Attention Readers: Submitting Events

3/13/2010 Reminder:

Hoboken411 is glad to publish most of the interesting events going on here in town, and receives a bevy of email each month along those lines. But…

Not all fliers are created equal

In the “old days,” all that was required when developing promotional artwork for most events – was some kind of announcement flier. These are usually letter-sized fliers posted to walls, telephone poles or just handed out. Understandable, because that’s a standard paper size and commonly available.

However, the web is a different story. Because you are NOT limited by PAPER size!

Vertical real estate on a website is at a premium. And I prefer NOT to use tall, portrait-sized fliers. In most cases, I re-design the flier for the folks that submitted them. But in some instances – the re-design job is too complex, and their event doesn’t get posted because I don’t always have the time. With that being said…

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Please make web-ready artwork!!

I’ve begun communicating the acceptable Hoboken411 graphic specs to some regular-submitters – and figured now would be a good time to tell everyone else.

When you’re creating any promotional fliers – please make sure it will scale down to 530 pixels wide by 300 pixels high (up to about 350 pixels high is OK – but the shorter the better).

YOUR PROMO WILL HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF APPEARING ON HOBOKEN411 IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SPECS!

See some examples of how I’ve had to re-design some fliers in order to post them…

(Proper Flier Design Specs – Hoboken411.com)

Single, Mingle & Bark

Here’s one I did for this week’s “Single, Mingle and Bark” event at Liberty Science Center….

They sent this ridiculously tall graphic – but I totally re-designed it to make it web-friendly. This required a bit more effort, since I also laid out completely new type:

ORIGINAL:
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REDESIGNED:
Single Mingle Bark Jersey City

MusicSnobbery

This one for MusicSnobbery’s 4th Anniversary Show at Maxwell’s last week was easy – I just re-shuffled the elements to make it fit… If only they were all this easy…

ORIGINAL:
crystal-stilts-tall.jpg

REDESIGNED:
Music Snobbery 4th Anniversary

Spaghettiaoke

And finally – here’s another simple re-layout I did for the Spaghettiaoke event a while back:

ORIGINAL:
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REDESIGNED:
Spaghettiaoke

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Nice work reformatting their graphics.

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