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  • wow, looks like I could have saved $$

    wow, all that college money, and now to find out I didn't even have to be creative to be a graphic designer:

    http://www.changingcourse.com/make-m...c-designer.htm
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    Well, they're targeting direct mail work.

    If I learned anything during my corporate marketing days, it’s that most designers think of themselves as graphic “artists” first and marketers second. Being creative types, most designers are concerned with one thing – how the piece looks. Many never consider whether the design will help or hinder the sales process. One of the designers on staff came up with a brochure filled with text that was not only light gray but a barely readable 9 point type size. “But it’s so hard to read,” I said. “Yes,” she cooed, “but doesn’t it LOOK fabulous?!”
    That article makes me angry. It's saying that graphic designers don't care about communication and only about how pretty a piece is. Not true. Any good design course will place emphasise on communication not on "prettiness".
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" – Winnie the Pooh

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    • #3
      sigh
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      • #4
        reminds me of "the product that will get the thread removed if brought up".
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        • #5
          Originally posted by carter the artist
          reminds me of "the product that will get the thread removed if brought up".
          This noob's gotta know!
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          • #6
            i'd like to send her a pointed message in a starburst.
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            • #7
              I can't, in fact there was a thread I was in yesterday and the programmer was there and he got booted and the thread dissappeared before my eyes... but if you want, I can PM you the name.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by carter the artist
                reminds me of "the product that will get the thread removed if brought up".
                I'm clueless too.

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                • #9
                  it starts with Logo and ends with a creator.....
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                  • #10
                    That thing almost word for word has been floating around the net for years now. I think it comes in a package of ""crappy stuff to sell from your website to become a zillionaire".

                    I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by carter the artist
                      it starts with Logo and ends with a creator.....
                      Hewligan walks in wearing a black suit, puts on his sunglasses, and holds up his neuralizer.

                      >Bright flash of light<

                      "You were all having a conversation about the relative merits of Gill Sans vs Futura."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by carter the artist
                        but if you want, I can PM you the name.
                        Please do.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hewligan
                          Hewligan walks in wearing a black suit, puts on his sunglasses, and holds up his neuralizer.

                          >Bright flash of light<

                          "You were all having a conversation about the relative merits of Gill Sans vs Futura."

                          ha! I've never been able to look at Gill Sans the same way since I read his biography.

                          http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=23369
                          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by morea
                            ha! I've never been able to look at Gill Sans the same way since I read his biography.

                            http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=23369
                            Damn, I forgot that Gill Sans is the CNSFW font...

                            Hewligan holds up neuralizer again.

                            >Bright flash of light<

                            "You were having a conversation about the relative merits of Avenir vs Futura."

                            (Hope neither Frutiger nor Renner got up to anything too dodgy...)

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                            • #15
                              I used to think Gill Sans was the bomb, but now I prefer Futura. Gonna bash Futura for a bit longer until I find another font to obsess with.

                              Eric's Bio didn't worry me so much. A fonts a font right?
                              It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" – Winnie the Pooh

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