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kozz

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

Hahahha, great discussions always about business cards.
How many of you actually do look at a business card the way as described above?

Normally its just like: "Oh yeah, I have a card somewhere from him with his telephone number", never heard anybody saying: "Oh yeah, that card, with the grean tie, which actually should be flamenco red, and without his head.."

Business cards are way overrated. IMO, it just should be plain and simple, not fancy stuff.
Duotone, or perhaps Tritone, or you should at least already have earned some money paying for the full colour ones.

Imagine in about 100 years people going to the musea "Wow, did you people know this is the original painting from Anthony "Tiri" Tran's business card




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veet

 

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

Well, since you asked - it looks very slick and professional, -But.....

The chartreuse green is really jarring, jumps out at you too much, and is pretty non-flamenco.

Photo
I think its a mistake to not have your face in it. This way it looks like clip-art.

Nicnkame
Non-flamencos, ie. most bookers, won't get the 'Tiriti' nickname at all. If they're English speaking, they won't be able to even pronounce it, a bad start to a business relationship. I'd be careful about the name.
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kozz

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to veet

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The chartreuse green is really jarring, jumps out at you too much, and is pretty non-flamenco.


Do you think so?
I really like the grean tie with the rib-jacket, very fashionable.

Red the official flamenco colour,...omg, don't tell the ladies




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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 5:00:40
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

HHAHA!!! you guys are awesome!!
i should have known better than to do anything without consulting the foro first.
unfortunately, i already gave vistaprint money and now they're printing them the way it is. i'm going to see if i can cancel

about the color, i didn't have a red tie. lol. i had a green tie and the card was green by default. i didn't think about just photoshopping it, duh! maybe i should have different colors so that they can be collectible.

i thought about going with shirt open but thought the tie color and font would go nice together. better than my manly chest hair does.

about the effect, i wanted something more abstract. but it needed to be a little extreme because when it's scaled down, it's less noticeable.but still, maybe i went too far. maybe i should have none as some have suggested.

about the headless flamenco guitarist, i thought it would be a little vain to put a picture of me but the card felt too empty with just words. so i thought an abstract picture focusing on the guitar would be better.

about the hand pose, doit, you're right, it's not practical at all. but looks cool. but still, dont you bar chords and play picado runs over them sometimes?

i really appreciate all the feedback, i love all the variations!

LOL @ museum picture!
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kozz

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

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i should have known better than to do anything without consulting the foro first.


Its always good to do it...many different visions and remarks, than choose yiour own.....just as free consultancy

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 5:35:57
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

quote:

Its always good to do it...many different visions and remarks, than choose yiour own.....just as free consultancy


ok! next one, i'd like something like this...


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 5:42:52
 
BarkellWH

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

thought about going with shirt open but thought the tie color and font would go nice together. better than my manly chest hair does.


You definitely made the correct decision. The too-casual (and often contrived), unbuttoned shirt look is vastly overrated. All the flamenco greats--Sabicas, Nino Ricardo, and even Paco de Lucia, Paco Cepero (in their great late-1960s video on Youtube with Camaron and Turronero), and others--all played in jacket and tie. The music is great and the artists convey a certain elegance.

Cheers,

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 6:40:15
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

You definitely made the correct decision. The too-casual (and often contrived), unbuttoned shirt look is vastly overrated. All the flamenco greats--Sabicas, Nino Ricardo, and even Paco de Lucia, Paco Cepero (in their great late-1960s video on Youtube with Camaron and Turronero), and others--all played in jacket and tie. The music is great and the artists convey a certain elegance.


thanks bill! if only i could play 1/1000 as well as any of them. well, at least i could just try to look the part for now.

im still smiling at all these variations.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 6:57:38
 
Ron.M

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

about the headless flamenco guitarist, i thought it would be a little vain to put a picture of me but the card felt too empty with just words. so i thought an abstract picture focusing on the guitar would be better.


I agree.

People will be hiring you for what you do, not how you look...and the card concentrates on just that.
When you put your face on it, folk naturally start looking at that instead of the guitar and try to work out what kinda person you are from your expression etc etc.
That's just instinctive human psychology IMO.

Don't cancel. The card's OK the way it is.
Green is maybe not my favourite colour, but it looks rather classy there IMO.

Artists should be non-conformists.

You're not going for a job interview for a White House internship.

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 8:41:00
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

I agree.

People will be hiring you for what you do, not how you look...and the card concentrates on just that.
When you put your face on it, folk naturally start looking at that instead of the guitar and try to work out what kinda person you are from your expression etc etc.
That's just instinctive human psychology IMO.

Don't cancel. The card's OK the way it is.
Green is maybe not my favourite colour, but it looks rather classy there IMO.

Artists should be non-conformists.

You're not going for a job interview for a White House internship.

cheers,

Ron


thanks ron! i couldn't cancel anyways. btw, anyone who wants to buy cards from vistaprint.com, know that they have really low prices but charge you up the buttocks for shipping.

i also left out my face because that would require some facial grooming and a haircut, which i have been putting off for some months now.
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xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

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at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

LOL!
you uncovered the face of the headless flamenco guitarist! nice tie color too!
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GuitarVlog

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

Looks good!

My recommendations would mirror some of the earlier posts:

- A red or yellow-gold tie/accent (rather than green)
- Try to fit the text horizontally.

That's it.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 14:54:38
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

yeah, i guess the vertical text can make you a bit dizzy. thanks for the suggestions!
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xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

when the card is in your hand the vertical-horizontal won't matter, i've had a card with vertical text and it looked great...
it's the contract and harmony of colors that really matter...
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Doitsujin

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

WTF!?

Great thread. Nice work by kozz. I like the one with red necktie.
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Ron.M

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to GuitarVlog

quote:

A red or yellow-gold tie/accent (rather than green)


Eff it all!

Just make it a bloody Tartan tie and a Tartan Jacket.

Then there's a colour there to please everyone...OK?

cheers,

Ron
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at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

too much color and i will look like a hippie. then i will never get any jobs.... plus kate won't like me anymore.
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kozz

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to xirdneH_imiJ

quote:

it's the contract and harmony of colors that really matter...

Those are words from a wise man!

What threads about business cards can do with people..hahaha

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 20:29:17
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

speaking of red ties....

is he moving or standing still?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 20:48:35
 
Estevan

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

You must be on to something, see how the opening shot of this clip imitates the composition of the photo on your card:





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 20:49:14
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to kozz

haha, good find! that view must have been subconsciously pushed into my brain. sweet bulerias btw!
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kozz

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to Estevan

quote:

You must be on to something, see how the opening shot of this clip imitates the composition of the photo on your card:

LOL!
...and indeed was a great shot (and bulerias)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 13 2010 21:51:50
 
Estevan

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

speaking of red ties.... is he moving or standing still?
Did you take that in Malaga?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2010 0:22:13
 
at_leo_87

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RE: what do you guys think of my bus... (in reply to Estevan

quote:

Did you take that in Malaga?


lol. yeah. there was a lot of those street performers. he had a pretty nice business card too...i wonder if i can find it.
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