For Crommunist

Crommunist put a call out this morning for a new banner for his blog. As much as I liked the minimalist design of his old banner, I’d had half an idea in my head since a back-channel discussion about hammers (don’t even bother to ask). So I jumped at the chance to play around a bit.

Crommunist Soviet

The style is inspired by old Soviet propaganda posters, particularly in the choice of colors. I wanted to get a very stylized picture of Crommunist himself in there too, but the man is always smiling. It just wouldn’t do. Nobody smiles in Soviet propaganda posters.

Whatcha think?

For Crommunist

14 thoughts on “For Crommunist

  1. 1

    I like it a lot, though I think the red and mustard-yellow is not enough of a contrast for my complete liking. I still find it a bit hard on the eyes. If the colors were more completely separated, it would be perfection.

  2. 3

    That’s a fantastic design! I’m with heather-lynnsiemens on the colors, though. Maybe invert them and/or choose more gold-and-crimson type shades?

  3. 5

    I agree with you that the simplicity suits him, but I do love your propaganda poster style banner! Red and gold are perfect, I second (or third?) the idea of inverting them or coming closer to the USSR flag colors. I love the lettering style. Throw in a Cyrillic letter? Fantastic.

  4. 7

    Why would you like to revel in Soviet Style Propaganda? Those atheistic mass murderers killed MILLIONS of believers.

    Oh, wait…maybe that is not a problem for you?

  5. 14

    Meeotch:

    Gratuitous cyrillic characters might look good to a 100% latinate eye, but they drive anyone who actually knows the alphabet batty. ‘И’ is no substitute for ‘N’, for instance, it’s closest to ‘I’.

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