Hello, firstly, thank you for viewing this thread. Recently, I uploaded a business card, and it got rejected today, with the standard “Unfortunately this file does not meet GraphicRiver’s strict aesthetic guidelines” message.
Below is the representation:
All comments and criticism would be warmly welcomed, hopefully I can fix this and get it uploaded!
I’m not sure how it would look in print, but I think the details on the back of the card are a little too dark, which could make it unreadable.
The background design would definitely lend itself to a matt finish with gloss ‘splashes’ – I saw something like it a while back, it was unusual and classy – but with a straight matt finish, the effect is probably lost.
Straight gloss would be a total disaster, so I’m not going there
Overall – I just think you need to bring up the texture and brighten the writing so it’ll stand out more. If it’s a business card, it has to work in print, yeah?
Hope that helps it’s a nice design, shame to see it rejected.
Hi, thanks for your reply Aether!
Yea, I have to admit I didn’t check that it worked on paper (an elementary mistake :P). However, I have now checked on my (somewhat crappy) inkjet printer and I can still make out the concrete texture and the text is still clear, I decreased the print quality (in my printing settings) to the point of not being able to see the concrete, and the text is still visible, so it degrades well. Unfortunately I do not have a printer capable of professional printing so I cannot tell how it would look out of one, but I am reasonable confident, and as such I have come to the (possibly wrong) conclusion that my representation is poor (because I tried to make it in perspective and was consequently not clear).
I am really grateful for your reply!!
If it gets rejected again then I will follow your suggestions and improve the typography to make it perfect.