Sticker design help
November 1, 2017 1:58 PM   Subscribe

I am ordering some stickers for packages of toffee I make every year and the design-decision-making part of my brain has overloaded. I am using Moo and have a basic design I like, but could use some opinions on the text (color, font, justification). Some choices.

More details if needed: I'm using the Triangulate design, and currently happy (I think??!?) with the Lobster text. But the right vs left justification is breaking my brain. If I had ultimate control I'd make the text a bit bigger, but I think this is about as big as I can make it within the Moo template. I don't want it to seem like the third line of text is an accident because it wouldn't fit. If I put "butter almond toffee" all on one line it is too small and there is too much white space. I'm open to other ideas if there's something I'm missing (probably). Thanks!
posted by LKWorking to Media & Arts (19 answers total)
I like the left aligned ones best, 4 and then 2.
posted by ellieBOA at 2:07 PM on November 1, 2017

I like the left-aligned text the best, 2 and 5. The others just look wonky.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:08 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

2 and 5 strike me as the best.

(Also, for stickers, sometimes Stickermule is cheaper, depending on specifics)
posted by furnace.heart at 2:09 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

I like #2 the best, with #4 as runner up.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:10 PM on November 1, 2017

The left aligned text balances the pattern best I think - I like #5.
posted by Edna Million at 2:11 PM on November 1, 2017

I liked 2 immediately, but I like the use of different fonts in 4, too. #5 is a close runner-up. So basically: What everyone else has more or less said.
posted by darksong at 2:13 PM on November 1, 2017

#2 is my favorite.
posted by emumimic at 2:14 PM on November 1, 2017

Another (strong) vote for #2
posted by lalex at 2:15 PM on November 1, 2017

posted by Everydayville at 2:18 PM on November 1, 2017

I like #2 as well!
posted by Champagne Supernova at 2:19 PM on November 1, 2017

4 by far. Love the color scheme for all, though!
posted by mochapickle at 2:28 PM on November 1, 2017

Another vote for #2

mmmmmm toffee.....
posted by vivzan at 2:28 PM on November 1, 2017

posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 2:49 PM on November 1, 2017

I'm feeling the love for #2. Thanks for your insight!
posted by LKWorking at 2:55 PM on November 1, 2017

Yep, 2 and 5 are the best.
posted by limeonaire at 4:50 PM on November 1, 2017

The dark-colored font is going to highlight the words people will focus on. They'll see the other words, but they'll focus on the darker words. So do you want to sell homemade toffee (1&2), butter-almond toffee (3&4), or almond toffee (5)?
posted by aniola at 5:41 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Since you seem uncertain about the Lobster font, I'll raise my hand and say that it's an awkward pairing with the geometric graphic. Looking at Moo's font options, I'd suggest Avant Garde Gothic or Sackers Gothic.
posted by D.Billy at 6:26 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

Option 4 in part because using those two fonts--with very different character-- makes the design much more professional. Having only two lines is much cleaner. Your two fonts deliver two different messages that both resonate for your product: oldy-timey and slick, in keeping with the modern triangles and colors.

The problem with Option 2 (and option 5 too) is that the three lines are almost, but not quite, left aligned and so it looks sloppy. The straight vertical side of the nearest triangle makes the mis-alignment even more obvious. It may be the font or the design software; Option 3 has a similar issue in that the centering is annoyingly imperfect.

Option 4 avoids these problems.
posted by carmicha at 7:37 PM on November 1, 2017

I'm a pro designer and #2 it is!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:02 PM on November 1, 2017

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