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Based on one of the entries in this question on what our logo should look like, I have decided to try and actively target music colleges in Scotland with flyers that will look like this:

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This is my first draft, with the wording taken directly from the help page - can I ask for your thoughts, guidance, improvements.

I will alter spacing, and arrange a valid QR code etc., but figured I'd get input from the community first.

  • Looks nice. I would suggest a more intriguing typographical hierarchy so it isn't so bland and boxy. – American Luke Aug 31 '13 at 12:05
  • What do you reckon, a more script like font for the text, like the title? – Doktor Mayhem Aug 31 '13 at 16:30
  • Perhaps a more laid-back Sans or a Roman. – Richard Sep 28 '13 at 15:30
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Great idea! I would recommend making the QR code out of a Bit.ly link or equivalent so you can track the number of snaps.

Typography-wise, pursuant to Luke's comment, I would probably use the SE default of 'Helvetica Neue'. You could spice up the main body by bolding key phrases.

I prefer the wording of musical practice, performance... instead of music practice, performance....

I would also try to make an impact of sorts by having a big "Q&A" displayed somewhere... oh heck, now I've gone and made my own. SOURCE MATERIAL

Poster

  • From past experience, grayscale watermarks can look quite nice even when mass-printing on a laser printer, but you may have to play with the darkness of the watermark a little bit until you find the right balance for your printer. – NReilingh Aug 31 '13 at 17:32
  • Good thinking to make it completely gray-scale. Color printing can get expensive. – American Luke Aug 31 '13 at 17:35
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    Right, and I didn't think the "Beta" aspect is really important to the effort. – NReilingh Aug 31 '13 at 17:37
  • That's pretty nice! I was hoping others were more artistic than me:-) – Doktor Mayhem Aug 31 '13 at 18:37
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    Good note from Tim Post - suggests making the QR code go to the About page, to help educate new visitors! – Doktor Mayhem Sep 10 '13 at 10:59
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    This looks pretty good! One thing we noticed, though, was that "Q&A" kinda got lost there. It looks more like a background rather than something that's a part of the header. The header looks a bit hard to read as a result, cause my brain keeps trying to make sense of it because I know Q&A is supposed to be a part of it, but... do I read it first? do I ignore it? Halp! (cc @DrMayhem) – Adam Lear Sep 11 '13 at 18:57
  • Hahahaha - thanks @AnnaLear - will try a couple of edits. Maybe remove the Q&A watermark altogether - I'll try and print off one or two to see what they look like – Doktor Mayhem Sep 11 '13 at 23:08
  • Is "Music Stack Exchange" the site's nickname? It results in a temptation to hyphenate "students"... – Richard Sep 28 '13 at 15:35
  • @searchfgold6789 - no, it is actually the site's real name – Doktor Mayhem Sep 28 '13 at 18:46

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