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i need your vote

February 7, 2011

i designed a few new blog banners for my blog here, but can’t decide which one i like the best (imagine that).

soo…this is where you come in. i need you to vote for your favorite one, since you will be the one staring at it. and please be honest, even if you hate every single one…i like a good critique. :)











16 Comments leave one →
  1. Bubba permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:06 pm

    I like 5 the best! Mom said she liked 3 and 5!

  2. Emily permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:40 pm

    I really like 1 and 5 but 5 probably fits the best.

  3. steffylove permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:46 pm

    number 3 tina beenia!

  4. February 7, 2011 9:47 pm

    #3 is my fav.

  5. ~Z~ permalink
    February 7, 2011 10:04 pm

    I think:
    • a more neutral —in terms of focus — background works best (1, 2, 3, & 5)
    • you could easily use each of these backgrounds and more. I’m a personal fan of variable elements, but you DO need a constant to balance that. In this case, I think a constant typeface choice would work. with that said…
    • I like the type of #1 the best. The two typefaces seem to mesh well together but also stand out from one another (and seem more unique). #2 doesn’t mesh as well for me. #3 is okay, as is #4, and while #5 appears to be the same typeface, I don’t think ‘INK’ stands out enough.
    • Overall, I like #1. While the image may not be as direct an interpretation of your name (backyard) I like the personality and playfulness of the painted toes.

    • February 7, 2011 10:20 pm

      thanks for the awesome critique Zach! especially about the type…i always have the toughest time with type. i’m trying to play off of ‘backyard’ without making it look like a landscaping business…so that’s why i chose the outdoor rug…and for the playfulness. i wanted something fun and not so serious. so thanks, i will definitely take your advice into consideration! :)

  6. February 7, 2011 10:22 pm

    thanks for voting everyone, this really helps! :)

  7. February 7, 2011 10:25 pm

    i like #1 and #3 :) !
    the others just don’t seem like “you” they seem less unique and more expected or corporate or something…but i do like the micro moss photo -maybe with a different font and more color in the out of focus part like the mat in #1 (but blurry behind the moss…)?

    • February 7, 2011 10:35 pm

      thanks for critique queenie! yeah, i kinda felt the same about the others not being “me”.

  8. February 7, 2011 10:36 pm

    I like 5, though they are all lovely!

  9. Lysa permalink
    February 7, 2011 11:36 pm

    I love the rug/toes of #1 but keep wanting to see smudged inky blots on the “Ink” font. Maybe less structure, more whimsy in the straight line type so give it that more fun,earthy vibe you have going in your work. (This is from someone who has no artistic abilities herself at all so feel free to ignore!)

  10. Jess permalink
    February 7, 2011 11:44 pm


  11. February 8, 2011 12:26 am

    #2 for the image – looks like the outdoors while being mysteriously abstract.
    #4 for the INK font only

  12. Rhonda permalink
    February 8, 2011 12:33 am

    #3….is there a way to move the blossom over the “I” ??

    I think #2 is interesting too….quite “inky”

  13. Rhonda permalink
    February 8, 2011 12:35 am

    p.s. I like the one you have already, too!

  14. Uncle Jim permalink
    February 8, 2011 4:38 am

    I like number one. The toes are attention grabbers.

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