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expressivemedia says

Hello I attempted a 6 page coffee house Brochure which was rejected today and I was hoping for some great advice on how I could improve my brochure.

Here are the reviewer comments:

This File Did Not Meet Our Criteria We would like to thank you for your submission but are, unfortunately, unable to approve it at this time as it does not meet our current quality requirements. Please continue reading as we’ve explained why we’ve declined your submission.

Here is a preview image of my Coffee House Brochure:

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Thank you in advance to any respondents.

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expressivemedia says

Hi there xstortionist, Here is the exact email i received when my item got rejected. I also thank you for your advice regarding the font, I agree and disagree, there is always ways to improve an item, yet i felt a very strong connection with this font and the feel of the Brochure. The font invokes class and elegance, in which the coffee of the coffee house represents too, this was the message i was trying to portray, Thus i used this font. But if this was not my intention, i agree the font could be massively improved depending on the message your trying to give.

Thank you xstortionist.

We’re sorry, your item The Coffee house Brochure has not been approved for sale on GraphicRiver. This is the reason given by our item inspector:

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expressivemedia says
xstortionist said
I just think you can find another font that gives an elegant feel, yet is easier to read and more pleasing to the eyes.

ok thats definitly an option i will look into, thank you xstortionist, could this be the only reason for rejection?

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

Take a look at these:

I know I’ve posted blackboard menus as well, however note the simple font choices and easy, simple layouts.

A Brochure template is supposed to be simple and easy to glance your eye over, even look at my simple magazines :)

I’d suggest losing the big curly font and finding a more clean cut and crisp replacement.

Secondly, I would not put text over images. Create your text around strategically placed images.

Lastly, have you ever been in a coffee shop and been given a 6 page menu? I think you could reduce this to a bi-fold or tri-fold menu.

Very good start though, I wouldn’t give up.

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expressivemedia says

Thanks quickandeasy for your informative beneficial reply. I will be re looking at the current font choice i really like the simplicity of your 1st image, I think that portrays more stylish cafe than my choice. These images have really helped physically point out differences i couldn’t see before, So thank you to you and xstortionist who also spotted my flaw.

I agree with the 6 page brochure in a coffee shop but again i was aiming at high end coffee shops where i have been into and seen 6 page and more brochure, but for your everyday coffee house this would not suit.

I may reduce the size to open my options, i will think this one over, but thank you to you both for your guidance and support.

Kind regards.

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

You’re welcome.

In regards to the six page idea, maybe include multiple layout options rather than separate pages altogether…?

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expressivemedia says
quickandeasy said
You’re welcome. In regards to the six page idea, maybe include multiple layout options rather than separate pages altogether…?

Love it! What a fab idea! This will be on the list for redesign! :) Your always a great help QuickandEasy.

Thank you

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