HS Basketball Banner - Need Suggestions for Improvement
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mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
Total Posts: 416
Country: United States

Each year we put a 6'x9' banner in the gym. The theme for this season is "The Sky is the Limit" The photo shoot is over and so it is a little too late for suggestions on improving the posing etc.

I don't like the font for the theme. Any suggestions?

Any poster design suggestions? I wanted to darken the background on the shot so the hanger isn't as prominent so I put a little vignette. Too much? Not enough?

Thanks in advance.

MD







mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
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Should I remove the yellow rescue arrow or try to keep things as realistic in the jet?



drbob
Registered: Dec 06, 2004
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Country: United States

I like it. First thoughts: Should be "The Sky's the limit", cuz that's how people actually say the slogan, and that text should be bigger and in front of the jet.
there should be a basketball somewhere in there.

bb



Kathy White
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Country: United States

Did you think about cutting out the hanger part, both above and where the gray floor stops in the back and adding a bright blue sky with clouds? I agree the text should be bigger and with more definition.



mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
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Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I will change the slogan.

I exchanged emails with the coach to bring basketballs and some spare nets that I could incorporate into the shot and they forgot them.

Hmm... Good suggestion on having a layer with the sky in the background. Let me look into a sky/cloud image that would be a good option for that.

Thanks again.



mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
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Here is another attempt...

I HATE my font and effects on the slogan. Any help is appreciated.







mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
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Another attempt...







DukeK
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: United States

I like the last one. I would still like to see a basketball somewhere. What about sticking a 1/4 of a basketball (maybe translucent) in the upper right corner behind the text?



ATurturro
Registered: Apr 14, 2008
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Country: United States

i like the last one best too.



tonebag
Registered: Jan 30, 2009
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ATurturro wrote:
i like the last one best too.


+1



mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
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Country: United States

Chris Pasatieri has been helping me on a couple of other looks at this project. Thanks Chris!!!

Any preferences on these last three?

Poster #1







Poster #2







Poster #3






shawngilson
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

I personally like #3. To me, the plane looks more like a spaceship, when the hangar is substituted by sky because the wheels are out of sight. I prefer the font in #3 to that in #2.



david1234
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 1250
Country: United States

Why is there sky under the the plane? try just darkening under the plane and maybe adding a sky above (but lighter) otherwise it draws all the attention from the players away