August 16th, 2007
|12:35 pm - Your help needed!|
Very much looking for some feedback from people who are not so tied into the Lake Street area! We've had more than enough of those comments to last us a lifetime. So please let me know what you think of this brochure we are making. Opinions especially welcome on the middle picture on the cover (with the people eating and laughing), and on the shot that is TO THE LEFT OF the bowling girl (NOT the girl herself, the one to the left). But all other comments welcome to. Except on any spelling or grammar things, I guarantee we're already working on those.
You can also download the PDF here to take a closer look, it's about 3 MB.
Personally, I don't go for the laughing/eating shot on the front. I suppose I see what the intention was with using the blurred action shot, but to me it looks as though it was an unprofessionally done shot. I like the idea of the picture, but it would be much better if it weren't blurred.
Other than that, looks nice. Looks like a fun place, too. :)
I agree with the above comment. When I saw the pic, I thought that the chick in the blue top was the focus and that her friends were badly blurred, while the people in the background were ok.
With the bowling one... I don't know...I am not too keen on it. Aside from the excess of blonde hair in those three pics. Alone, the pic is good. But, in the group, it looks like a lot of dead space and there is something about the directions my eyes move when looking at the three... the one on the left lets my eyes move up and down. The conversation has them moving left and write and the bowling one has them moving down into the center and focused on some bright pink ball.. I don't know if that makes any sense...but, I would replace the bowlling one :-D
OTHERWISE... Nice Brochure!
But what of the one to the LEFT of the bowlign one?
|Date:||August 17th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it fits. My issue is with the bowling one...it doesn't fit with the other two. Alone, it is a good pic.
If you want to keep the bowling one that is fine. But, I am not too keen on it in the group.
I third the opinion on the eating shot on the cover - that could probably be replaced. And the Asian woman looks kinda scary and kinda anorexic. But other than that, I think it's a cool brochure and I want to visit. ;)
You just need to get to know her. :p
I understand the comment about the bowling picture re: direction the eyes are moved. This is a very touching photo and should definitely be kept because Lake Street has so much to offer for kids. To me it makes sense to have that photo in the lower left quadrant, so attention--flowing from the cute kid to the bowling ball--flows out and down beyond the picture to the text. You might try just reshuffling the order so the vertical picture is to the right. The issue of the abundance of blonde hair, etc. is not something that I would have thought of on my own, but a graphic artist would probably agree that there is too much bright/white on that side of the graphic block.
Regarding the picture of the laughing couple: The theme of this picture is great--animated, socially engaged couples having a good time. Photo probably needs to be shot from a different angle, so the back of heads is not so domimant. The grouping is good--posed proprietor of retail shop, unposed snapshot of visitors to Lake Street enjoying themselves on a daily basis at Lake Street cafe or restaurant, organized special event/exotic festival taking place in the street right outside the retail shops & cafes spotlighted above.
Shot of oriental woman: This IS Lake Street. Interesting, auithentic people. I like her.
As a whole, the photos do a very good job highlighting the diversity of experiences and people on Lake Street.