"There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."
This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.
there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.
Dang you Broach, I had decided to ignore your 10K given your long held disdain for post parties including your own previous ones.
10K is indeed a bunch of posts, 10,000 things you thought important enough to share with the rest of us. I'm pretty sure I've read most of them, some were weird some were angry some were snarky and a hell of a lot were very helpful. I appreciate them all, the GDF wouldn't be the same without you.
A whole bunch of those posts were funny as well which is demonstrated by the following collection that your fellow forum members thought were "quote worthy"
Just once I'd love to design a full page ad where the company logo is 95% of the page, and squeezed in somewhere, 8 pt. courier, probably bottom right:
"This is a test of the Emergency Graphic Design System. The marketers of this product, in voluntary cooperation with the Federal, State and local authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of an actual graphic design emergency. If this had been an actual graphic design solution, with proper attention made to balance, readability, compelling concept, copy, execution-- the total kneejerk solution you see here would have been replaced with actual design, creativity and recognition that our readers are not complete morons. This concludes this test of the Emergency Graphic Design System. Thank you.
My son and I were trying to get my programmer younger brother to consider writing something we came up with call 'Wii Fatt'.
It would be a package of challenging mini-games built around achieving excellence at avoiding physical exertion and alternately, training to increase one's capacity for junk food consumption.
We plan to include special proprietary Wii-Fatt controller enhancement hardware to make the games more enjoyable (and help justify our outrageous profits). Essentially, it's a block of wood with a velcro patch on it. And a piece of opposite tape for the controller itself. Our plan is that you don't want to move the actual controller, just push the buttons.
We've got a tentative list of mini-game ideas for this that we're somewhat actively discussing but we could always use (aka steal) more.
I sometimes wonder if Noah was doing his thing today, could he cut some corners with the contractors on dimensions-- I mean, given the extinction rate of species since biblical times. (Don't you wish he left out the blackflies--and maybe lap dogs?)
Originally posted by Broacher
I had a bull mastif give me her phone number once (what a bitch!).
And then there was the time I was invited to ride my wife's friend's donkey. Nice lady--not too bright, but lovely person and the donkey? Incredibly smart, and a real joy to ride.
See, she may have not have had a lot on top, but my...
what an ass.
Originally posted by Broacher
Heck, I thought we were talking about the design of girls, which, if I can go on record here-- I personally consider to be one of the best designs ever. Proof?
Picture your 'average' girl standing in front of you, wearing nothing but socks. Okay?
Now imagine an 'average' guy doing the same thing.
Now purely from a design perspective, which one makes you want to snort out loud with the goofiness of their appearance?
Well, [sigh] I suppose.... we could tell... I mean, if we get a promise to keep it a secret. Top secret.
We like people to believe that great design comes from years, nay -- decades of dedicated, and focused work in the field, and a constant commitment to the finer principals of this ancient profession.
The truth though...... it's a lot of sex. Yeah. There I've said it.
You see, real 'brilliant' creative juices can only flow from, well... you get the picture.
So... yeah, we've all learned to adapt to this requirement in order to maintain our high design standards. And everyone's a little different. Some prefer to contract out, others get it delivered on site. Some of us just learn to balance our lives around this demanding regime.
Oh, and not just 'regular' either. It turns out that the quality of the design is directly related to the quality of...
And sure, if you can afford the supermodel service plan...
Bit... well, I've said enough as it is. And there's... um, something under the desk I need to... work on, right now. (Sheez, I sure hope I don't get in any trouble over letting this one out of the bag.)
There are two types of people in the world.
Those who finish what they started and so on.
Originally posted by Broacher
A jumper cable walks into a bar. The barman says "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
A sandwich walks into a bar. The barman says, "Sorry we don't serve food in here."
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says : "A beer please, and one for the road."
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, "I've lost my electron." The other says, "Are you sure?" The first replies, "Yes, I'm positive..."
A TIFF and a JPEG walk into this bar. "Sorry," says the bartender, glancing down at the JPEG, "You can stay but your dog's gotta go--bar rules: no dogs allowed." The TIFF pauses, sighs, and reluctantly points to the door,"Sorry to do this pal but, Lossy, go home!"
A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this, some kind of joke?"
For me the best way to learn most things is to just jump right in and start wrestling with it. When I can't figure something out, I'll look it up. It's not the case with everyone, but for me the frustration...
The resume is well-done and creative, but it instantly pigeon-holes you as someone whose tastes run toward comic book art. This is great if you're looking for employment at a place looking for that kind...
The ''Goals'' you use are really stale. You are a designer. Of course you are seeking a position where you can use your skills. Otherwise you wouldn't be sending your resume. Instead of stating the obvious,...
You certainly do not have to upgrade to the latest and greatest piece of software to keep up with the printers. We have to buy every single damned bleeding edge upgrade to keep up with designers who insist...