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I’m guessing it would have to be with how the file is set up, or potentially the image preview. Or the reviewer just really didn’t like them.

I think they look great though – artistically they are wonderful.

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I don’t think you need to go back to design school or anything – I think the fact that there are hundreds of basic business flyers similar to this in existence already may be the issue.

I don’t claim to be inventing the wheel myself, but simple + clean flyers are in abundance already. You may have to try something different.

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Would you want to use that business card? There is really no design to it at all, very plain.

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Hi Star,

If you were a nightclub / bar owner, would you use any of these flyers?

There just isn’t a redeeming quality about any of these. They don’t look good – something that you can’t just point out any one thing and say “this is wrong”.

A few:

-Cutouts are not done -Image previews aren’t appealing -Typos -Typography alignment -Purpose

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Such a silly thing to complain about – some people just like to see what kind of new stuff exists and comment that they like it.

I personally appreciate Niko’s support. You should go get a real hobby rather than find issues with designers supporting other designers.

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Hi itsGonz,

It can be hard to get started sometimes, but using the rejections as a positive experience is a good thing.

I think the typography and alignment could use some work, especially where you are highlighting bands in the middle.

Also note that you can’t use real social media icons in your flyers – that is now considered a no no. I believe it also extends to placing in the names of real bands / musicians.

I like the flat / abstract designs, and I think you are headed in the right direction, but those additional touches will help.

GJ

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Honestly the entire thing is a bit too plain. There are lots of brochures / catalogue templates already present on the store, why should someone spend money on yours when they can pay the same, get a lot more variety / functionality?

Also, I’m pretty sure the review team frowns on lorem ipsum language fillers, or just random words chosen to fill a space. Both don’t look appealing. I would try to preview it with real content of some kind.

GJ

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The two areas that you are trying to submit work for (Business Cards & Logos) are also two of the most difficult to successfully get work approved for.

Since business cards are so popular, the marketplace is oversaturated with designs – very few get accepted and need to be significantly different.

Logos have to be great quality, and something that could be usable for a wide range of purposes. I don’t feel the sample you provided is reusable or aesthetically appealing.

Take a look at the marketplace and see what other kind of designs are popular / present, and keep on keepin’ on.

GJ

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Hey borneafandri,

As a newcomer, I would suggest a few things:

1-If you are designing for a print object, start your file in CMYK. 2-Watch a few tutorials on how the spectrum of CMYK compares to RGB. 3-Learn how to maximize / tinker with adjustment layers in CMYK to get a diverse spectrum of colors.

Hope this helps – this was the almost verbatim advice someone gave me at one time.

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Big Noodle Titling & League Gothic are too free & popular fonts used for footer text, you may want to try them rather than Devils Breeze. Devil Breeze is a fun font – I would use it in templates but 100,000 other people have already used it.

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