Sunday, March 29, 2015

odd Saturday fact

I have not spoken to anyone today. I did not utter a single word.

I laughed at some things. I laughed at this.

Wait. I asked the clerk at Waterloo to check my bag, and the lady at Goodwill asked me how I was doing.
And I said “hi pup” to some dogs on the bike trail.

Posted by David Rhoden on 03/29 at 01:01 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015

a funny book I drew

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Posted by David Rhoden on 03/28 at 02:45 AM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

weekly status meeting ran long

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Posted by David Rhoden on 03/25 at 12:20 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015

hierarchy of information

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This book cover was pretty appealing at first glance; I liked the big hotpink letters. But the more I looked at it the more it bugged me. It’s ok to break design rules sometimes (a lot of the time), but this just makes it confusing.

The book is called Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love, and the author is Clancy Martin. I know that because I ordered it from Amazon, and I’m a fan of his work.

Now, if you were just moving through the bookstore and read the subtitle first, as I think this design encourages you to do, it looks like it might be called An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love, Clancy Martin, and Lies It’s hard to know where “Love” fits in. We’re used to this 4-square arrangement of the word from the iconic Robert Indiana stamp and sculpture; is it being used as decoration here? Why is everything overlapping?

I don’t think more typefaces would have solved anything. But the switch in hierarchies implied by the use of black for the subtitle, author’s name, and part of the title, and then part of the title in pink is confusing. I think I would at least have made “and Lies” the same color as the rest of the title. I guess I should give it a shot before I go telling the book designer what to do.

It’s a very odd book. I read about half of it yesterday. I’ll give you a review when I’m done.

Posted by David Rhoden on 03/23 at 03:18 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

just, you know, today

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Posted by David Rhoden on 03/17 at 01:48 PM
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