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Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Tue 12, 2018 9:39 pm

I recently purchased the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection and loved the minimalist style and have decided to make a matching cover for The Next Generation movies (I'm planning to make one for the reboot films next).

I have a sample of my current effort at copying the style (while making the font and color more consistent with TNG) and have also included a scan of the other collection for comparison. I'd appreciate any input or criticism before I finish and post it.

UPDATE:I have updated the image to that of my latest revision. It now has space for a 6th disc that came with certain movie collections. I will be uploading 2 versions of the design, one with the 6th disc and one with the 5. I may also do a movies only version.

UPDATE: I have added a preview of my matching reboot cover.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby chouette » Jun Wed 13, 2018 3:03 am

I think you did a fine job at copying the style. The only thing that I have for the moment is that your spine is a bit crowded. For example, Star Trek is too close to the Paramount logo. I prefer the distance between the logo and title like the one for the motion pictures. But then again, that's my preference, maybe not yours.

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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Wed 13, 2018 8:38 am

I had the same thought as I was making it. I wasn't sure how it would look but how does this compare?

I made the text into a flat image and space it closer together and scaled it down.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby topmeasure » Jun Wed 13, 2018 12:31 pm

Nice work Duo.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby ctaulbee » Jun Wed 13, 2018 2:06 pm

I think that is better :)
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Wrench » Jun Wed 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Might want to italicize the title on the front and the spine to follow the original design and use the Star Trek font.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby chouette » Jun Thu 14, 2018 12:15 am

The spine looks better <3
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Thu 14, 2018 12:54 am

I went ahead and changed both "Star Treks" to italics like Wrench suggested. I'm gonna leave the font the same as I'm not a fan of CBS/Paramount using the Star Trek original series font for everything and prefer the font for the Next Gen for the Next Gen films.

I do appreciate all of your criticisms and suggestions, it's really helpful  :)
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby VincentLupo » Jun Thu 14, 2018 12:59 am

I see on the back you have 4 Star Trek The Next Generation Motion Pictures but then have 5 movies listed.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Thu 14, 2018 1:14 am

The fifth disc is a bonus disc entitled "Evolutions" that was included with several of the Next Gen collections.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby ctaulbee » Jun Thu 14, 2018 1:16 am

The font reasoning makes sense to me :)
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Thu 14, 2018 3:26 pm

I have updated the intial post with my most recent revision as well as my design for a matching reboot cover.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby chouette » Jun Fri 15, 2018 12:38 am

I like how you think ahead for future covers. I look forward to see what you do next. :)
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby Duotronic93 » Jun Fri 15, 2018 10:45 am

Ya'll are a terrible influence, I was originally just gonna print some already made ones but caught the bug for making my own  :-%

I think I'll be doing a Mission Impossible collection set and a Star Wars series next.
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby topmeasure » Jun Fri 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Good on you mate. :-$
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby jamshedt » Jun Fri 15, 2018 1:18 pm

great looking set....looking forward to the Star Wars Collection  :-$  :-$
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Re: Star Trek TNG Motion Picture Collection - Input

Postby chouette » Jun Fri 15, 2018 5:51 pm

Just to contradict Jam, I'll be looking forward to your Mission Impossible Collection, lol :-$  :-$
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