
11) Lower Case.
12) No, they typically use lower case besides simple capitalization for grammatical reason. †
13) Simple Graphics.
14) Perhaps gaming slips or check-in purposes.
15) Typically a white space.
16) No, there isn't any descriptions on what the company actually does.
17) It is labeled, and some companies don't label it for emphasis purposes, they might label the phone number rather than the email as phone number might be the best way to get hold of them rather than emailing them.†
18) There is no border, but if there was, a problem to be might be getting it on the edges of the card.
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Assignment - Business Card Discussion

Post  IkalanniJ on Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:44 pm

Assignment - Ikalanni Jahi

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.printingdynamics.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/black-duplex-business-cards2_4240.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
I want to say two, but the company name seems lighter in a way, so perhaps three 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?
The color palette gives off a sort of professional feel; really sophisticated in a way. The colors appear to be analogous, but with different tints/shades of each color: a golden yellow, a yellow tint, and a mildly pale, dark brown.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
The biggest difference is how the company name is largest and the rest of the text is significantly smaller.

5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
The most important text seems to be the company title on the front of the business card, which draws your attention to the front where no other text is, but while looking on the back, the text is the same size. Nothing stands out on either side unless you are looking at them at the same time.

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 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?
Since both are plain fonts, both are relatively easy to read. The only thing making anything hard to read would be the size of the smaller text. Plain fonts are easier to read, but decorative fonts draw your attention sometimes.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Everything is lined up basically, at least on the back. The front has nothing to line up with besides the sides of the card, which it is lined up with as well on both sides. Both sides are lined up to the left, more towards the middle.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Usually, the text is lined up to the left. Itís like that because most of our eyes are used to moving left-to-right, at least in America.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The backside is written as if writing sentences, but the front side is written in all caps. It might be the font, but everything is in 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?
No, books are not normally written in all caps. I believe it just shows where the beginning of sentences are, not anything really significant.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
I guess you could call it simple graphics, there are only words on both sides.

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?
There arenít any pictures on the business card, but I think they use pictures to trigger memories of the same company or to be recognized without words. Sizes donít really seem to matter, but bigger/more clear vector graphics work better.

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 negative space compared to the words.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No, only contact information and names.

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 doesnít fully say ďemail addressĒ, but has the letter ďeĒ before it. It might be there just to show that this is indeed an email address, just in case someone canít tell which is which.

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 any of the card, but I cannot think of any reasons that a border might cause problems for the printing process.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  sam s. on Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:59 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://gdj.gdj.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/business+cards+design+4.jpg

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

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?
Since it's only red and white, i'd say it looks more professional and sleek
The color palette is monochromatic, since its only red and white

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 business name is the largest, so it seems to be the most important. All the information is the smallest, and the name is kinda off to the side, which is important too

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)
More plain that anything fancy, but different than the other text

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?
The smaller text is easier and doesn't take forever to read, so it could be better for marketing. The largest text is supposed to grab the attention of people, so it should be more visible. The way its placed on the card helps grab the attention of people, and the fact the logo is red grabs attention too.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Nothing is centered, all to the left.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Usually to the right, and so it looks more sleek and could possibly fit more words in without confusing or distracting the reader

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Majority is all caps, email and website are not.

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 aren't, because proper grammar. For the front of a book, caps could seem more exciting, and lower case could seem more deep and slow.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
Simple and easy to process 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 only image is the logo, and they will probably use their logo for almost everything they market. And vector graphics, because photographs are pixels and will compress and pixelize, while vector images dont and keep their resolution consistent through out sizing.

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?
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 an "E" I think, and I think it wouldn't be labeled because the format for an email is so common now a days, it would be pointless to type that and waste space.

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. Borders could leak over to the other side of the card, waste ink, mess up other wording on the card, etc.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  felicityakakatie on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:07 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiF_P-J6LjJAhUIGj4KHY_gBAoQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgraphicdesignjunction.com%2F2014%2F04%2Ffree-real-estate-business-card-template-psd%2F&psig=AFQjCNHk5TJlMYO_calKebJkWGR9-FpLYg&ust=1448995741826093


1. How many colors are used on the card? † †3.

2.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? Cement..

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

4. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important? Their name/profession and their logo.

5. 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, very basic.

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

7. 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 believe plain is easier to read but decorative helps catch the eye.

8. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up? †Some to the side some to the center.

9. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is? †Centered. To make it easy to read.

10. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case? The name is all caps, but the info isnít.

11. 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 they have about on average a chapter to seal you in before you decide thatís not your type of book. Business cards only have a little square to get you interested.

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

13. 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? †Signs around the work space or online logo.

14. 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 white space.

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

16. 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? Because the Ď@í is there which gives us the idea of that being the email.

17. 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? If the words/info isnít in the correct place while printing then the words will be on the border making it look weird.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  reannan on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:15 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.vphosted.com/Sales/Utility/Img.caspx?s=%2Fvp%2Fimages%2Fvp-site%2Fcategory-pages%2Fbusiness-cards%2Findustry-tiles%2Fwhy-bc-001-2x.png&w=275&h=200&langid=1&q=85&c=0&hc=004fc038&ie6=0

2. How many colors are used on the card?
11 or more.

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 card has a wide variety of colors, showing that this place sells fresh paint.

4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
The larger text is the name of the person who is the CEO of this business and then in bold large text the name of the company.

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 name and the company name the larger parts and the information about the company a bit smaller. I think the company name gets my attention the most since itís large and bold.

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 in a decorative font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Though it is a bit blurry and hard to see, I can tell it is in 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 the more decorative font is easier to read and makes the business more fun to work with.

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?
Iím going to guess that it is centered.

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?
I think it depends on the author and how they want their books to look. I think they use uppercase letters though to grab attention.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
I think it is 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 design could be used for a lot considering itís a flower and well you could do a lot with flowers.

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?
Just on the sides beside the words but since the font it kind of small and centered it really doesnít matter.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No you just see the name and the word ďpainterĒ underneath.

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?
I think because most people can understand that it is an email address and they put it there for people to contact the company.

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 none and I canít think of any reason of why it would cause printing problems.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  annep on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:18 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/25-cool-and-creative-business-cards-geeks-would-love

2. How many colors are used on the card?
10 colors are used in 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?
I would describe this color palette as monochromatic. It uses complementary colors. It makes me think they are a creative business.

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?
He made the name of the company the largest and the corporation smaller. The name 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)
The font is decorative.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
The small text is 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 large decorative font is easier to read. The regular font is more effective for marketing. The decorative and larger font makes it seem fancy and important.

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

The text is normally left aligned because its easier to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
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 are not normally written in all caps because it would make it harder to read. It makes it easier top read the card.

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

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 use them for making videogames. Medium.

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?
My card has a little white space to make sure people remember it.

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 without label. Common senseÖ

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 threw to the edges. It may bleed into the boarder so its easier to not have one.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  GinaK on Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:47 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://downgraf.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1102.jpg
2. How many colors are used on the card?
12 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?
Rainbow. I think the business is fun, yet it can be 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?
The name is larger and the information is the smallest. Their name and 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)
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? A plain font is very easy to read. In my opinion the most effective font is Arial. The reason a plain font is that the plain font doesn't look like something for a PTA meeting. It looks more professional.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Left edges
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Left aligned. I think it's easier for the reader to find the next line.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
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?
Not normally. They upper and lower case letters. They use upper case to show that there is a new sentence or there is something important in the book.
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?
They could use the images for a birthday card. I think that photographs look much better.
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? No, everything is colored.

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?
I don't see an email address, but I see links to other websites.
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 isn't a boarder. The boarder could bleed all over the letters and mess up the card. Also, it can distract the viewer.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  MeganM on Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:58 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://inngocmai.com/in-card-visit/thiet-ke-the-name-card-day-mau-sac-kinh-doanh-6.html
(the second one)

2. How many colors are used on the card?
like 13+

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?
rainbow, it is creative

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?
Her name is large, the number, mail, website and blog is smaller. Her name 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)
Plain font

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?
They are the same, very easy to read.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
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?
the text is normally left aligned, because we read from left to right, it guides our eyes easier.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
Some is in all caps, some lowercase

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 not written in all caps, because when we read it, we read it like it would be important, or loud. If they wrote it in all lower case, it wouldn't be proper grammar. †

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
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 could use it for a logo. I think vector graphics look better

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?
No

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
They do not

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 labeled. So you know exactly 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?
No there is not a border. Borders might cause problems because it is so small.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  JordanA on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:02 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://dylanmcleod.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/katrina-peden-business-card.jpg

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

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?

Monochromatic I think...and the colors of the card make me think that this is a serious business co.

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

Yep

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 company's business title large, while the info is small. The small text is 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 apparently

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?

The large font is easier to read. Large font is the most effective for marketing. There's a difference because decorative texts is more appealing to the eye than the smaller text.

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

The big text is centered, while the smaller text to lined up to the right.

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

The text is normally centered or to the left for me. I think it's like that for different kinds of readers...right?

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

Title case and 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 books are written in all caps, some are though. They use upper case letters in most books for the title or cover page of the book.

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

It's simple graphics tbh

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?

Photoshop. Cards and etc. Small graphics because it's interesting to see the details and such.

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 an area with white space in my card. It's pretty balanced if I do say so myself.

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?

It's not really labeled on the example card, and they do put the e-mail address on the card without telling you.

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?

Yeah there is a border. The solid color doesn't bleed all the way towards the edges. The border might cause problems because it could be off centered or not even visible at all.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  haleyg on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:04 am

1. http://cdnlava360.saturn.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Tridaz-business-cards-new.jpg
2. 3 colors
3. Itís mostly monochromatic.
4. Yes
5. The designer made the phone number and email address smaller and made her name and the companyís name larger. Her name and companyís name is most important information.
6. Yes the lager fonts have decorative fonts.
7. Its plain font.
8. The easiest font to read is the non-decorative larger font. The larger decorative font is for marketing. The larger text is more important.
9. No the text is not centered and the edges are not lined up.
10. The text on books are mostly left aligned so that when you read you donít get lost because youíre starting from the same place.
11. Itís mostly all in lower case besides the first letters of words.
12. No there not in all caps because of grammar.
13. Simple graphics and shapes.
14. The could use them on their website. Smaller vector graphics.
15. Mostly white space with blue paint spatters.
16. Yes, it says managing director of design and development.
17. Itís there without saying itís an email address. It might not be labeled because it wouldnít look good on the card.
18. No boarder or frame but not only one color goes through the whole edge. They might know print a boarder because it could make the card look smaller.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  KaileyL on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:06 am

Business Card Questions

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.edesigntuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3.png
2. How many colors are used on the card?
Four colors are used, green, white, dark gray, and light 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 color palette uses monochromatic colors and then a different brighter color. The colors make me think that the business has a good idea of how to advertise and design things and that it is very professional.

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 text in the logo is the biggest, then the text saying what the company does, then the contact information. The information that looks most important is the name of 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)
It is a plain font.

7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
It is in 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?
All of the text has the same font, but if a decorative font is used it should be on a large text size because it will be easier to read than if it was a small text size.

9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
On the front it is centered and on the back all of the text is lined up on the left edge.

10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
It is normally aligned on the left. I think that this is because it makes it easier to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
It is 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 are not normally written in all caps. I think that most use upper/lower case letters because it is easier to read long texts with lower case letters than in all capital letters.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
It 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?
There arenít any images on this card, just a design as the background. Vector graphics look better when both large and 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 mostly white space.

16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No, it is very simple.

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?
There is not an email on this card, but I donít think that they would normally be labeled because it is unnecessary reading and you want as few words as possible on a business card, the client can infer that that is the email without it being 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?
There is no border, I think that a border could cause problems because it could be too much to print in such a small space and it could distract from the other things on the card.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  lancev on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:10 am

1) http://gdj.gdj.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/business-cards-design-2.jpg
2) 3
3) Kinda like your'e on a phone app or in your phone contacts list; yet it still feels professional
4) There is a slight difference
5) They made their name the biggest; the information was smaller; the Name and job title looks most important
6) Plain font
7) Plain font
8 ) I think plain font is easier to read; Plain font because you want people to be able to read your company name; yes, because you do want a decorative feel to your business yet you also want to be professional
9) They are centered yet also left aligned
10) They are left aligned because its easier to read and people read left to right
11) Title case and lower case
12) No; its because you need to know where the sentence starts and what is important and what isnt
13) Its mainly simple graphics but they made it look like a phone
14) There arenít really images on the card expect for symbols for location, phone number etc; they look better small
15) Its mainly filled with the information
16) no
17) it is labeled: by the symbol for mail
18) there is a border around the words but I think its just the solid color all the way to the edges; I think a border make cause problems during the printing process because the small border has to be printed and it might be hard to print
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  hannahm on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:11 am

1. Paste a link to the†card†you selected.
http://cardview.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/creative-professional-business-card.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?
It uses complementary colors, it makes me think that the business is creative.

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?
Large: Name and occupation
Small: Contact information, social media, and the website
The name and occupation 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)
Decorative 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 plain font is easier to read but the decorative font is more effective for marketing because it catches the eye.

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, it makes it neater and easier to read.

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
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?
No because for grammatical reasons.††††††††

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?†
Brochures or website design. I think vector graphics look better.

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?†
White space.

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

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 a little icon of a letter signifying the email address, itís labeled for organization purposes.

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 or outline. The border might cause problems because you have to fit the text and graphics in a specific size inside the border.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  AnthonyCronk on Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:55 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://downgraf.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Black-Green-Business-Card-1.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?
Analogous, it makes me think itís a well-rounded professional business
4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
The noticeable differences is the different font
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 logo and name big but the contact information 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?
It 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?
A plain font is a lot easier to read and looks more professional
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
Not all but related information is
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
Itís usually on the right it makes it more convenient to read
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The tittle is caps and his name but everything else 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?
They use upper/lower case letters because itís easier to read and all caps may exaggerate it
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
It is 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?
I think small vector graphics
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 reasonable amount of white space
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
No I think that would make the card look unprofessional
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?
There is a little web icon showing that its email
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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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  ClaireG on Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:00 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.edesigntuts.com/20-creative-psd-business-card-design-inspiration/attachment/3/
2. How many colors are used on the card?
3 colors, white, green, 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?
I like the color choice, analogous with black and an eye-attracting mint green.
4. Is there a noticeable difference in size between the largest text on the card and the smallest?
The name on the business card is much bigger than the email or website.
5. Which information did the designer make large and which did they make small? What information on the card looks most important?
They made their specialty and logo bigger because they want you to see it, and made the website, phone and email smaller because they are less important than the 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)
It is all plain, normal font.
7. Is the smallest text a decorative font or a plain font?
Plain font, same as the largest text on the card.
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?
Normal, readable font is better than comic sams, because you are able to quickly read and know what it is about.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
It is all centered in the front, but in the back it is lined up to the right side.
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
It is most always right aligned unless it is a passage, it helps us know where to start and just is common.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
It is written in all caps, front, and back.
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, this is to get your attention and make you look at the bold writing. Books use the correct way to write and punctuate while this card is just being an attention-snob.
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
It is mostly simple design graphics as a pattern in the background.
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 background can be used for almost anything, itís just a simple design that you may put under different colors, as a vector graph.
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?
If they talk about the background on the card, yes, most of it is blank space, it has only a few words on the page and has no pictures, (Except for the Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
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?
If you canít tell itís an email address, I am sorry but you need to think about your choices up until now, itís in the words, and you probably know what Gmail 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 no border, just plain color all the way to the side, I can see how doing this a million times, the ink might run a little bit, or if the paper isnít set up right while printing. Just an millimeter off and the card might ďBleedĒ a bad border.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  emilyp on Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:15 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
http://www.dzinewatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/business-card-design-inspiration-17.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?
Three 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?
The colors are black, pink, and white.

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 name of the company the largest, and made the ways to contact them small. The name of the company 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)
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?
Plain font is easier to read. I think decorative font is most effective for marketing. The largest text might be decorative to catch your eye and to give you a certain thought about the company. The smallest text is plain font so you can read it easier.

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

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

11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
The company name and the contact information is lower case. The personís name and what they are is 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. All caps makes it seem like shouting.

13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The design on the card is 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 images on the card might be used for a website. Vector graphics look better large and 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?
Thereís more space thatís filled with words.

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?
There are small images of an envelope and telephone that indicate itís an email address and a phone number. I think they donít put ďemail address:Ē because that takes up a lot of space.

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 isnít a border around the edge. I donít know of a reason it might cause problems related to the printing process.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  DylanF on Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:30 pm

1.) https://creativemarket.com/creativenauts/6998-Social-Media-Business-Card/screenshots/#screenshot1
2.) 4 color
3.) Not monochromatic the colors make me think the company doesn't really care what colors they use as long as if they throw some color out there.
4.) The business name and creator are in big text and the contact information is smaller.
5.) The business name and the creators name are in larger text than the information about the creator and the contact information. It looks like the logo and the creators name are most important on this card, the are bigger so I assume that they want their name to be more noticeable.
6.) The larger texts are plain fonts, the whole cards uses the same exact font.
7.) The smaller text in a plain font just like the rest of the card.
8.) There isn't a difference between the smaller text and the larger text in fonts.
9.) The information covers both sides of the card.
10.) In most books I see the text is lined up the on the left side of the page. I think they do that because for some reason it is easier to read than if it was lined up the right or in the center.
11.) The creators name is in all caps but the business name and the contact information in capitalized at the beginning of a new word.
12.) In books they normally don't have every letter capitalized, they only have certain things capitalized (ex: first letter of a new sentence, proper nouns etc.)
13.) The design is simple, just simple shapes and graphics.
14.) There is only one picture on the card i don't think they can use it for much else then sponsoring logo.
15.) Yes almost 1/3 of the card is blank space
16.) No.
17.) They have little logo's before it but nothing specifically saying e-mail †or phone number.
18.) †There is no outline they just let the color bleed out around the sides.
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  NittayaH on Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:07 pm

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.
https://www.google.com/search?q=walmart+business+cards&safe=strict&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjv57u8q7vJAhXJbB4KHRtwC9gQ_AUIBygB&biw=1024&bih=667#imgrc=KoArIiGbU8hy8M%3A
2. How many colors are used on the card?
2
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
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 business's name is in larger text and the founders name is in larger text
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?
plain text
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 text is decorative and draws attention to itself and the smaller text is plain and simple to read.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
text rests in each corner and there's large font in the middle
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
left 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?
books are written with capitalized letter when needed etc, because its proper grammar. business cards do not necessarily need proper grammar.
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
its just 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?
any form of advertisement
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 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 put the email address so then you know that it is contact information
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, borders might end up uneven

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  amandak on Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:05 pm

1.
https://www.google.com/search?q=business+card+design+inspiration&safe=strict&biw=1280&bih=913&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI-4i6trvJAhVL1R4KHZyICkkQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=WWU1BwUHAWNpBM%3A
2. There are 9 colors used.
3. One side is full of bright colors (rainbow), while the side with text/info is monochromatic.
4. The texts size varies and is clearly visible.
5. The designer made their name and their companies name larger, their profession and contact info are smaller.
6. The larger font is decorative (companyís name).
7. The smaller font is plain.
8. The plain font is easier to rea. †I think for a professional look the plain font is best, while for buyer viewing the more decorative font would be a much better choice. Possibly to make the card stand out more in certain important areas.
9. All of the lines are aligned to the left.
10. The pages are usually centered, though sometimes theyíre aligned left or right. This is most likely so the text will fit on the page properly.
11. Title case.
12. All books are normally written in title case, itís a more formatted proper look to type things up.
13. The design is mostly simple shapes and graphics.
14. Pamphlets, billboard advertisements, T.V. advertisements, boxes. Either larger or smaller. Vector graphics look better in any shape or size.
15. There is more white space.
16. No there arenít any full sentences on the card.
17. The only contact info labeled is the mobile phone number. Most likely because people would have some common sense about the internet, and know a web address or email when they see one.
18. There is no border/frame/bleeding color around the edge of the card. Having a border may accidentally cause some of the important colors to smear (i.e.; text on the card).
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  claires on Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:16 pm

Claire Sutton and Christian Koki

1. http://cardview.net/gallery/web-design-harlow-business-card/6242/
2. Three colors/shades are used in the card.
3. The color palette is monochromatic. The colors make the business boring but also professional.
4. Yes, there is a noticeable difference in the sizes.
5. The name of the company is large and the contact information is in small font. The name of the company is the most important information on the card.
6. The font is a plain font.
7. A plain font.
8. The bigger font is easier to read. The larger font. There is no difference in the fonts except the size.
9. Left edges.
10. Left aligned, that is because it is easier for the reader to pay attention to where they are in the paragraph.
11. It is written in title case.
12. Books are normally written in upper/lower case format. I think books are normally written like this because if it was in all caps the reader would become distracted and if the reader was in all lower case wouldnít be able to distinguish the difference between sentences.
13. The design work on the card is mostly simple graphics and shapes.
14. The card is in the shape of a computer and it would most likely be advertised as a banner ad in a computer. It would probably look bad on a billboard and look better on a brochure ot on the screen.
15. There is more area on my card that is filled with pictures and words.
16. No I do not see full sentences on what the company does.
17. They just put the address without telling you itís an email address. I think that it isnít labeled because itís pretty obvious that itís an email address.
18. There is a border. A problem that a border could cause problem is that the border may cause problems for the text.

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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  gracew on Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:30 am

1.) https://www.google.com/search?q=business+cards&safe=strict&espv=2&biw=1024&bih=667&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil__aDt7jJAhUHkh4KHYR4AkQQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=933rLUfKnTjHoM%3A
2.) 12 on the logo, 13 counting the white background
3.) The logo is colorful and background is white. Having the plain white background makes it seem more professional
4.) There is a noticeable difference between the fonts
5.) The owner makes the business name and his name larger. The smaller font states information such as his phone number and address.
6.) A plain font
7.) A plain font
8.) Plain font is easier to read. Plain font is more effective for marketing. Larger font is better for decorative font because itís easier to read decorative font if itís bigger.
9.) The lines of text are lined up to the left.
10.) Centered so itís easier to read all the lines of text
11.) Title case
12.) Books arenít written in all caps so itís easier to read and understand the books
13.) Simple graphics and shapes
14.) The company could use the logo for a billboard and anything else to advertise their company. Vector graphics looks better than photographs.
15.) There are more areas on the card that is negative space.
16.) No.
17.) They included their email. They listed it so there could be multiple ways to contact them.
18.) There is no border. It could cause problems like making there be less space to put information.
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Post  ClaudiaSims on Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:40 am

1. Paste a link to the card you selected.

http://images.uprinting.com/article_pages/business-card-examples-044.jpg

2. How many colors are used on the card?

4

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?

Complementary colors I believe. The colors make me think that the business is for graphic design and the monster thing shows creativity.

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?

Their name and 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)

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?

The plain font is easier to read, it is also easier on the eyes. Plain font, i feel is more business friendly and simpler to read. In a business you would have clients from all ages, and a decorative font might be too clunky, or hard so someone to read.


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

Left edges

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

Left aligned

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?

Books are normally written in upper/lower case letters because it would be smoother for the reader.

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

Simple graphic

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 would use it on flyers as well because its a simple design. I don't think it would look bad in any size since it is so simple. Vector graphics

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?


It's filled in with the name of the com[any as a background

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

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?

no
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Re: Assignment 22: Business Card Discussions due 12/2

Post  carolinebm on Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:46 am

http://printedcrush.com/business-card/alma-mike/
The Mike card
2. How many colors are used on the card?
There are only about four colors 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?
The colors are all different shades. They donít have much relationship to each other, except for the color of the shirt is the same as the blue writing. It makes you think that the Mike and the business are relaxed, and also creative.
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?
His name was the largest type. The smallest type was the email, but it was black so it stood out on the card. The most important information appeared to be his name and email.
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 more of a very subtle 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 largest type is the easiest to read. I think that for marketing depending on what type of people you are trying to attract and how you want your business to be represented you could use either. If you are a financial person, then I would use the plain font. If you are an art studio, then I would use decorative font because you are trying to attract creative people. There might be a difference because his email is the way to contact so you would want that very easy to read and visible.
9. Are all the lines of text centered, or are left edges or right edges lined up?
The lines of text are lined up in the left side.
10. When you read books, is the text normally centered, right, or left aligned? Why do you think that is?
In books, text is left aligned. It is like that because it would be awkward to read from the inside of the book.
11. Is it written in all caps, lower case, or title case?
His job title is written in all caps. The email is in all lowercase and his name is 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 are not written in all caps I would think because all caps is kind of awkward to read and they also represent someone shouting.
13. Is the design work on the card mostly simple graphics and shapes or mostly a large photograph?
The design is a graphic of Mike and besides that it is plain white background.
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 it on their website, because it also shows who youíd be working with. I think the size would have to stay small because otherwise it would distort his face. I think vector graphics would look better because of distorting a photo.
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 filled with words and designs, but it doesnít look overwhelming.
16. Do you see full sentences describing what the company does?
There arenít 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, probably because most people can just recognize it is an email.
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. The white background fills the page. A border may cause a problem when printing because it might run over the important things and distract.
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