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  1. Ogden? Salt Lake City? Hey, I've been there before!
  2. Watch the kerning in the word AZTEC. As they sit now, there is too much of a tangent between the A and Z; they are just barely kissing. They either need to be really pulled together so that they overlap a bit and form one distinct shape, or spread apart so there is a gap between them, similar to the other letters. Also, the E and C could probably be brought a touch closer together as well.
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    I'm assuming you mean to inform them the background of the Facebook icon needs to be widened to be square, and not the icon background placed in the back of the poster, correct? I'd also point out that you likely don't need the "https://www." bit before the rest of the URL. Most browsers these days should auto populate that when you type in the URL. That would make the poster much easier to read quickly, and would help make the whole thing look less cluttered.
  4. I concur with the others...the 3D effect isn't really working well in my opinion. At least not when compared to the rest of the artwork with the cow. Also, watch out for the small things. I keep getting distracted by the little tiny piece of dark blue "shadow" to the left of the upper swoosh on the "L," as well as the very tiny white dot in the space between the "g" and the "á." You could probably lose both of those from the design and no one would be the wiser.
  5. I never did say great job on this! Very reminiscent of the work that Julien Clauzier is doing.
  6. Technically, gravitational waves were proven early last year, or even before that. The first detection was announced in mid-February 2016 with a second set of waves being announced in mid-June 2016. I believe what was the third and largest set of gravitational wave detection were announced just a few weeks ago, despite being detected on 04 January of this year. "You never know how many more signals we have sitting in the can that we're not telling you about." —Rana Adhikari
  7. I've loved them all, but the last two have felt a little off to me. The "drips" running off the gelato shape in the Village logo and the "water" running off the musical notes in the Waterfall Records aren't adhering to the rules of physics. It's making me want to go in and straighten both of those shapes out so that gravity can pull them straight down instead of at awkward angles. ;) Great job overall though. Really cool series.
  8. You've got excellent control with the pen tool…your curves look great! It's funny how each of us becomes so accustomed to certain software. You mention Illustrator causing you grief and became overwhelming to work in, but that's where I shine. Affinity Designer is a bit of a challenge for me, solely because I'm more efficient with Illustrator (been using Ai for the better part of 10 years). It's the small things that I struggle with, like remembering to hold down the option (alt) key before dragging an element to duplicate it. Just as a side note...be careful how you export your artwork. For some reason Affinity Designer likes to horribly rasterize some vector elements while exporting under certain settings, like what is seen on the first of the two new pieces that you attached. Other times it's just fine. I can't remember the settings I used to fix that issue, but I'm sure some of the more seasoned users here can help out.
  9. Chicago is no longer bundled with macOS, but some of the characters from Susan Kare's Chicago are still used in Krungthep and Silom.
  10. Which is essentially Chicago, just partially repackaged. You could also say it is Silom (go ahead, try swapping it out and see what happens).
  11. Choosing the right typeface for the job certainly is a difficult chore! In the book Really Good Logos Explained, there are four designers that are asked what they believe the top 10 mistakes designers make when creating a logo. Rian Hughes says, "The designer let the client have too much input. The best designers know how to politely let the client know when he has suggested a lame idea. Then you offer him a much better one. That’s your job. (Here it helps to be a master politician; try to charm and persuade rather than pout and cry.)" As long as you have a compelling reason and legitimate alternative to show your client, it can't hurt. But you have to make sure it's a very polished design worth showing. You've got to make sure the client knows they can trust your judgement, and providing a very nicely put together piece may do just that. But you've got to bring your A-game to the party.
  12. Am I Swiss too? At heart, yes! I have relatives that left Switzerland for the U.S. back in the early 1800s. While I was in school, I did some "study abroad" in Switzerland in June 2009 and June 2010. Easily the best summers of my life! We stayed at a hotel in the little town of Leysin, up above Aigle. Each day we'd catch SBB CFF FFS to different parts of the country. I've been fortunate enough to have seen and experienced things that many will never get to. I've been to Geneva, Zürich, St Gallen, Basel, Lugano, Zermatt, and dozens of other little towns and villages in-between. The second summer I was there we headed up towards Grand St Bernard Pass on bus, got off just before the tunnel, and snowshoed the rest of the way up to the Grand St Bernard Hospice. We spent a couple of nights there. While we were there we got to put together the dog kennels in preparation for the dogs to come up from Martigny for the summer. Something I will never forget! Man, I really wish I could take up residence there! I've never felt more at "home" than when I spent a day walking the paths along the lake from Vevey to Villeneuve. It was so peaceful and calm. I LOVED IT! I can't wait to come visit again. I'm hoping for summer of 2018.
  13. I don't know how to say it without sounding rude...but I feel like you've taken a step backwards. Nothing here is really unique or memorable. I know you are just following the client's direction, but it almost seems as though they aren't quite sure what they want. Do they want something that stands out and will be remembered? Do they want something that "says" what they do visually? Is the client asking you to emphasize the word LIVE in their name, or is that a choice that you made? If it was you, ask yourself "why?" The type under the diamond shape is really, really killing this whole thing. To be honest, it's bland and boring, and having the word LIVE bolded, in a contrasting color and all caps makes that whole line look rather awkward. The emphasized word isn't centered, so it makes everything feel very unbalanced. Go poke around on the internet to see how others have treated text. Play around with some different typefaces while you are at it. Maybe try stacking the words in the center instead of using a single line. Just keep plugging away, don't get discouraged, and you'll get this figured out!
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