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      Lucid business cards

      Hey everyone. I need some Dreamviews business cards. Anyone interested in designing some?

      Somewhere near the top I would like it so say: "Are You Dreaming?"

      I would also like a little bit of text asking them to visit us at Dreamviews to find out.

      I would also like our url in the lower left corner.

      I've not come up with any concrete ideas for the graphics, but it should probably be blue and have the Dreamviews banner included somehow. Not too many colors though, probably just shades of blue since multicolors cost more to print up.

      I've not yet decided if I want to include my user name or not. Possibly if not, then I can have huge lots printed up to mail to members for local distribution.

      Or, I guess most of you live near a Kinko's. We could always put a handwritten message on the back of each before we leave it somewhere. Maybe "Hi, please come visit us, Seeker" or whoever.

      I'll try to find some sample patterns I like and place them here.

      Anyone interested?
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      Wow what a great idea. I like the idea of making the cards, that one maybe could download from this forum(editable so one can translate to ones countrys language) and send to the local print and lay them everywhere . I think there should be a little info hint to what is meant with "Are you dreaming" on the backside or something.

      This reminded me of this "fanatic christianity group, spread the word "comic strip" kind of little "flyers book"" i found in plenty numbers on a bus station i was on. The message was that if you didnt join this group you would so to say burn in hell. I didnt like that message at all so i threw them all in the garbage can. But to make a little "Are you dreaming?" booklet that shows the progression from not lucid, to lucid, and all the benefits of being lucid. But this would be a little bit more expensive.

      The word have to spread!

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      Whatif people start thinking that you're handing out business cards to this thing that they already view as occult, well, they might get the wrong idea. That's people for you

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      Well thats why we need to send out the correct message. Bring up the scientific side of Lucid Dreaming. As we all know here at the forum LD is as much ocult as buying food at the local shop. No "Magic bread there at the shelf! Raise thy self and see your glory! For you will live!! SamaNta Nok Los RambDZA!!!!" No hoku poku-ss just natural dreaming. Everyone dreams and have dreams in theyr lifes. Who does not want to live out one? So what if only one person get the right message. Lets at least give them the choise to turn Lucid Dreaming down if they dont like it.

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      Hey, I put two together quickly while I was sitting here;


      This one I did just off the bat, and it turned out ok, I don't know its feasability as a buisiness card but hey, worth a shot.


      This is the one I did second. I don't know about anyone else but I'd be stomping on people's colons to get to a computer to find out what it is.

      Mysterious and simple.
      These are the tears that I dream about...

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      I sort of like the idea of simplicity behind the second one Aphius showed....

      but are you sure you want to use "Are you dreaming?" it kinda seems too cliched. I can't think of anything better at the moment, but I'm sure we could come up with something more creative. I mean.. it may have some meaning to people like us, who are already interested in lucid dreaming... but I wonder how interested it would get someone who has no interest in dreaming to begin with.

      Though... I personally check out anything that has a link on it.. haha I'm always just too curious. Perhaps the simplicity will draw people like me

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      Here's an extension of Aphius's idea, but with a smaller font without antialiasing in slightly different position. Two ideas actually.

      Same no matter which way you flip it:


      Undisturbed question on front, undisturbed link on back:


      It sort of depends on whether or not you're going to do double sided printing, which will definately up the cost... but at the same time it is black and white so that will down the cost as well. You could always just go with the first example white "question + link" centered on black bg.. and leave the other side blank.

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      Bugger, I can't see Aphius's cards.

      Dylan PM'd me a nice bright and colorful idea for a card.

      I like the idea of having "Are you dreaming?" on one side and then turning it over and finding some simple artwork on the other side that has "Dreamviews" and our URL.

      Of course the blackand white ones are nice as well. Sometimes less really is more! Elegant and professional looking
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      or colored...


      Eh...

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      I'm no artist. Don't use these business cards. I just drew some prototype crap with alsorts of different catchy slogan things. If any of them (the catchy slogan things) appeal to you, feel free to use them on a much more fancier design thing. I paticulary like the "dreamviews.com" one with nothing else. Curiousity rules. Just an random idea, but instead of www.dreamviews.com, if we made, say, dreamviews.com/card, then it could have a sort of page like: "So you entered this url from one of those mysterous business cards. Congratulations. That's your first step towards lucid dreaming - being curious. lucid dreaming is lalalala."









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      Okay imageshack is being a bitch. I'll upload the rest later.
      EDIT: All uploaded.
      EDIT #2: Odd. There seems to be a duplicate business card there - in fact, it was supposed to be the inverse of the one above it - white on black instead of black on white. Whatever.
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      Hey I actually really like that idea Kaniaz. The card introduction page.

      Cheers,
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      Originally posted by Dylan
      Same no matter which way you flip it:


      Undisturbed question on front, undisturbed link on back:
      These are good, I like the first one. I was thinking and I did this one;



      It might have some significance to those who have experienced a lucid dream.
      These are the tears that I dream about...

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      I like that Aphius! There are lots of people that have experienced a lucid dream, but don't know what it is...That would probably serve as a pretty good attention grabber.

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      I like it quite a bit as well. But to be honest, I'm not sure about the gradiant though.
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      Heh cool idea aphius with the transforming text. What if we could print those out on this kind of "plastic paper" (dont know what its called) that changes when one look at it from a differnt angle. That would be live changing text. Expensive thouge

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      I played around with Aphius's idea...


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      I really like the ones with:

      Are You Dreaming
      Dreamviews.com

      With white background and fancy font on the front loog really good to me.
      How about adding a shrunken down form of our logo in blue and white in the upper left corner as well?
      I'm not sure about the scrambled letters, seems a ilttle dark and ominous/


      Maybe place this on the back:
      Please visit us and be sure to check out our forum.
      dreamviews.com/forum/index.php

      I really like where this is going. I think I might leave some of these around where someone from the local TV station or newspaper might find them 8)
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      Howbout having the website in a less fancy font... so that it's easier to read?

      To be honest, I don't know how the logo of the website will look on the card.... And since the header thing is being redesigned soon anyway, why put it on? I think continuity between designs or at least styles is nice.

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      Hey, I'm glad you like mine.

      Also, if you want I can take off the drop shadow on it so it looks more "crisp"/"professional"/"neat". I might edit this post and include one like that if you want.

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      How about a nice generic logo then, I'd like a splach of color somewhere on the card. Doesn't have to be much, maybe some clouds?
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      I like a mixture between dylans plain style and aphius mixture text. On one side, easy to read text on white background. On the other side, dream language on a black background. This could be a funny thing to have in our pockets to, and check once in a while.
      The simple style is also a bit mystical. Kind of a note sent right from "The Matrix"

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      I like the plain simple looking one, perhaps with a bright splash of colour somewhere for contrast
      I trust you art dudes though You seem to have things screwed down well
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      i like the first two aphius did, and the first two dylan did.

      aphius's first one probably is too impractical (too expensive to print)

      i really like the simplistic, minimalistic approach to aphius's 2nd one and dylan's first two...kind of enthralling in a way (i.e. creates a mystery-like atmosphere, enticing one to go to the site to see what it's all about).
      Each new day is a chance to turn it all around.

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      Agreed, but with white background.

      Black background just looks too dark and sinister to me.
      Wouldn't want anyone thinking we were satanic would we?
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      I wouldn't go so far as to call it satanic... black is used very often for lots of different designs, its considered "slick", "smooth", not so much "dark and evil". but then again, I guess it just depends on how you use it. I'm curious about just the white on its own though. Before, I figured it would work because it was opposite with the black on the other side... but if it's purely white with black text, doesn't it look too.... I dont know. maybe it's good, but I'm having trouble deciding for myself.

      Curious, are you going to get double sided printing?

      Dylan
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