Forums Splitboard Talk Forum help me design splitboard.com’s 1st print ad
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  • #584318
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    White text, black background:

    “Because snowshoes suck.

    Splitboard.com”

    If you want a photo, maybe faded peaks or some other lifestyle photo with the same text.

    😀

    #584319
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    😀

    #584320
    gregm
    79 Posts

    #584321
    rms56
    121 Posts

    The above would have to be reduced by about 40%. Can you get more space?

    #584322
    pbelitz
    24 Posts

    Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. 😳

    #584323
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    That is tooo funny. 😆 Right on, we need more from you pbelitz.

    #584324
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Nice work guys! I like the header gregm! 8)

    Here are a few I created. I really want to show both the up and the down part of splitboarding. As you can see, the small size may be hard to accomplish this.



    #584325
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    The last one is decent size? Can you make something the actual size it will have to be for the ad?

    #584326
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @mtnrider wrote:

    Can you make something the actual size it will have to be for the ad?

    It will be 1/8 inch bigger than this (apprx)

    ps. this is just an example of what I’m thinking…not the actual ad.

    #584327
    steeleman
    61 Posts

    Agree with Zach that less is more. The logo is also too small to be effective at that size. Need something very simple with only 2 3/8 to play with. Not that this is the answer, but needs to be easy on the eyes and not very busy at all.

    Bigger:

    Print Size:

    #584328
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Yeah – that’s perfect, I think. The picture is perfect and the tag succinctly describes the glory of splitting.

    You always have to consider your ad on a page with a zillion other ads being read by someone who doesn’t know he should care about what you’re selling. Most people don’t carefull examine every ad in a mag. If you cram a bunch of stuff on the ad, at a glance it will just look like a giant blur and the eye will move on to something easier to grasp.

    Steeleman’s ad is eye-catching and gets the point across in the tenth of a second that you have available to you.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #584329
    nomad
    288 Posts

    I know you’re probably not planning on using that picture for an ad, but just in case…. it is copyrighted, which I found out after I posted it on biglines, and got politely chewed out….. just so you know.

    #584330
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    I was gonna ask if we could use it nomad, people seem to really dig it. Unfortunately we won’t be able to pay to use it though. Do you think the photog would be happy with getting the photo credit and seeing his name/work in print?

    #584331
    steeleman
    61 Posts

    what happened to mmcpheet’s website? He’s got some pretty sweet split images that I could use to make a good ad. And I’m pretty sure he’s cool with using the photos 😉

    #584332
    mmcpheet
    98 Posts

    @steeleman wrote:

    what happened to mmcpheet’s website? He’s got some pretty sweet split images that I could use to make a good ad. And I’m pretty sure he’s cool with using the photos 😉

    You can use my images for an ad, just let me know where to look for them. 😀

    Came up with a couple simple ones:

    #584333
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @mmcpheet wrote:

    Came up with a couple simple ones:

    This one kicks ASS!

    #584334
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    @affix snow wrote:

    @mmcpheet wrote:

    Came up with a couple simple ones:

    This one kicks ASS!

    that shit is tight. I could easily work that into the site design and replace the shitty cave drawing that currently serves as the logo 😉

    #584335
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    It does look clean mmcpheet, thanks! You can see the split in the board too. 8)

    I’m my toughest critic however and I don’t really like my steeze in the air. Do you guys think the shot after is any better?
    http://biglines.com/photos/blpic40625.jpg

    Gregm also made a good point in his example about adding something to let the viewer know that there is more here than a retail store. There is the discussion, resources, and community.

    #584336
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    It does look clean mmcpheet, thanks! You can see the split in the board too.

    Dood whatever 🙄 That air rocks!

    I still like McPheet’s, but i agree in adding “Forums” and other stuff under it to let people know there is more than just retail….

    #584337
    steeleman
    61 Posts

    Hey, that cave drawing required all of my meager photoshop skillz! When you get a lawyer to set up your site and he pays for it with his own dough, i guess you get what you pay for… 🙂

    anyway, my 2 cents is that the ad is still way too small in its print size to fit in all the stuff about forums, trip reports, etc.

    Maybe the way to solve all of these problems is to say “Splitboard.com” in the same font as the logo, and then instead of “Future of BC Snowboarding”, simply say “Splitboard Community” or “Backcountry Snowboarding Community”

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