Oscar P.

Oscar P.

Assistant to the Regional Manager Joined over 9 years ago

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  • Posted to Patreon Rebrands [Rectangle + Circle], in reply to Tim Silva , Jun 19, 2017

    Are we looking at the same brand? The previous Patreon brand identity had problems and was certainly not a 9 out of 10. If you look at it objectively, as a designer, you must recognize that there were some glaring issues. While this update might not be perfect, a lot of the problems are solved and it’s a step in the right direction.

    First of all, just look at the old logo. I mean, what’s going on with that ’e’?? It’s unbalanced. The foot of the ’a’ and the cross stroke of ’t’ are not distinct enough. The t/r/e blends together. It’s far from perfect.

    Old logo

    Secondly, the updated typography clearly improves readability. The new icons are also a lot more connected with the typography and overall brand identity.

    Old vs. new typography

    Comparing a young company like Patreon with corporations (or Christianity, lol) that has had decades to iterate and fill their brand with value feels pointless. They didn’t get it right the first time around either.



    If your take away is that this re-brand is bad, a critique of the actual work would be more interesting than a general ”the industry just thinks new is better”.

    Yes, the new identity might have some problems. It feels a bit bland. The kerning in the logo seems a bit off. But I think it solves more problems than it causes.

    2 points
  • Posted to Podcast suggestions, Jan 19, 2017

    These are my weekly listens at the moment:


    Because these pods gives a good rundown of what's been going on lately with interesting commentary:

    • Pod Save America
    • Keepin' it 1600
    • NPR Politics Podcast


    Because of the interesting stories and the great storytelling:

    • This American Life
    • Crimetown
    • Serial
    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Artem Troinoi Portfolio, Jul 25, 2016

    Your livejournal project page loaded 50mb of I don't know what before I closed it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Racemoji by Eli Schiff, in reply to Shaun Webberly , May 10, 2016

    We are more racist and discriminatory now than we've ever been, but now it's just against a different group.

    I assume you refer to white and/or privileged people as the "other group".

    more racist and discriminatory now than we've ever been


    7 points
  • Posted to InvisionApp is going to bring prototyping into Sketch, in reply to Scott Brown , Mar 14, 2016

    Keep it up, proud of you

    2 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Dottir Law, in reply to Jim Silverman , Feb 17, 2016

    They seem to work with clients in music, fashion and entertainment which might explain not so corporate design direction.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Backpacks, Jan 08, 2016

    Backpack by Bluelounge, $159


    I have this one but in black, I've used it pretty much every day for a year and it's holding up good.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Fol, Jan 07, 2016

    Looks nice, although it resembles heydays.no quite a bit.

    3 points
  • Posted to Folio 2.0 released - Team collaboration added, Nov 10, 2015

    Just tried it out for a bit, looks promising! I like that I can use the command line to track files and commit changes.

    Can't seem to find which formats are supported though?

    1 point
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