Awards & Engraving

February '19

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30 • A&E FEBRUARY 2019 "Can you decorate some drinking glasses with this logo by Friday?" A friend of mine made this request on a Tuesday. "Maybe," I said. And then I proceeded to ask my standard questions: • Do you have artwork ready? • Is the artwork high resolution and can you get it to me today? • Are you providing the glasses? • Do you have a few extra sacrificial glasses? (Because there are sure to be a few that may not pass final inspection.) I did commit to the project, and the result is illustrated in Figure A. Aside from the questions my friend (now customer) could answer, there are always a few I have to answer myself as a designer. The first two questions I generally ask are, what parts of the logo can I leave alone, and what portion of the logo do I need to replace or modify? For this project, the question that required the most noodling was, how do I replace triangles uniformly in a circular fashion? Here's what I learned. Shon Roti is the owner of 9thStreet Designs, a sublimation and graphic design consulting and promotional products business, and TrophyBox, a retail awards store. A graphic designer, Shon has spent more than two decades working as a production artist and instructor in the awards and promotional products industry. You can contact him at By Shon Roti Tools not forgotten CorelDRAW Tips & Tricks Fig A Fig B, above Fig C, at left

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