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Standing out while following the rules of logo design?

Feb 16, 2019

Hello everyone,,

Amateur here! I’d love to hear some of your thoughts about the relationship between the “rules” of logo design, which are often endorsed in logo critiques in this subreddit, and the fact that logos are meant to differentiate a brand. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about the post with that huge grid of startup logos– they looked boring all together, but wouldn’t each one individually receive praise if it were posted for critique?

Some of the rules are clearly for practical reasons, like the size logos need to be seen at. Any thoughts on other rules and conventions in logo design? Do you have any examples of logos that “break the rules” and still work?

Good resources for vintage posters and book covers?

Jan 21, 2019

Hello everyone,,

I am looking for some resources on finding vintage posters and book covers. I currently just google stuff.

Example of what I am looking for:

I designed this for a competition using these.

I am wanting vintage western, retro futurism and horror styles. This stuff is more of a passion project but I am looking into doing some event posters like this.


Ps4 help on Lg Oled tv, graphics fix

Jan 19, 2019

Hello everyone,,

For the past 8 months, I have had a brand new lg oled 4K tv, and I hooked my Ps4 to it(regular ps4), and it ran amazing and the graphics were great, not 4K but high performance 1080p. But, something went wrong a couple months ago, all my ps4 games started to look bad all of the sudden. Games that had looked great before were now very bad graphically. The trees in the distance and all objects were blurred from a distance, which had never happened before. Certain parts of the games were extremely vibrant while other were saturated and dry. Watch Movies Online Games like Steep, a winter sports game, had bad trees and ok snow physics now that the thing happened. Recently, I loaded just just cause 4 into my ps4, and it looked horrible. I’ve seen gameplay of it on regular CyberGhost ps4, and it looks 3x worse, seriously. I took to the Internet with little help. Maybe it’s a problem with rgb, deep color or hdr, I’ve tried experimenting with turning things off while leaving others on or all of it off or on. I’ve had no luck, sometimes it gets better but then it goes bad again. Maybe it’s a calibration issue, ExpressVPN possibly my ps4 output settings are not matched with my 4K oled tv output settings, I don’t know how to change it or fix it. Maybe my screen is too stretched out, but I’ve had it like that the whole time, so I don’t know. I put in red dead redemption 2 in my ps4 and it loaded in, I’m going to play today, and I fear it will be the same as all my other games, bad graphics with bad color and blurry at medium distances. Please help me, I really need help to fix this..

Design conferences on 2019: Are you attending one? few? Or none? Tips and recommendations welcome!

Jan 9, 2019

Hello everyone,,

i’ve been searching into a few design conferences to wait this year, typically for Lucky Patcher networking. Offf Barcelona Sounds extremely good, i’ve heard innovative South is a Kodi touch overrated and has too much occurring.

i’ve located this list with fees on a weblog and i’m checking some out..

i might like to listen your recs based totally to your revel in or rants on why you hate them 🙂

Can anyone recreate a barcode with the help of Graphic Designs?

Dec 24, 2018

Hello everyone,,,

I’ve had my library card sinceWatch Movies Online kindergarten and the barcode is starting to be CyberGhost unreadable by the library checkout machines. I could get a new card, but I’d be issued a new number instead of the one I’ve had for years and I’m not ExpressVPN ready to let it go.

The barcode is still intact, just grey and faded. Would anyone be able to recreate the barcode afresh for me? Will pay.

Design course choice – advice needed

Dec 18, 2018

I’m based in the UK and soon finishing a HND (which would be an Associate diploma in the US – usually equivalent to two years in university) in Graphic Design. I would ideally like to save up money and apply to finish my degree at UWE in Bristol, because they offer a part-time variable (and I need to work) and their design course is quite solid, practice-oriented and seems to be well-regarded. I’d have to save up at least 10K, though, and move to Bristol from across the country. Locally, I have a much more affordable degree option called “Creative Imaging” and accredited by LJM University. Obviously, I would much rather go to UWE, but I wonder if anyone here could advise on whether or not the community college seems even worth consideration (I don’t care AS MUCH about prestige, as what I actually would learn and how it is likely to improve my portfolio/design acumen). Here is the description of the course (I will go to an open day too):

” This course supports diverse studies in graphic design, moving image, printmaking, photography and aspects of fine and applied art. The course offers a programme of study which responds flexibly to the requirements of the creative industries by evaluating, reviewing and updating course content and its relationship with the market place.  You will be required to research in detail aspects of advertising, digital imaging, contemporary practice and real life design problems.

The programme is a vocationally-orientated course, which will consolidate existing knowledge and prepare students for a variety of Creative Imaging associated practice. The course aims to ensure that the student achieves the academic and practitioner standards as laid out in the QAA Benchmark Statements relevant to Art and Design.

The course team have a vast amount of experience not only in the delivery of the course but in their professional field. Lecturers are current practitioners in fine art, photography, graphic design, dissertation writing and business.

The course is offered on an  part-time basis delivered on a Monday. With 8 hours in-college learning delivered in one day each week, with approximately 240 hours of student contact per year. You will also be required to complete up to 5 hours of home study each week.


  • Advertising

  • Fine Art

  • Self Directed Dissertation

  • Business Planning

All modules on the course are rated at honours level.


Applicants must have:
a) A minimum of 96 UCAS points
b) HND pass at Merit level in a Creative area subject which may include Graphic Design, Fine Art, Illustration, Photography or Media
c) Submission of a portfolio
d) Interview is required
e) GCSE Maths grade C or Essential Skills L2
f) GCSE English Language grade C or Essential Skills L2


There are two theoretical modules; business planning and the self-directed dissertation.  The other modules are practical based assessment.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).


On successful completion of this course you may progress to study at postgraduate level.  Alternatively you may go into employment in the creative industries, print-based graphic design, motion graphics, freelance illustration, fine and applied art or interactive design for the internet.”

Thanks very much for any input! 🙂

Best whiteboard animation video services

The animation is one of the things that has gained the attention of different fields due to the contemplation making things or objects to be depicted with depth and detail in the videos or images. However, the specifications of the animation might change according to the different kinds of animation. Well, in the field of education the most used kind of animation is whiteboard animation. I with the same needs am looking for the best whiteboard animation video services that can help me out to make an animated video that could be used for the purpose of making my research to be explained.  I want the quality of the video to be amazing and animated as I want it to be. Also, I want the prices to be affordable so that I could consider the animation from them. Do you have any idea about any such whiteboard animation video services?

Need Help designing Elimination round graphics for a Competition

Dec 8, 2018


Noob here.But very fast learner and tech savvy. GoToMeeting What software to use to basically IrfanView show names of all participaring contestants and the names of contestants Town of Salem who went on to the next round at the end of every elimination round of the competition?

Graphic designer portfolio

Dec 1, 2018


Good morning everyone. I’m on the task of revamping my website. I’m a huge fan of simple and clean. No overcrowding. Do you have any suggestions for a good WordPress theme? Or how would you go about displaying your work in the most minimal way possible online.

Any help is appreciated.

Help a web designer understand some print color basics!

Nov 27, 2018

Hey friends,

I work at a company that mostly does online marketing and also some print on the side for clients who need it. We’re very low budget compared to big agencies so our clients don’t normally fret over colors. However at the moment I have a client wanting a very bright neon green RGB color for her logo and it naturally doesn’t print out well at all, and she’s not taking our explanations. ShowBox

Using Illustrator, I created a RGB color mode PDF of colors she picked that she can see on her screen in RGB, and then print out and see the difference for herself. For fun I also saved a copy of this RGB document, then changed the color mode to CMYK. I assumed that Mobdro both my RGB and my CMYK PDF files should print out looking the same, but to my surprise they did not. The RGB version did indeed print out much closer to her colors (albeit, duller, of course) while the CMYK “version” the blues printed out unacceptably purple. Below are the two PDF files as well as a quick iPhone snap of what printed out. VidMate



Side by Side Photo Comparison

Needless to say, whatever little understanding I thought I had print color has just been ruined. Can anybody explain to me what’s going on here? Why didn’t these RGB and CMYK files print out the same or very close to it?

Thanks in advance!