This vintage flyer design look for Lent is an easy one for beginners to achieve. You can even lay out this design using Microsoft Word, or any other flyer design program of your choice. You can find a couple suggestions for free programs here. The background design is a downloadable freebie I'm providing for you here. Really, this flyer design can be used for a number of purposes. It could work well for a party, an open house, a concert, or a movie event. I just think it is especially well suited to Lent related announcements.
1. The Background
Download the background file I have already created for you. Click on the background image below, then right click on the dropbox image and "save as" to your computer. The background is sized to fit a 300 dpi letter sized page. It already incorporates a 1" margin, so stretch the image to fit your entire letter sized page.
2. The Fonts
The two fonts used on the sample flyer are Gentium and Alex Brush. Gentium may already by installed on your computer. If not, Font Squirrel will help you out. Alex Brush is also available at Font Squirrel. The word "Worship" on the sample flyer uses the Alex Brush font, the rest is Gentium. For tips on downloading and installing fonts, plus additional typography suggestions, read here. Be sure to size your main message to be quite large, so that it can be seen from a distance. All of the fonts on this sample flyer are set to a white fill color, to create a strong contrast with the dark purple background.
3. Put Your Flyer Together
If you've been keeping up on your flyer design basics here on Corissa Nelson Art, then you are all set to roll. If not, take some quick lessons in previous Basic Flyer Design articles. For tips on actually laying out your flyer, you can refer to Basic Flyer Design: Implementing Your Concept. For the conceptual idea of simplicity in flyer design, along with a couple of nice examples, read Basic Flyer Design: First, Keep it Simple. This layout is a simple background image, with text boxes over the front, using only two fonts. Always keep it simple.
To create a similar background yourself using the Adobe Creative Suite, you can download the vintage vector ornaments from Vectorian.net. The texture is created with grunge brushes from digital revolutions.
Would you like to use my design services for a unique design for a flyer or for a logo design? Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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