Posted 06.11.2014 @ 1.36PM
Refined versions do not work. Looks like he's running on the buildings. Proportions and perspective play a key part. I think you should do more concept sketching.
Logo design work is the hardest area of design work. Welcome to the deep end.
Posted 03.11.2014 @ 12.45PM
Picking a stock always looks better than reproducing the look. Less colours to print and you also get the edge in the same colour.
Posted 01.10.2014 @ 12.15PM
Wow, thanks for all the thinking you've put into this for me!
The problem with my data in this case is that it's quite linear; 750 of the group in total, with sub groups of 162 and 84 that I'd like to highlight by colouring them differently.
Visually, I wanted to show the totality of the group and how the sub groups form part of it. I'm not really making a graph at all as there's no x or y to plot to, so I'm not sure how I could use a scatter graph etc. to build this.
@Adam designs - a graph from excel can be copied and pasted straight into Illustrator; there's no need to export as an extra step, which is a wonderful thing! If I knew how to build this as a scatter graph this would be the way to go. **(pro tip - if you ever get funny text issues when you copy and paste the graph, it's probably because Excel has used Calibri. Change that font to a basic system font and you should be happier!)**
@Dan you're right that patterns would be the fastest way to do this, but in this case I need to be accurate with my numbers which patterns can't help me with. Having said that, it may well be better than manually placing each dot!
Posted 17.09.2014 @ 12.10PM
As @Dan stated, you'd be best off going digital cost wise. Most printers will oblige you with your paper choice given enough time.
Talk to the printer, they'll let you know whether it's appropriate for their machine. If you tell them what your trying to achieve they might have a better alternative.
Posted 26.05.2014 @ 3.18PM
@Dan - if it's just one client that is tardy I'd look at implimenting at least one of these steps:
1. Find a way to reduce your businesss dependance on them (i.e. get better clients and fire this one)
2. Charge them more to recover your fee recovery costs
3. Don't release artwork until you receive payment
4. Get part or full payment before starting a job
I've had problems with individual clients like this and in my experience the best bet is to try and fire them as soon as you can afford to if it's an ongoing problem.