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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests as appropriate.

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>What literature should I read to get into graphic design?
The sidebar on the /gd/ wiki has plenty of book reccomendations.

>What programs do I need to get started?
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw

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>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.

>Can I post some of my work for critique?
There is usally a critique/What-Are-You-Working-On thread, and that is where work for critique go.

>Can somebody find [font]?
also check out your local torrent site or the font-share thread.
Remember to share and not just take. Also remember that using liscensed fonts in commercial works is a bad idea.

>Where can I find inspiration?

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What does a good portfolio look like? Do you guys have any example or ideal portfolios?
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can this board just for once be serious and not be a waste of time
There are plenty of forums with respectable graphic design communities on the Internet and you're looking for serious answers from a small section of a Vietnamese cartoon forum?
he's right though
do an orange man bad graphic and see the all the praise you'll get. bonus points if you're nonwhite or woman
Usually like 8-10 projects that show process, intent and cohesion. Make the direction you're trying to go in clear; if you want to apply to a branding company, have branding work in your portfolio.

I think the biggest annoyances portfolio reviewers have is lack of context for work; like when people post 50 logos they've done in a grand slideshow is pretty off-putting because it doesn't really show how you problem solve. Give some insight into what the project was, how you solved it and how it was applied. People tend to relate to stories more than images as well, so its generally just better give as much background into an assignment as you can.

Pulling a decent portfolios off of Dribbble for example:


This guy is really talented, but probably hasn't updated his portfolio in a long time due to being employed. He shows some of his process in the form of a Case Study which is a great way to tell people how you solve problems. He also gives context to how his designs work by showing how they were applied to garments, packaging etc; he avoids projects with a single image as much as possible, everywhere except on that Target project, which should probably be removed.

This portfolio would get him an interview for a designer position at some decent agencies

League overall design is extra shit lmao what a way to show off

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What do you think about design of this website?


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What the fuck were they thinking?

The Hawkeye and Falcon/Winter Soldier ones aren't great either, but nowhere near as bad as these two.

Thor's is fantastic, such a great fantasy pulp/metal album cover vibe.
I think the Loki one is interesting. What's the meaning behind each of those different letter styles?

Shang-chi is quite nice.
diversity hires
I think I remember reading that the Loki series will be about him interfering in various events throughout history in an alternate timeline, if that's correct the typography choices would make more sense

"Hawkeye" reminds me of late 90's/early 2000's house cd covers

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do you think these logos are racist?
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i agree with you on thinking that these are the complete opposite of deprecating, especially the one on the left. these logos were never intended to offend and i think its absolute bullshit that some people would get offended by these.
if the owners were racist why would they pick it as the symbol to represent their team? whoever picked it probably thought indians were at least cool enough to be their mascot.
the made-up term is "culturally-insensitive". how do you argue with "academic expert" who receives fat paycheck, sense of importance and boosted presence in social media and journalistic media for conviction like that?
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It's similar to the use of blackface in cartoons from the 30s and 40s. Not hard to see that nowadays it's a bit insensitive.
no and who cares

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How can I recreate this effect?
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What font is this?
Open blender, get the text you want, extrude it down a bit, copy paste a few times to get the layers, adjust the layer height as you wish, set layer colors, render a png, import to PS, background is super simple, then a grain filter on the shadows, save as a jpg with low quality.
Am I in a time loop or something?
How can I recreate this effect?
Are you fucking retarded?
You use a time loop obviously.

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Has modern Graphic design become lazy?
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Yes and we're overpaid for easy work
bring back 1909 desu
always used to think it was a man with a goatee

'55 to '61 was peak aesthetics
t. art grad
How are those burgers flipping today, Jim?

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Post logos you’ve designed and critique others
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my girlfriend drew this for me and sent it through imessage once. I unironically wanna get it on a t shirt, near the left chest area. would it look comfy?
Thanks, I don't mind harsh criticism. I really wanted someone to tear into it so I could think about what to change/improve in the future. I try to stay away from abstract blobs as logos unless they can be relevant to the company and/or really well designed. (But I get the competition mentality.) Thanks for the input.
Logo mock up for a motorcycle delivery company that I've designed recently.

What do you think?
The wordmark to me seems business-like and straightforward, something that I would expect see a commercial delivery service like DHL use. But the baby blue color suggests a much friendlier tech-startup-esque company along the lines of Lyft or taskrabbit.

TLDR: the blue is too soft for the mark, the mark isnt playful enough for the blue
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I admit to being a beginner but I have a serious liking for digital design
this was probably in the first 5 months that we had (completely beginners) together.
school district project 3 limited colors + grayscale with the words "digital lee"
I was still very new to PSAI and i still am.
if i had to critique myself i would completely start from scratch on the circle but keep the boat design (it had to be "florida" themed) and place some technology aspect into it other than the "play" button circle.
our teacher makes us critique our own works anyways and i feel terrible about this project we did last year it was one of my worst.

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Continuation of >>345235 kind of.
Anything quintessentially 2000s is appreciated.
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man, thank goodness I wasn't a teen in the 2000's, this style is gross.
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premium malware removal malware design 2008 edition
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90s probably ended in 2004

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>Previous thread

>Helpful links

>Helpful tips
Before posting a request (a) search the thread and (b) use your favourite search engine to search GitHub and VK for your typeface/s.

>Typeface used in GIF
Helvetica Now Display Bold
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Hey lads, I'm looking for Intro Script by Fontfabric, does anyone have it? Been looking for a while. Any help would be amazing
I know I'm nearly two months later but bless you, anon.
>Intro Script
space of sending /file/q6s6hh

> pw = outro
How do I download premium Japanese fonts for free?
thanks a lot my man

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That is the website, literal. There is not much sience behind, easy to remember.
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Surely you can come up with something more interesting than that?

Toyed with it for a few minutes. IMO try finding a more compressed font, the long shapes looks weird in a box like that.

Make sure your logo fits with your vision of how you want to be percieved, right now it says (to me) "basic and cheap, with an industrial edge to it". If that's the kind of clientele you were going for, then great. Otherwise I'd rethink your design.

Think of what kind of icon you will have as an app/bookmark since it will be mainly for mobile users. Is that logo really going to grab the attention of someone on a screen with 20 other apps?
>it only takes 3 sec to type it down in mobile
Irrelevant in today's landscape. What you need is a purely memorable name and an accessible website/app. The user will only write your site's name once, then they'll download your app or bookmark you. So the time it takes to write down is pretty much pointless. Is "up" really that memorable? Or are you more likely to forget it because it's so bland and common?

Also on the point of the umlauts, you are probably going to have a rough time with SEO i'd wager. It also looks B-tier as fuck imho.
Looks like a tv rating
OOP.com lole
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If you're going to do a minimal logo, you at least have to do it right. The spacing here is pretty off.

The letters are closer to the edges than each other
The U needs to be kerned away from the edge more than the P
The U and P need to be moved up a bit
The .com should be kerned more (especially the dot)

Maybe some of these are intentional choices, but having all of them simultaneously makes it look inelegant. (However if you're going for industrial like >>369823 said, then it's actually fine and I wouldn't change it. Otherwise, fine tune it some more.)

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How would you redesign the US flag?
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Well, that's the real flag of the leftists, niggas, femiNAZis and LesBiTransPedoZooNecrosexuals
Welcome to 4chan
America fuck yeah
Helvetica is expensive

are graphic designers expected to create their own resume layout / design? does it look bad not to too, or is it just an extra opportunity to show off?
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Still up the thread op?
"You know an app or you don't"
> found the person who doesn't do any design work
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What's the current meta on job descriptions with bullet points vs blocks of text
I'm not op
>progress bars

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Has there been a greater hit to graphic design in the last 20 years than Mexicans?

Every single packaging and print design now needs to have all the text in Spanish as well as english, it makes appealing design almost impossible, you can't be minimalist with all that shit
>Every single packaging and print design now needs to have
Dear Carlos, being the aspiring chicano you are, I can't help but congratulate you on your thought process
>enforced rules
you are halfway there on your path to burgerdom
Graphic designers cater to companies that want to sell product. Nobody buys graphic design simply for the art of it. The purpose is to sell. If adding an additional language to your product gets you more sales, who gives a fuck about minimalism? Do your job.
it introduces new and interesting problems, yes. but as a designer you should be able to solve them.

shut the fuck up corporate shill
that's nothing, soon every client will require chinese typography, and american designers will have to adapt or die

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Some time ago a senpai was ripping some courses for our benefit. Are you still around?

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Thank you! Patiently waiting
The complete case study course, typography course and hand lettering course are up on cgpeers.
bumping for one of the only non useless threads here

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