Showing posts with label gallery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gallery. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Found: Five Fabulous Postcard Designs

Today's selection of postcards vary in both topic and approach, but they all have one thing in common: they're examples of great design.
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Designers  Michael Ryan Smith and Joseph Mueller have taken the minimalist approach with this postcard, and it works wonderfully. The rich dark purple background really makes the colorful bold lines pop. The text, like the line-work, is used sparingly. We're presented with only the vitals, in a clear and concise fashion.

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This postcard designed by David Van Landingham does a great job at highlighting the services offered by MCI (Makeup Call Inc.), while also providing an example of their makeup work. The dark color scheme of the front contrasts nicely with the lighter backside. In addition, the grungier walls and shadows of the front contrast with the serene formality of the back, subtly reinforcing the idea that this company does more than weddings.


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Like we've mentioned above, designer Alisha Collins Bucca has wisely opted to go light on text. Further, this card features more imagery, which is smart because it lets the viewer know just how much variety they're in store for if they attend the event. It's enticing and informative.
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Nikole Grad utilizes striking artwork to capture our attention, and a useful calendar to ensure the postcard hangs around. The longer a recipient holds on to it, the more likely they are to attend the event. 
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This postcard by Heather Cook features striking imagery with an intensity you typically don't see in youth sports promotional pieces. The front clearly appeals to children directly, because every kid wants to be taken seriously and feel tough. The back however, is all about the parents. It includes information about savings, how to sign up, and a call to action.
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And that about wraps it up for today. If you enjoyed these designs, or if you have great designs of your own that you'd like us to check out, just leave a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Postcards for Art Shows


A well-designed postcard is inherently visual, which is why they're perfect for announcing art galleries and events. They offer a taste of what's in store at the show, as well as insight and information about the artists. Here are four great examples:
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 This Arts in April card was created by Veronica Semeco. Its colorful design is very evocative of spring, which is great because the event is in April.

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Here's a postcard  designed to promote Kimberly Colleen Rhyan's solo show at Columbus State Community Library. Found via the Ohio Art League

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Toy Art Gallery's piece really packs a visual punch. It's a great use of contrast and enticing imagery.

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This exquisite postcard by the RNAC really shows the wonderful kinds of art you could expect if you showed up to the gallery.
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The Embark Gallery's bold neon-on-black design is sure to capture attention and attract visitors.
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This elegant postcard created by magnetbyMail also features a peel-off magnet with information about the gallery.