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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: Ryan Ford on February 04, 2006, 03:13:30 PM

Title: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Ryan Ford on February 04, 2006, 03:13:30 PM
I am really stepping up introducing parkour to the Uni of CO at Boulder this semester. One of the things I am doing is posting this flyer around campus. Basically this flyer is being used for 2 things:

1.) generate new interest and get people to meet us and try parkour.
2.) advertise our abilities to students in journalism, film studies, integrative physiology, art, and more, who are looking for unusual and creative ideas for class projects. We have already filmed a video action sequence with some broadcast news journalism students and gotten interest from a photography student who runs www.dailysnap.com. College people are always looking for cool projects like these so chances are pretty good that anyone who tries a flyer like this will have some success.

I will be posting these flyers around the rec center, appropriate academic buildings, and maybe more. I would recommend other college students do this at their school, and maybe even colleges you don't even go to. If anyone would like a similar flyer customized for a different school, i could probably do that.

oh yeah...heres a pic of the flyer:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/mrfordguy/pkflyer.jpg)

note: i know the wallspin pic isnt parkour. the pics are only there to catch people's attention. :P
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: ERI104 on February 04, 2006, 03:17:09 PM
excellent brocure!! If i didn't know what parkour was i'd definatly find out from that flyer!! good job it looks very professional in my opinion.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Ryan Ford on February 04, 2006, 03:46:55 PM
heh thanks. it looks professional because i rule....

..actually my mom is a desktop publisher/editor so she threw something together for me pretty fast and it turned out very good. All credit goes to her.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on February 04, 2006, 03:49:54 PM
NIce flyer, I may be intrested in that custom flyer thing, at least for my school, and maybe ACROSS NYC!! MWHAAHA, if i use them for school i would probally use it for Parkour club(i don't know why but that sounds cheesey to me) since i will try to start one in my school.

Great post, and i bet it will be ggreat for parkour in general (+1 karma) or maybee i should give it to your mom since she made it. lol
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Brian Belida on February 04, 2006, 04:46:24 PM
Cool man, way to represent! I hope you pull in some new interested people!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Rafe on February 04, 2006, 04:55:28 PM
Its very nice flyer though I very much dissagree with calling parkour the art of movement. It makes no sense and causes misunderstandings of the art, parkour is an art of movement but it clearly not an art that encompasses all possible movements. Le Arte Du Deplacement should not be translated as the art of movement, call it the art of displacement or an art of movement.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Ryan Ford on February 04, 2006, 06:08:03 PM
youre right. i was going for a very simplified description that would hopefully give the average "passer byer" a very basic idea of what parkour is like. people will be going past these flyers, usually on their way for something important, so its probably not a good idea to write anything in depth or complicated. but im open to suggestions/improvements.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Josh Klute on February 04, 2006, 07:20:10 PM
That is a pretty sweet flyer, if we can get a club going down here at our high school then it would be awesome if you (or your mom) could help us out with customizing that. Nice job ;)
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Asa Liebmann on February 04, 2006, 08:48:07 PM
Demon, you have solved a problem that has been nagging at me for a long time. I've always wanted to make flyers for Parkour, but from being in a band, I know that 9 of 10 hand-out flyers end up trash, or even worse, littering the environment that I respect, and that provides me with such wonderful opportunities for movement.

I've never though of the tear flyer, which can be posted on a bulletin board, and only interested people will take the contact information.

+Applaud, Demon.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Skipper on February 05, 2006, 12:52:24 AM
i made a very similar one. i had a much shorter message so people dont have to spend a lot of time reading it, but same principle. i just got approved for a pk club on campus. but nice demonzorz!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Asa Liebmann on February 05, 2006, 09:45:24 AM
Skipper, post yours please.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Skipper on February 05, 2006, 10:53:47 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/billyhughes/fLIER.jpg)
Short message, very vague, and short enough to catch an eye or two while people walk by it. (I also figured Id teach aspects of free-running for those interested. this is really just my scheme to get some people on campus to train with, lol)

EDIT: i also realize that parkour is not the art of movment, but it could be a movement art. again, for eye catching purposes.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Brian Belida on February 05, 2006, 11:12:05 AM
I just run around campus til I grab someones attention and they ask about it :p
I keed, I had made a flyer but don't have it anymore, your guys' are better though!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Rafe on February 05, 2006, 01:22:16 PM
I would just call it the an art of movement. Doesn't change the look of it to much but is much less misleading.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Skipper on February 05, 2006, 08:56:37 PM
I did call it the art of movement. whats misleading?

misleading to people who already know what parkour is? or to the people who see it and think "ohh parkour is the art of movement and that will be engraved in my mind forever"?

Sorry if i missed something, what should i change?
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Rafe on February 05, 2006, 09:55:00 PM
I wasn't replying to you Skipper I was replying to Demon. Your flyer is pretty straight forward, but like I have said before, the art of movement is a poor description of parkour. I think it is misleading. Calling it the art of movement implies that all movement is legitimately apart of the art no matter the intent or function which is simply not true of parkour.

I wouldn't use the art of movement or free running to describe parkour. Parkour is an art of movement its not they are of movement.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Skipper on February 05, 2006, 10:12:54 PM
Oh ok, gotcha.
Yeah i said it too, the art of movement isnt exactly correct. And i also said I decided to add free running to it because i wouldnt mind teaching some agile students aspects of the physical movements if they arent interested in learning about the mindset. Im not gonna hold it against an entire campus (nor anyone i meet) that they want to do free running instead of parkour. Either way, I will teach them the differences when they decide to show up  ;)

thanks!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Rafe on February 05, 2006, 10:29:48 PM
Yeah for sure, I have no problems jamming with people who are just interested in moving too. Free runners, trickers, builderers its all good as long as people are respectfull good people.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Cliff Boz on February 06, 2006, 07:16:04 AM
That's cool to know I'm not the only one doing this. Here's my contribution. :D
This is the 1st in a series of flyers. The first set of which is to just get people to see the word "Parkour" first off. Perhaps generate some questions to that email acct. Next our weekly jam times and places are going to be advertised, hopefully to get a few ppl just out there. Wish the "campaign" luck!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/ohfomehxr/parkourflyer_Layout1-10-6.png)

(hope the image isn't too big for anyone)
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Brian Belida on February 06, 2006, 07:50:57 AM
Awesome attention grabbing flyer, ohfomehxr!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer
Post by: Ryan Ford on February 06, 2006, 11:14:06 AM
Here is the new version:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/mrfordguy/pkflyer.jpg)
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Skipper on February 06, 2006, 11:40:01 AM
"Local CU practioners"

Hope you didnt print off too many  ;) otherwise looks good demon!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Ryan Ford on February 06, 2006, 11:53:35 AM
haha nice catch skip, thanks.

edit: just got it fixed on my computer.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Rafe on February 06, 2006, 01:19:23 PM
Looks great demon.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on February 07, 2006, 08:40:11 PM
We actually just had some flyer contestest here on our site...although some of them have blaten misspelling and grammer mistakes.

Before I get FLAMMED.  There are things on here that are trying to get peoples attention so we did use some techniques that have nothing to do with actual parkour.  We even stole the most basic parkour gif.  Could you guys tell me which one looks the best.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/angrymonkey/event_259422.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/angrymonkey/event_255190.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/angrymonkey/event_286937.jpg)
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Skipper on February 07, 2006, 08:56:43 PM
Well, they all look kinda busy, I guess the second one looks the best though.

Theres also a difference between dumbing down the definition and turning it into something bad. I know you put those phrases like "skateboarding meets gymnastics" and "wanna learn all those jackie chan moves" to attract attention, but thats the type of thing that actually stick in people's heads and gives them their very first impression of parkour. Also, you didnt even mention free running, but did nothing but describe it. I see one phrase that will be good describe parkour, but the rest is all that stuff that will place parkour in that stereotype that we have been trying soooooo damn hard to get away from.

Again, i know this is to attract people, but its incorrect information and false advertising, let alone its potentially harmful to parkour itself. Sorry to criticize, but we try and try to condition everyone to use toned down definitions instead of comming up with the first thing they think of like comparisons to skateboarding.

I could post a flier of a naked women and say come to my tea party.... there will be 2 outcomes if i just wanted to have a get together to drink tea. 1)they will get mad when they find out there are no naked girls, and 2) The quality of people will that show up will be directly proportionate to the message sent on the flier... they will be scum. likewise, itll be nothing but skaters and risk takers showing up for your group and itll be nothing but injuries and securing a bad reputation for parkour in the area.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Cliff Boz on February 08, 2006, 06:09:54 AM
Hey, MLW:

I"m going to cast my vote for the 3rd flyer, but not as-is. The 1st or top two are just WAY too busy and don't look professional. They remind me of old high school zines. hehe

The 3rd could use work, though.

I am confused as to what I (the viewer) need to be looking at in it. This is in part b/c the contrast of the black on white of the top and bottom silhouettes is fighting neck-and-neck with the amount of information that is in the central picture. It's like, I WANT to look at the middle picture mainly, but a) other elements vie for my attn too much, and b) the picture itself could use some work, as well. Like, if that giant black mass of a tree on the left side of the image was just GONE, that would probably go a long way towards improving the design here. That tree, the guy in the picture, and the elements on the top and bottom are all like on the same level, visually. You don't want ppl thinking Parkour is all a/b a big ass tree do you? hehe. Also, why did that guy's feet get cropped in the pic? Isn't that like one of the coolest parts of the picture: his feet sky-bound?

Overall, think a/b what the visual heirarchy is. What do you want the viewer to see first, 2nd, 3rd, etc?

Why do the legs of the top silhouette extend below the black band but the arm of the bottom silhouette not go above that black band?

Perhaps more information concerning what Parkour is could be added, too? Like I'm one to talk, in that all the flyer I put up says is "What is Parkour?", BUT that's with the intention to get the viewer to repeat that in their head and ideally it would suggest to them to find out a little more. On yours, perhaps a really cool, sleek one-sentence quote or description of Parkour or a basic tenet or something.... Otherwise I'm afraid that a viewer would see that and not know how it applies to them. Oh, also maybe a simpler URL or contact? Who is going to write all that down or remember it when they see if out in public?

I like the simplicity of this one. I am always one for clean, strong design. I think that what you have in that one is a good start, too. A little more work could make it a bit more effective, is all.

Hope this helps you, man!
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on February 08, 2006, 09:37:54 AM
Yea..I knew this was coming but oh well.  I personaly did not make these.  It was just some in the clan that doesnt show up very often.  I actually dont like the 3rd one but the other two...cluttered as they are is kinda what I wanted to represent.  It is CRAZY and in your face.  I personly think that when they see the flyer they are going to be like...WHAT THE HECK?  What are all these pictures...and then stop and look for a bit to figure it out.  I guess the argument could be said that if its to cluttered they are just going to be confused and move on.

I personally like the top one the most because it is cluttered but not too cluttered.  I have used these phrases many times to attract people to parkour.  I used phrases that best fit their lifestyle, weather I am recruiting a skateboarder or a martial arts guy.  We have meeting within our group almost every jam when we sit down and talk about parkour/dicipline/art.  We never leave these people with a sense of not know exactly what it is.  I have even almost scared some people off with the true explination of parkour.  You start going off on this philosophy and people they have never heard of and then they are just like "that seems to complicated."

So in conclusion anyone who takes the extra step to ripping off a little taggy thing gets the ear full.  Man it doesnt matter what I do...I always get flammed for some of the same stuff other people pulled here in the forums and they dont get flamed...I guess there is a move to strike on me. LOL
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Cliff Boz on February 08, 2006, 11:03:06 AM
MLW:

I wasn't trying to flame you at all, man, just for the record. :) Since you didn't design those flyers, pass on my input to the guy who did, I suppose. Or touch them up yourself, I dunno.

I would definitely say that the 1st 2 are not "in your face" at all. They really are just jumbled messes, man. I'm not trying to be a jerkface or to flame, I mean it. I just can't see either of the 1st two representing your group or Parkour well. As that I see everyone involved in Parkour as a sort of family of mine, I want to look after you guys n gals. Helping to ensure that your group isn't portrayed poorly through shoddy design is something I can contribute to.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Skipper on February 08, 2006, 11:13:27 AM
Matthew, youre not getting flamed for stuff that other people do and not get flamed for. If anyone were to come on here and say that parkour is skateboarding meets gymnastics, we will assume he is new and tell him otherwise. You however have been here for a long time and should know better. Even though you may not have made these yourself, if you care about parkour AT ALL, you would have told the people on your site to try and spruce up the message to where its not harmful to pk.

Every time you come out with something contraversial, you try and pass it off as people just attacking you and claim that other people do the same with not punishment. the truth is, the only other people who do this are new people, who deserve some slack. Please please please, show me that youve learned something. I commented on the designs but i will not advise those messages in the fliers. Please ask the creator to change it.

thanks
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on February 09, 2006, 10:32:21 AM
k thanks guys.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on February 15, 2006, 12:37:50 PM
oh man guys...my computer crashed...my bad...DUDE.  I so was doing this as a joke.  I was going to come tell you guys...thus the like 10 days later telling you guys it was a joke.  this makes me look like  a frekin idiot.  LOL oh well.  Uh..April Fools??

Those are the worst flyers ever.  Although the third one was real...I still didnt make that one though.
Title: Re: College Parkour Flyer (new version)
Post by: Muhammad on August 30, 2007, 11:46:47 PM
If you have started a PK club or would like to, please visit this thread: http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,5833.0/