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Cafe Emporio III by MartinStranka Cafe Emporio III by MartinStranka [link]

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First of all I must say I find this piece to be exceptional. Very creative and original, a concept that clearly pops out and is helped by a minimalistic perfect execution.

It's very clear and very easy to understand, and this is its first perfection.

As great things of this design can be easily seen, I'll do my best to point out the things that, in my humble opinion, can be corrected, although what I'm seeing is a small jpg version and I may be confused by its size at some points.

First of all, I suppouse (because I can't clearly see it) that the words "ON" and "OFF" are made out of cofee beans. And I'm not sure (for the size), but in the first F of the word"OFF" there is a part that fades and it seems an error on masking. But, as I said, I might be wrong due the size.

On the other side, I think the terms should be put upside down. The word "ON" is mainly understood as possitive, but its placed on the bottom of the piece, with is considered to be the "negative" part. It is also on the darkest part of the background. Although it is true that some machines have the "ON/OFF" positions ordered this way, I think in a piece where the message "coffee makes you be in the ON position" is intended to be read as possitive, should be inverted, in a way that "ON" can be unconsciously undestood as "positive": on top and over lighter background.

I hope you find this critique useful :)
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ItzChandan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use this as my profile pic in will go to you
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes, you can :)
ItzChandan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sokolovplovdiv Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MayMercy Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I think someone has stolen your idea :-?…
MartinStranka Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your message, It happens :) Thats internet.
Relihanart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Great idea and great picture. Love it's simplicity and it makes you smile :)
ArtDivilArosed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Hello, Can I have your permission to use this image on coasters I'm making? Please message me back with a response.
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
HEllo, unfortunately not, it was made for commercial purposes. I am so sorry. Martin
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