Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quick Advert Make-over

Here's a quick re-work of an ad trying to encourage people to enrol for college courses. The first was produced in Microsoft Publisher; the revised version in Corel Draw. A couple of observations; WordArt is almost never artistic. I think it's best completely avoided. Second, heavy black borders usually don't work too well either. Finally, the whole alignment issue again raises its ugly head. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Freshchurch Finals

Still torn over whether to run with white or black for our Freshchurch ad campaign. (We're launching a new church at Eatons Hill on Brisbane's northside - these are for the letterbox drop.)

Your comments and preferences are welcome.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Beautiful Church Websites

Here's a site worth clicking - is a gallery of the best church website designs. Classifications include categories like "Well written", "Clean", "Simple" and "Edgy." Thanks to Martin Howard for the tip.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Word is worth a thousand pictures...

Here's a conference that's worth investigating. Titled "Promoting the Word Through Image and Text," there's an action packed one-day program planned for November 25th at Ryde Anglican Centre. A large team of industry experts will address issues like effective copywriting, graphic design, video and powerpoint presentations. Sponsored by FEVA, it looks like a great program.

Three from PCPC

Luke Tattersall at Parramatta City Presbyterian Church has come up with three great postcard sized ads for upcoming church events. If only someone would invite me to the Wine Appreciation night...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Some favourite sites from a design pro...

Graphic designer Martin Howard from Media 7 offers a few favourite links:
Free stock photos

Logo inpiration

Progressive church web design....

I'll add another church site to the list -, with design by Paul Harvey.

What the... font?

As a follow on to recent font hunting requests, there's a useful service from called "What the Font..." Just upload an image of the font you want, and they'll do the rest.

Testing with Stuart Atkinson's "cityside" font quest, the site matched the sample correctly with BodegaSans light - agreeing with our expert contributor Dave Cumberbeach.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Christmas - it's sooner than you think!

Judging by the barrage of Christmas event designs I've come across lately, Christmas is just around the corner. Matthias Media's Christmas card range - always excellent - will this year be carrying a link to the More To Christmas website, which offers a free download of Luke's gospel in pdf format. Great idea guys!
Meanwhile, Wade Iedema from Southern Cross Presbyterian Church in Lismore has come up with this neat postcard to advertise their upcoming Christmas event.

Sarah van Delden has been busy designing the flyer for ChristChurch... featuring their brand new logo.

I'm feeling I've been left standing on the blocks with the design for our own "Christmas with the Stars" event. It's overly busy, and not quite working out the way I'd like. Any advice would be much appreciated.