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March 28, 2005
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DCH Calendar by TheRyanFord DCH Calendar by TheRyanFord
This is a calendar for the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It is 31.75" in height, 11" wide.

Okay, so I've done some major overhauling on this thing. I had an argument with my type teacher about legible point sizes in type. In my opinion, a typeface can be quite small if it's being used in short intervals. For example, you could have 4pt type on a page so long as it was only a few words and not a bunch of text. My instructor disagrees, but was entirely able to read the type she claimed was "unreadable." No squinting necessary.
So to that end, I enlarged all type to a minimum point size of 7. As a result, I had to rethink the calendar settings quite a bit.

Last Update
So this thing is done. I'm done. It's done. We're all done.
Changed out yellow for orange. It stands out more and also mixes with the image layer nicely. Also some type adjustments and hierarchy fixes. All done. Time for printage.
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edeziner Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
great work. colors really got my attention. :D
NDroid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006   Photographer
Amazing work dude.
xloganx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Great design work. Gives me some ideas for a brochure design I've been putting off.

As a design project, this works tremendously. However, I have to put in one point in my opinion; comming from the print world (6yrs in small commercial print), my experience speaks harshly about this. You really do have to keep in mind the majority of the people that would view this piece as an information article, not a design. If there are many older people (lets think in terms of eye age around mid 30's +) whose sight is less than perfect, and dwindling, then this could be a real challenge - and frankly a pain - to read. Just something I've learned. Finding a balance between good design and good asthetics is a very difficult and thin one.

I'd be interested to see this in final print (the actaual ink&;paper) to give a deffinate review as that can actually make a big difference in clarity [definition in saturation/contrast/hue] - pixels do little justice to tight lines of type.

But that's what feedback is about, to help the artist view the work from the observer's eyes. ;)

I think you stuff is fantastic and inspiring. Keep up the great work. :thumbsup:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it was definitely a conceptual design as was the entire project. Had I been instructed to make sure the general public could appreciate this, it would've turned out a lot different. However, the typography class in which this was designed focused more on conceptual layouts and creative ideas than necessary usability. In all honesty, my piece was probably the most functional out of what came out of the class (in regards to my fellow students).

The type was clear and legible. I spent a long time adjusting that aspect, as the layout was initially quite different (in terms of type).
xloganx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
Ah yes, typography class. I actually learned the alot about graphic design and publishing in typography class, oddly enough - it came in real handy working for a commercial print shop. Surprisingly, my Basic GD and GD1 classes were a joke... but enough about that. I can tell you put alot of work and thought into this piece. It shows.
lysflies Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
r u sure it's easy enough to read? on some spot there's a ready to read text...
well the design itself run very good ^^
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
It's quite large and quite easy to read.
luminaeus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005
Alot of people, like me, won't attempt to read anything that looks like you wouldn't be able to read. I might be able to distinguish the lighter green from the darker green... but that requires effort. Visually its great, but not exactly utilitarian.
IOFFE Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
nope, this design isn't awesome and what more important enough easy to use

yep, it's aesthetically perfect, but the font is still too small and bright background makes it more unreadable

and there were no reasons to make 2 groups of fonts (light/dark) it is also makes the thing more unreadable

man, take care about those whos sight worther then yours even a bit

but repeat: with the point of aesthetics this piece is fine!
apoc-alypse Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
I still don't like that blockiness of that nebula thing.
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