I think Cutler is coming around!
To some degree you have to understand me. I can be straight up, heartfelt, mean what I say, etc. Which are aspects of this thing, the changing Cuba, Capitalism coopting things, graying boomer, etc.. There are many reads, like a mirror, you see a reflection, or you look past it.
But I can also be a deviant. And to just imagine the illustration/design intelligentsia, of which there are some out there folks, open their mailbox, and get THIS thing. I mean it's priceless. I have other illustrator friends that did covers for their stories and bent over backwards to do the most original thing ever. I would have loved to have seen some esoteric design and illustration world faces when they got this. I couldn't see them, so I looked for chat rooms or "forums" instead. And I grew to like you!
For the record, my work was on their cover in 2004 Illustration Annual as well, something they chose out of the many submissions, just a very pretty piece of art. So I just wanted to have some "communicative playfulness" with this one instead.
One thing's for sure, if it caused this much discussion anywhere else, even accumulatively, it did as much as you could ask of an image.
more esoterica: once the author has supplied a textual elaboration the cliché rich droppings stops smelling (i.e., stop doing their work)
Am I losing the cowboy? I can't tell! Hrant? er
I resent that. I'm the one from Phoenix!
>I mean, really, for me to get utter cliche crap on the cover of Communication Arts has to be a some brilliant sort of coup, don’t you think?
>It’s right up there with Castro. :)
"HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE!"
>"Does this horse have 9 lives?: )"
What does it take to get on that damn "HOTTEST" list anyways?
The "What are you listening to" thread is hot on our trails folks. Come on, let's get it to 300 :) Show'em what you got. Post the name of your cat, delicious recipe, whatever! Anybody got a good chili recipe out there? I mean, that's a good 40 extra posts.
Or maybe we could stop, but can-we-contain-ourselves?!!!! :)
"What does it take to get on that damn “HOTTEST” list anyways?"
This thread was already on that list. After being on it a few days, threads are removed from it to give other threads a chance. Otherwise, only old threads would be there. Besides, this one has kind of run its course and is beginning to repeat itself. Just think of it as having gone into syndication but off the major networks :-)
I was just messing there, you're always the voice of reason and clarity around here anyways. It's been great getting to know you, in a digital way. Great logo there by the way, and love the thing you did with the i-pod too.
Yes, this is going in circles, I look forward to joining some of the other type talk at some point. Difficult though, always a little intimidated by the real type pros. Hrant, Cutler, and Sorkin will swiftly cut me down to size in one of those threads.
For your info, Edel, I am not a type designer and don't want to be. I came here to research the smallest component of what I use in my designs, the glyph.
That's how I started anyway…
My main passion is music, design is my career.
I was trying to imagine how this would look with a rainbow wig like that guy in the end-zone. I didn't know how to do that in a two color gif.
Better watch that first step fontplayer - it's a long way to the bottom… :)
Thanks! I'll link over to the Southern Baptist Convention, should get us over the 500 mark!
Why stop there? ; )
I thought I was controversial! you're nuts! I'm getting out of here, good luck man. er
Your kerning is appalling. :)
Edit - much better job at kerning but I don't know about that pink…
So, that was over the top? (darn!)
"I thought I was controversial! you’re nuts! I’m getting out of here, good luck man. "
By this I meant the kerning too! We are on Typophile, they're watching.
No, keep the homophobic AND make it pink — Now, there's a "concept"! Not so easy is it? ;) I'm still getting out, you're screwed either way. er
Making good "utter cliche crap" takes years and years of study! stick to making the good stuff. er
I’m still getting out, you’re screwed either way
I've been known to be controversial, but this was just meant as a joke. But some people are still probably sensitive about my previous indescretions, so I'm going with delirious.
fontplayer, a tool of the man. :)
Dennis, some of your "jokes" have been found, previously, by other typophiles as humorless. I'm glad you changed that one. Let's continue to self-edit when we know we should.
fontplayer, a tool of the man.
I'm all for "power to the people" except the people tend to suck. As soon as you give 'em power, they screw it up 100% of the time.
Let’s continue to self-edit when we know we should.
I was hoping it could be taken in good-humor, especially when I have wrongly been called that myself, but when a controversial person thought it was too controversial, I knew I had to change it.
Kind of like the time I was visiting a rodeo in N. Texas, and lightning was 360 degrees around, and the guy from Oklahoma in front of me said "I don't like the looks of this!", I started to worry.
See Eric, they're watching! It's just like 1984 around here.
And, for the record, Miss Tiffany, Che was HOMOPHOBIC. No need to censor the truth.
Ok, I think this one will work for Paul. (inspired by the t-shirt thread)
OK. You win. I guess it really is Friday.
I did like that second blue one though…
Castro told writers and artists, "Inside the revolution, everything. Outside the revolution, nothing." But Castro decided who was inside and who was out.
[edit: if you want - see that thread http://typophile.com/node/20731]
It's my job to watch. :^>
I wasn't aware of Che's prejudices, but all the same I don't think it is/was relevant.
Miss Tiffany is absolutely right. It was bound to cause sorrow…
I guess it really is Friday.
And man was I ready. A lot of customers decided to have emergencies this week, and invited me to come along.
>but all the same I don’t think it is/was relevant.
>It was bound to cause sorrow…
I guess I'm just a fan of free flow, warts and all, you know, human nature, not a fan of any censoring. But this is really such a well-designed and pretty place, we shouldn't get it the least bit dirty.
fontplayer, typophobic is perfect! see what the free flow does. Have no clue what it means but it sounds damn good. er
I often get deputized into fire drills, but it's usually by marketing.
I want to buy a toy firemans hat with a turning light and a siren and run down the halls screaming "Out of my way!".
And when they say "Make it Pop!" I want to explain that they don't make ink with gunpowder in it but people like you make me wish they did…
"And when they say “Make it Pop!” I want to explain that they don’t make ink with gunpowder in it but people like you make me wish they did…"
LOL! Fridays is great around here. look at trippy "peace" Cutler loosen up!
I want to buy a toy firemans hat with a turning light and a siren and run down the halls screaming “Out of my way!”.
I WANT ONE TOO!
Edel, you've haven't been here very long. Miss Tiffany has seen many things get a little - over the top. We are very lucky to have her.
Discourse without boundaries is great in theory, like many things, and sometimes not so great when implemented, like many things…
Does she read EVERYTHING? Tiffany, I feel for you, thanks for the censorship! joke, joke. (If you're there) er
I kind of like playing with Che. Must be the "Free Angela Davis" in me coming out to play.
Warning: This is in no way meant to condone the use of illegal substances. It is only meant for shock value. Any other use is not proscribed.
> Che was HOMOPHOBIC.
You should hear about Eric Gill...
Hopefully though even if you do you won't stop using his fonts.
>You should hear about Eric Gill…
I'd love to, but unfortunately, I'm sure it's all been cleaned up by now. Again, censorship gets in the way of learning. He couldn't have been THAT bad, still around making bad cliche art like myself. Tiffany, can you e-mail me some gems from the Eric file, are they at headquarters? er
Hrant, was Tiffany on a lunch break when you were calling us elves, could've used her you know. :>
calling us elves?
Maybe he meant it in a good way.
"THE LITTLE PEOPLE always think what they’ve seen in their own lifetimes is what counts." —Hrant
I'm very short, and I was offended! Hrant is elfophobic! And we should do something about it!
I was checking out some of your posts on the shirt thread and just doubled over laughing like a loon in front of my mac. really great, vile stuff (in a joking, non threatening way of course)
You mentioned Sandoval before, ever heard "Los Van Van"? I know, music thread, right Tiffany? er
“THE LITTLE PEOPLE always think what they’ve seen in their own lifetimes is what counts.”
I think he was just quoting Gandalf.
You mentioned Sandoval before, ever heard “Los Van Van”?
Yes, I have purchased a CD of theirs, but it was more commercial, as I recall. Or maybe it was over-produced, or something. I forget. Sandoval has surprised me many times, and that isn't easy when you are as musically jaded as I am. Probably the biggest surprise, considering he is probably the best all-around (high notes & technique in various styles, including classical) in the world, was this CD.
I know, music thread, right Tiffany?
I think even Miss Tiff has to admit this thread has a life of its own.
The romantic Che...