Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Take two.

Simplifying pictures, it turns out, is not as simple as it would have us believe.  Which parts to leave out, which parts to add more to.  Let's see how little old me got on, shall we?

First of all, here is my original idea for 'Socially Significant'.  There was a food and drink festival in my town and I was part of a small contingent who were asked to re-create this logo on the beach in 2 metre-tall letters.  A photograph was taken and the logo was incorporated into the banner for the festival.  I went to the festival with my brother because we got given VIP passes to the event.  It was average at best.



Quite a big change.  I cut out a lot of noise and went from three messy, nondescript panels to two more noticeable sections.  A picture of me and the logo --->  A picture of the picture of the logo on the banner.  It makes perfect sense...

Bonus picture of the logo itself:

My second one was not really in need of changing, I thought.  It was simple enough.  Being a geek, I asked someone to teach me how to do a Rubik's cube for my 21st.

"Dan," I hear you say, "how do fight off the waves upon waves of girls who are so eager to know someone with such a skill?"

Fortunately, 'Impressive Outcome' doesn't necessarily have to also be 'Socially Significant", so I dodged a bullet there.

I digress.

I was seeing how fast I could do it and one minute and eighteen seconds was my best time.

Thank you.  Thank you.  I'm here 'til May.

And finally, my first piece.  'Positive Consumer Experience'.

Basically, a Moleskine sketchbook was cheaper than I thought it was.



If you've never had a Moleskine, get one now.  Right now.


A few  more things to note:

Go and see District 9.  It's everything you can want in a film.

Go and see Inglourious Basterds.  QT is always brilliant.  Go for the guns and the blood, stay for the acting and the script.

That is all.

1 comment:

  1. Good! Nice food&drink logo. If you had to re-do the logo it might be good to consider the words wrapped around into a circular badge or something. Also remember my personal rule (which you followed) don't start a word with a substitution of image for letter. On the rubic's cube you could just show the solved one and the time stamp. On the moleskin book: look for how to show it with just solid shapes instead of lines.