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THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED with me, been to my workshops, read my hints—or followed this blog—know how much I value the design concept of negative space.
So, I was fascinated when I saw these (and other logos) on designtaxi, one of my favorite sites—and one I crib from often enough.
I think these are fascinating, and they show what good designers can do using the power of negative space.
You’ll find the full bag of logos here. Enjoy!
MICHAEL OFFERS another page 1 for review and comment.
FROM MICHAEL: Hi Ed. Here’s another page I’m hoping you can use.
The centerpiece is a huge investigative story we did about a company in talks with our county and EDC to build a call center, creating 1,020 jobs. Our investigative team discovered the company’s COO pled guilty to income tax evasion and served a year in federal prison. He also had a $334,000 judgment issued against him. As of December 2011, there was still an outstanding federal tax lien of about $58,000.
The feds wouldn’t provide a mug shot. We didn’t lift the COO’s photo from elsewhere for legal reasons. I Photoshopped the black eye under the eye from our image galleries. It was my solution to not having art.
FROM ED: Congratulations on getting this story. It’s what local newspapers can do very well, if they are doing their job right.
1. I don’t think the pink tint works at all. Pink has implications that really have little to do with tax evasion, prison, etc. If you were going to use a background color, perhaps a light tan or khaki color would have been better.
2. The black eye on your page (left), to my thinking, isn’t quite black enough. It just doesn’t look realistic. I redid it (right). It’s a bit darker and, I think, more convincing.
3. I really like the fact that you included the court document. It makes the entire package more believable.
4. That’s a l-o-t of headline on the Christian Academy story. I’d have gone with one line on the lead headline.
MY OLDER DAUGHTER will be getting the iPhone 5 soon.
Just joking around with her yesterday, I sent her a message saying: “I want to touch it!”
Then today, I saw this.
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