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Old 07-10-2009, 02:24 AM
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Rethink Show New York

Next Show is Rethink in New York opening Oct 30th 2009
Here are two images for the invitation any preferences and or comments.
I hope that the photos are big enough to see.
I am undecided as to which is to be used so please let me know what you guys think.
Thanks for your help Blake
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:18 AM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

I like the first one better. closer shot of the art lets you get a feel for some "edge". Suggests that the show promises a unique foray into "intensity" in contemporary figuration, apart from the usual such exhibition of just handiwork and rendering.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:49 AM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

I also like the first one. The Intensity grabs you first & then you get the details. On the second one, the image is softer but intricate & interesting, however, the size/placement of the image doesn't command the space, (I think your signature actually intrudes on its space) so it's disjointed & uncomfortable looking. Save that emotion for the actual work, should you choose to. gotta reel 'em in first.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

Definitely the first. The focus goes first to the fascial expression which gives context to the piece. In the second one, the contrasts of light and dark are all over the place, losing much of the focus as the eye darts around taking in all the information. Clarity helps draw one in by presenting a stronger message.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:05 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

My vote goes for the first one too when it comes to design, however I don't think the angle of the sculpture on that one is the best. The second one's angle is more effective, so I would use the first one's design with the second one's shot of the work. But that might screw up the whole design.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

Another vote for the one on the left. Your signature is too prominent in conjunction with the positioning of the piece in the other example.
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Re: Rethink Show New York

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My vote goes for the first one too when it comes to design, however I don't think the angle of the sculpture on that one is the best. The second one's angle is more effective, so I would use the first one's design with the second one's shot of the work. But that might screw up the whole design.
It is important to see the face...which is significantly more effective in # 1.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:17 PM
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Well that is a overwhelming vote for the first one. Thanks so much for your time and opinions everyone.
Actually once I take a step back it becomes clear the second one is not as well composed.
A good example of how you stop really seeing things when you are working on them and how important it is to get other opinions.
I hope that I will see some of you at the show.
I will post the catalogue cove when I am finished it.
Thanks for your help

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OK I have had another try at it (I love doing this type of thing)
what do you think of the second example now.
The idea is that I would print one as an invitation and the other as an information leaflet.
In any case here is the revised design.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:05 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

If it were me, I'd try the signature in a bit darker value, the original size at the bottom of the card below (aprox.) her elbow. A shadow sort of like is in the rethink title.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:36 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

You mean like this grommet
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Re: Rethink Show New York

no, a solid color. not so in your face, a persistent after-image feeling. and dropped down more, perhaps on same line as where it was before, only under the elbow.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

I think that is a good idea
Is this more like what you meant?
Perhaps a bit smaller yet, but I like the ghost image!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:54 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

size is perfect, color too. But if you nudge it a bit more to the left, your signature is part of the art, not just information. IMHO
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:29 PM
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Re: Rethink Show New York

Nice Crop Duck
Gotta admit it brings the image back to the essentials.
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