Beethoven design, Part IV


Done. Done? I'm not sure. Almost sure, though. Not 100% on how the lines interact with the crown, but we'll see...

Oh oh oh, and I found a better way of putting "Linty Fresh" in there. Kinda hard to spot from this zoom, though.

posted by Mr. Linty @ 6:40 PM,

9 Comments:

At 9:27 AM, Blogger The Polyglot said...

I think I see the 'L' and 'F' from here, I like where they are, as well as his new box. I kinda miss his mic that makes him look all Elvis-ey, but it's still there. If Elvis-ey wasn't what you wanted, then it was good you moved it. I have no eye for this stuff, so that's what I noticed, but I like his new frame...

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Kellah said...

Yep, I dig the changes totally. It looks awesome.

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger Eric T. said...

Polygot,

Actually you're seeing an "L" and an "R" for left and right (kinda doesn't make sense above the equalizer, but...) I just put the rest of the letters in between there. Now that I look at it again, it seems like more of a gimmick than a solution... It needs rethinking.

Kellah,

Cool, thanks. I appreciate those suggestions, it definitely gave me soem direction on this.

 
At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Kellah again. said...

Hm, actually. If I can nit-pick, I like the way you incorporated Linty Fresh in the last one more than in this one. I just noticed where you put it this time. Would there be a better way to incorporate it than that? Or use a different font... It doesn't look as polished as the rest of the design. I do like the L and R idea, though.

 
At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hm. i think you should resort to the age old adage, 'less is more.' i think the lower elements (the mic, cables, jacks, and speakers) work better in your working2 comp than any. in number three, the plugs straying off to the left create a wierd tangent from the movment of the eye from top-left to bottom right. in working4, the absence of a larger solid form seperating the cables and plugs leave them messy and hard to read.

i love how you ditched the facial pattern idea. the tonal quality it gave the piece detracted from the whole high-contrast notion. i liked the mic where it has always been; it did give it a elvis-esque feel. the additional speakers up top i think are unnecessary, for the same reason you ditched the earlier equalizer.

i also liked the crown-ish equalizer white, because it looked less like a cityscape than the tall grey monoliths they are now. and the circles behind his head in working3 - they look like vinyl records, but that's just me.

i also agree with kellah. linty fresh was obscure enough before. it certianly was no abercrombie. now,... i don't think it really works at all. it looks too forced. try playing around with a different typeface where it was. ooo, i just thought of something. if for some reason you've grown attached to your L and R, you could replace the speakers up top with left and right pan/tune/decay/distortion-type synth knobs. like these- harmony-central.com/Features/SWSynths/images/Rebirth.jpg

but hey, what do i know.
-shea

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, i guess i should have gone back and read over my post before i submitted it. that whole 'spelling' thing i have yet to learn. but anyway,

to clarify some things, i like the soundwaves/vinyl records from #3. i'd keep them and the frame that's there now, but place them over the frame so they overlap.

i'm totally digging the white splash by the cable cluster in #4. maybe try incorporating it with the mic from #2 and the cables/plugs from #1, and see how that looks.

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good lord i'm an idiot.

that'd be the mic from #3 and the cables from #2.

my brain hurts.

-me

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Jason said...

If I may weigh in...

While I do dig some of the changes, I think overall, I liked the previous version(s) a bit more.

I think a big thing I liked about the previous version is the free-flowing-ness of the design. It seems like the frame kind of kills that mojo and leaves the design in a block on the chest.

I do, however, dig the design filling in the frame; it looks cool and keeps the concentric circle vibe you had going.

I think I liked the mic and lower design elements from the previous iterations, and I liked the stark contrast of the white areas. I also liked the vinyl-style concentric circle design behind his head in the previous design.

And I'm going to have to agree, I did like the way you incorporated Linty Fresh in the previous design better.

Just for your reference, though, to see where I'm coming from, I kinda enjoyed the original, crown-less design, as it had a bit more of a raw, street-art-y style to it. But that's just me and my untrained eye, and I'm not the one with the t-shirt shop! =P

All in all, though, I like it! I will definitely be proud to rock this shirt.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Eric T. said...

Good points guys, it's great to be getting feedback on everything!

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the design where it stands. It kind of has this packaged-product look that I'm actually digging, and even though the border was against my initial instinct, it's really grown on me.

I definitely agree with the placement of the mic, though. It's no good where it is, so I'll probably be switching it with one of the speakers at the bottom.

I'll be updating soon with a new way of incorporating "Linty Fresh" into the design.

Thanks again for the feedback, it's awesome of you guys!

 

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