Adana Jimenez

Paper Recycling Poster for Schools

By Adana Jimenez

   on Aug 21, 2009
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  • Shawn Arora

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    Its perfect as it is.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    It's simple and it gets the point across. I wouldn't change anything.

    • Masud Rana Arvie
      Masud Rana Arvie commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 12:55 AM

      It look nice.

      you have done a nice work & a nice presentation. here is a big thinking.

      Thanks :)

    • Mark Lundy
      Mark Lundy commented:
      Posted: on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:36 AM

      Great concept Adana. I like it just the way it is - simple and great use of colors/whitespace

    • Udit Malaria
      Udit Malaria commented:
      Posted: on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:51 AM

      agree, thanks for sharing

  • Szymon Niemczura

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    Nothing!

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    It's so perfect! Light and simple. I would love to have it on my office wall!

    Great job! :)

  • Joel Glovier

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    "Think" - make it white too

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Awesome design. Good concept and really well executed. The only thing I would consider changing is the word "think" to white as being yellow it really blends into the light - also for consistency with your other words.

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:57 AM

      I did at some point, it was actually my first instinct! I should pay more attention to my first instincts!, thanks!

  • Akhil Patel

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    Nudge text and perspective

    Posted on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    The poster is really good as everyone else has already mentioned. I think it's perfect too - but if you're a perfectionist, which it seems you are because you've submitted such a great poster for even more feedback, there are a couple of things that stuck out.

    1) The text "Stop" and "Think" are not aligned in the center of their circles - they need to be shifted right ever-so-slightly. And I think Stop needs to move up a tad as well.

    2) The perspective of the traffic light is making it slightly weird to align everything I think. The shot is taken from the height of the red light and from the left. I don't know if you want to mess around with the perspective either on the traffic light or the text in front of it, but it may make it look less odd. Because of the perspective, your eyes just get stuck at STOP because it commands your attention - the rest of it seems to be below you and less important. And the perspective makes the light look crooked (as if the bottom is more to the left than the top), which is not really the case if you extend some guides to the edges of the light.

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

      2) The perspective::: ha! really good point Akhil, i think I was really focus on finding a traffic light that visually reminded me of a school bus, not so much the perspective. Really good observation!

      1) The text "Stop" and "Think ::: Got it! :)

    • Curtis Schlough
      Curtis Schlough commented:
      Posted: on Nov 03, 2009 at 9:03 AM

      A possible solution to Akhil's coment would be to cut the light sections apart and just use the top one on all three. That way you have the exact same perspective on all three. Of course you would have to change the colors to get the yellow and green again. I love the poster by the way. The message is clearly conveyed! And that is the point afterall. I love the background and the color palate. Soft and appropriate allowing the art to pop. The only thing I would maybe play with is Capitalizing R in Recycle for consistancy and taking the recycling icon and shrinking it down and placing it slighty above the word recycle. I think the icon is a bit lost behind the word creating some clutter. Just some thoughts. Heck, I like it as is really. LOL

  • Martin Leblanc

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    Good

    Posted on Sep 08, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    I like it, but the paper in the back and the leaves makes it a bit odd.

  • Andrew Dertinger

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    Color of THINK

    Posted on Aug 22, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    I think the design is simple and great. I would just agree with Joel and change the color of the word THINK to white. Great concept and the message is easily delivered, which is important given the targeted audience.

  • Mr Schwabe

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    drop the recycle logo

    Posted on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    This is a truly engaging design. My only suggestion is to remove the recycle logo behind "Recycle" because it seems a tad busy there.

  • John McKenzie

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    Consistency

    Posted on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    All the praising aside, I see one flaw.

    The words "STOP" and "THINK" are in capital letters, yet the word "recycle" is in lower-case letters. Did you not have enough room to fit the capital letters in?

    This would be more of a design enhancement, but putting an actual tree on the back of the traffic light (with the tree's branches blossoming out on top of the traffic light) would suit the poster more than having random branches with only a few leaves sticking out at random places, in my personal opinion.

    • Piervincenzo Madeo
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 5:33 AM

      simply fantastic!

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM

      • capital letters! wow, nice catch! • about putting an actual tree on the back, I was really pushing to go minimal, more of a "suggestion" of a tree, in order to allow the background image of the paper to have equal importance, but it makes sense, I just need to get the correct tree. thanks!

  • Jose Rauda

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    Bottom Leaf Bleed

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    I love it! The only thing that I would 'maybe' try is having the bottom branch bleed of the page (on the left side).

    The top two look so good, it might look good at the bottom!

    Wicked!

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

      good point, this may also minimize the look of having just random branches on the poster.

  • Jaquie Rosillo

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    great idea

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    i love how you merge the natural elements on the sheet. .. don't you think that for going "PERFECT" this poster should be exposed on a flat screen (just to care the environment??? i wish !!)

  • chris faulkner

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    Nothing

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Very straight forward and original... sure does beat all the bland signs I had when I was 3-6 grade.

    • Id3sign
      Id3sign commented:
      Posted: on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:56 PM

      If that's not a corporate design ad I dunno what it is. Everything works together.

      Good job.

  • Andrei Ivanovich

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    nice idea

    Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    thanks for your imagination

    • Gabriele Massari
      Gabriele Massari commented:
      Posted: on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:51 AM

      It's lovely

      Just a question...It's a still-life adv ok? What are a traffic lights doing ON a Notepad? :)

  • Gabriele Massari

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    Position of...somethings...

    Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    It's lovely

    Just a question...It's a still-life adv ok? What are a traffic lights doing ON a Notepad? :)

  • Jason K

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    This is great, I wouldn't chane a thing.

    Posted on Aug 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Nice! Very attractive and easy to understand.

  • Amy Feger

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    Consistent letter sizes in lights.

    Posted on Aug 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Hi! I really think that your concept and originality is excellent!

    Like some of the above comments, I think all it needs with the wording is a bit further consistency. So, rather than filling in the whole light with lettering it would be cool to see it with the letters all the same size in the lights.

    I think if you were stuck on keeping the yellow lettering than so should be the word stop lit in red and recycle lit in green....Yet, all white seems much more clear and effective. The red light with the white reminds us of the stop sign. If kept in white...maybe the same type used on the stop sign will give it a reality click?

    Also, I can't tell from the computer image..but is the green lit brighter than all the rest?

    Altogether pretty cool!

  • Scott Poling

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    Not sure.

    Posted on Aug 30, 2009 at 5:21 AM

    I don't really think at yellow lights!

  • Tuomo Povelainen

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    looks great

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 at 5:33 AM

    I like the idea and nice design. Nice looking leaves, i think i have used those same ones.

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    ;)

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    ;)

  • Joel Acevedo

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    JUST WOW

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Love it. Love it, love it, love it. Good job!!!

  • Omer Uzun

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    Love it!

    Posted on Sep 04, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Love it! 5555

  • Engin Gürelli

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    Nothing...

    Posted on Sep 04, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    I really impressed, well aimed and even all visuality without texts explaning much.

  • Denish Patel

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    at bottom of this poster

    Posted on Sep 05, 2009 at 2:32 AM

    at bottom of this poster place cartoon picking papers waste etc.

  • Dave Andrews

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    Smart

    Posted on Sep 05, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    I think stop, think, recycle is a really smart concept;]

  • Felipe Ramirez

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    Simple

    Posted on Aug 27, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    Me gusta, trasmite de forma clara y simple el mensaje que quieren lograr.

  • Kyle Stiers

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    Branch

    Posted on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    Like it a lot but agree that the bottom branch should bleed off the left side.

    Great job!

  • Michael Miller

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    Change Nothing

    Posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    As everybody else is saying: It's perfect!

  • Nikola Kumburovic

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    Type needs to be far more "glued' to streetlights

    Posted on Sep 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Very good job, just the thing with the fonts, 3 differkkjij5jeetsezis tneis tne5r5444

  • Billie Bryan

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    Nooot Much!

    Posted on Aug 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Personally, I have to agree with most of the previous reviews: this design is really impressive, in its simplicity, its visuals and execution. It gets the message across clearly and in a creative way that kids will both understand and recall easily.

    Besides, I'm all for going green. Everybody should be.

    I also agree with changing "Think" to white, which I'm sure you've done by now but I also see that you've used the same little branch and leaves throughout the whole piece. I'm not sure if that's your original photography or not but it might be worth throwing in some imagery of alternate branches/leaves (of the same tree). Besides, it kind of throws off the lighting when you start using the same image at different angles. Otherwise, pretty awesome stuff! <3

  • Mike Madison

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    I wouldnt i think its perfect

    Posted on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    I think you did a awesome job with this! The only thing i would say about this design is that. The word "think" is yellow in the yellow light. I would either change it to white, or make the others red and green.

  • Serouj Baghdassarian

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    Think should be white

    Posted on Aug 28, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Very good looking and attractive colors. looks really smooth and pro. Concept is also creative. well done!

  • zeynep balci

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    perfect

    Posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    it's beautiful

  • Brian Caicco

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    nothing!

    Posted on Aug 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    well done! it's beautiful.

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:40 PM

      Thanks Brian, BTW i really like your work! I'm new, so eventually i will be posting more of my comments.

  • Stephanie Smith

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    Simplify "recycle" area

    Posted on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    I think overall this is a gorgeous, clever and clean design. I would agree with others, make "think" white.

    My only suggestion: I like how the top 2 branches are very simple and not busy. The branch behind "recycle" is much busier (more leaves off-shooting from it), giving that bottom part a bit of a cluttered feel to it. Maybe just taking out a couple of the leaves would fix that. I also agree with a previous person saying to have the branch bleed off the page.

    This is pretty minor though, I think this is just great. I would put it up if I was a teacher!

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    nothing

    Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    I just love this, the girl has talent :)

  • Wendy Covich

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    I'd like "think" to be white instead of yellow

    Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    I really, really like this poster. I think you did a great job with the concept and it really tells a compelling message visually. Nice work!

  • Chris Drummonds

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    First off, I think the poster is extremely appealing - the colors and composition are great. The only things that immediately grab my attention as minor negatives are:

    1) The strength of the shadows from the light cups seems to beg for a little shading on the top left. That big branch (and presumably tree) in the foreground would be casting a bit of a shadow on the traffic light, and a bit of shadow would also help to pop the bright green of the leaf from the similarly-toned yellow behind it.

    2) The compositing on the recycle logo is throwing me off a bit - everything has such consistent shading and implied depth that the recycle logo feels extra flat by comparison. I think I'd try adding a tiny bit of spherize-curvature to the logo and then adjust the transparency effects to allow more of the texture of the light bulb to be visible so that it felt like part of the background rather than a limbo element sandwiched in an impossible space.

    That said, it's very appealing and these are nitpickity.

    • Billie Bryan
      Billie Bryan commented:
      Posted: on Aug 27, 2009 at 9:29 AM

      I'd hesitate to try blending the Recycle logo (or even the text) with the traffic light. Agreed, it would appear more "real" but I think it would lose a lot of its punch and clarity.

  • David Fine

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    the yellow think

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    The design is great. It conveys the message with simplicity and force, while also appealing to its target audience. The only thing I would change is for the yellow "think" to be white like the rest of the colors.

  • Jas Fun

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    Recycle outside of the light!

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    The recycle symbol should go AROUND/outside of the Green light and help it stand out. This may convey that recycling is done "outside" of normal habitually processes. Also, it could blend more with the "outside" world (branch behind it) since this is what recycling impacts?

  • Kris Sauquillo

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    As I said, I don't see the point of having yellow on yellow. It kind of breaks the flow, at least for me. Overall the whole piece is great, especially for a poster. This will no doubt catch the attention of many people especially since they see stoplights everywhere.

  • Walter Adamson

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    Add more emotion than logic

    Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    I see the "school bus" association - that would not work here in Australia as we don't have those stylised school buses.

    Anyway my point is that it is a hard stop on hard logic. The trees soften it a little. I wonder if it needs a bit more emotion than the hard logic?

    I can't suggest how to do that, but that's my feeling in terms of the market segment to which you are appealing.

    Walter @g2m

  • Ananda Bandaru

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    Good one

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    I find no faults except what the above comments suggest. But overall its an original design that needs applause.

  • Tessa Cooper

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    Nothing

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    As long as it is placed somewhere where kids will immediately make the connection and can act on it it's great - i would actually put it on NON-recycling bins to stop kids throuwing away stuff that could be recycled. If it's on the recycling bins then you are preachin to the converted!

  • goldeni ganesh

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    just make little small the signal

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    just make little small the signal

  • Claudia Germeshausen

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    Wow!

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    I absolutely love the look and feel of this poster. Everyone has shared great feedback from a designer's perspective, and I'm not that detail oreiented, LOL. You did an awesome job, and love the concept, and the loose leaf background. Very creative and visually impactful.

  • PierPaolo Iagulli

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    THINK

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Nice idea and great impact. Talking about design: Why the THINK word is yellowish and the other 2 are white? Whay the recycle is in small letter and the other are in capital ones? I will consider it as an "error".

    Also i don't feel the font used merge so well with rest and the recicle symbol also. You used a photorealistic kind of design and putting like this vectorial elements on it can be annoying.

    • Adana Jimenez
      Adana Jimenez commented:
      Posted: on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

      I see your points.

      • Word "think" was supposed to be white, but instead of going with my first instinct, decided to go with yellow.

      • In regards to capital letters vs. lower-case letters, this should be conceder as an error ;-). With such deadlines, is really hard to think clearly at times.

      Thanks for the font use comment. Do you have a possible font that may have worked better?

  • Dan Ries

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    lose leafs

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Love the poster. Great use of a easily recognized icons, stop light (even for non-drivers) and loose leaf paper. Would like one for our office (since it would even work for us adults). Placement on/above non-recycle trash cans is a good thought. If I had to change one thing I might cut donw (or eliminate) the branches with leaves, especially the one at the bottom.

  • Jason Graham

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    Capitolize Recycle

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    Stop and Think are all caps but not recycle.

  • Felix Perez Lara

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    I would do the right leaves bigger...

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    Like it... it simple and proffesional at the same time. It accomplishes the purpose

  • Louis-Philippe Dea

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    Nothing

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Totally agree with everyone. Really love this work. It's great!

  • Jennifer Cliff

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    looks great

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    I really like this!

  • Travis Sinclair

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    the holes in the notebook paper background

    Posted on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    i like this one a lot. the only thing that sticks out (which is minor) is that he background in the notebook paper holes doesn't match the poster background. also if the paper edges were hard rather than faded, it would tend to frame the image and provide ' compositional repetition' of the rectangular shape in the poster....but i don;t really know how significant this would be.... maybe try it and see how it looks in comparison. it tends to be a shot in the dark for me! Xhuman

  • Thomas Slade

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    Nothing needs to be changed.

    Posted on Oct 01, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Its very cool. If I was in school I would stop think and recycle.

  • Mari

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    Paper

    Posted on Oct 02, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    I agree with Velociraptor. I think the paper should be crinkled paper. First I thought maybe have some erased drawings or text in it too but I think that would make it too busy.

    Consistency in type. Maybe blur the left branch to create depth (might even make it a little bigger at the same time is blurring it gives space for it).

    And I would love to have it in our office too! Really enjoy this design :)

  • Metin Ucar

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    Whoa!

    Posted on Oct 05, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Impressive work. As some fellows mentioned, I'd love to have it on my wall.

    I'll ask a small question: why is the text colour of "THINK" not white as others?

    • Luke Eaton
      Luke Eaton commented:
      Posted: on Oct 06, 2009 at 8:51 PM

      Very nice and clean. I love the look! My only suggestion would be to have the word think in white. Maybe you could make the words transparent and have them glow like they are lit up. Overall, very nice design!

  • Luke Eaton

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    Change "THINK" to white

    Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Very nice and clean. I love the look! My only suggestion would be to have the word think in white. Maybe you could make the words transparent and have them glow like they are lit up. Overall, very nice design!

  • Josh Star

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    Very clever

    Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    It has a clear purpose and it simply quite beautiful. I love the traffic lights idea. It blends in well with the main message conveyed by the poster. Great work!

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    N/A

    Posted on Oct 08, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Excellent. Achieved objective, professional, eye catching.

    • Swarat Ghosh
      Swarat Ghosh commented:
      Posted: on Oct 09, 2009 at 12:43 AM

      g8 work..only one small suggestion can your try with white on the background.

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    remove the leaves behind the green light

    Posted on Oct 09, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    great, clean, original design!

    the leaves behind the green light are distracting, though. as is the recycle symbol.

    you could put the recycle sign, perhaps using leaves, in the upper right hand corner or subtly embed the recycle symbol elsewhere on the page.

    powerful idea, though.

  • Martin Gaik

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    There is something wrong going on with the font

    Posted on Oct 11, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Idea is great and I think it hits the spot exactly, but from design point of view there is some imbalance with the fonts/text imposed on the lights. The yellow one (text) does not stand out enough and seems to be smaller than STOP.

    Keep the fonts/sizes consistent and it will be perfect.

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    Wouldnt Change a Thing

    Posted on Sep 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    I really like it, its original, visually pleasing, and eye catching.

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    not bad

    Posted on Sep 17, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Just i would change the red and yellow to black and write stop in red and think in yelllow

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    nothing to change, i guess.

    Posted on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:07 AM

    everything goes perfectly well with each other. i like your concept.

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    maybe "THINK" in white

    Posted on Sep 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    otherwise it is simple and straight to the point

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    Drop Shadows!!

    Posted on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    This is a great ad, simple, powerful, yet effective. BUT YOU GOT LAZY ON THE DROP SHADOWS!

    The shadows on the actual lights look good, but the text , you can tell you just right clicked > and applied shadow to the text layers.

  • Velociraptor

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    the lined paper, what's the message?

    Posted on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    It seems like an advertisement for a driving school honestly. more like stop, think, drive/learn/besafe. Very nice visuals though think seems a bit odd. too yellow since the other two are white.

    • Velociraptor
      Velociraptor commented:
      Posted: on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:16 PM

      oh shoot posted before I talked about the paper. ok so I know it's recycling but what about maybe a crinkled paper? like balled up in the background, or some more emphasis on throwing away rather than hey look paper.

    • Heriberto Rubalcava
      Posted: on Sep 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM

      Im digging the concept, not to sure about the execution 1. the paper for the bg looks good but looks odd with the traffic light. on top seems floating. Also it is very visually strong i don't think it needs the words stop think, recycle. Suggestion remove words leave hte lights along with the recycle logo. Looks good so far.

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    Make it lighter

    Posted on Sep 29, 2009 at 8:34 PM

    So one could use the poster as scrap paper before recycling it. Strengthens the message, I believe.

    Other than that, looks wonderful.

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    replace the green gradient bg with white

    Posted on Oct 09, 2009 at 12:46 AM

    replace the green gradient bg with white