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Hey haunters,

So I started working on my flier and general advertising concept for 2009, I wanted to share it with you so I could get your opinions on it. First I will include last yrs so we can kind of compare.







Here is 2009's:

 

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I like it. The 2009 resembles looking over a hill with something unknown beyond. Another small twist might be to add the top of a steeple peeking into view, indicating buildings or mausoleums beyond, out of view.

What program did you use?
 

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Very nice! I like the sole tombstone, keeps it simple and clean. But the name of your haunt tends to get lost.
 

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Nice Job, very professional looking:)
 

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Great job, Empty.
I actually like the first one a little more...It kinda reminds me of the advertisements for the old Hammer horror movies of the sixties and seventies..Some of them used a similar sort of background.
 

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Maybe it's just me & my obsession with grammer but I would put 30th & 31st vs. 30-31. The dash makes me assume a range of dates (which is at least 3). Up to you though. But the layout is great. Very eye catching.
 

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Maybe it's just me & my obsession with grammer but I would put 30th & 31st vs. 30-31. The dash makes me assume a range of dates (which is at least 3). Up to you though. But the layout is great. Very eye catching.
Me too. I would show up on 30 and a 1/2 and be like where's the haunt? :) Great flyer!
 

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GREAT WORK! I wouldn't change a thing. Out of curiosity how are these flyers distributed and why? They must create quite a buzz.
Good luck
myra mains
 

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GREAT WORK! I wouldn't change a thing. Out of curiosity how are these flyers distributed and why? They must create quite a buzz.
Good luck
myra mains
Well, last yrs flier was just web-based, I used it on sites like Myspace and Facebook. But this yr we are going to try to post them around town. We have a nice size town with some great trick or treating, but the location of my haunt is on a dead end street with no street lights, so no one comes down here.

We had like 40 tots last year, which is up from 2 tots the yr before. So we want to see if putting up posters helps.

I currently use my parents yard, if putting up posters doesn't draw tots then I may have to rethink location.

I think I will be changing the "30th-31st" Thanks for the input guys!
 

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Your approach sounds interesting and your location sounds ideal being a dead end street and dark, as long as neighboring streets are hopping you should be alright. There's nothing quite like the enjoyment of sharing your passion and hobby with others, the more that get to enjoy it the better.

If you could shed some light on how to create a haunt web site and approach to creating artwork I would appreciate it. I comsider myself artistic but am a bit computer illiterate.
 

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Well my web site is not what I want some day, but it works for now. I know what I'd like to do, and in some ways how to, but a web site cost money, so it will wait.

What I did was go to wordpress and create a blog, they give you all the information to set it up and how to use it. They also give free templates, plus other people on the web have created template you can use. So I just picked one and then created my own header for it, and simple as that.

I create most my artwork in illustrator cause it is scalable and never pixelated unlike photoshop, but some stuff like what I did for Ruggerz, needs to be done in photoshop.

Really any design program is just diving into it. I did go to school for it and its what I do professionally, but I have so much more to learn.

I use tutorials, there are so many out there and you can learn some cool stuff, if you have something specific you need help with, I am more then glad to be of assistance.

It's my halloween mob theory, i scratch your back and you take out the guy whose decorations are better then mine!
 

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So I liked my poster that I showed, but it's not cost effective to print out and post on telephone poles and what not, so I created this version to put out there and hopefully catch some attention.

 
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