Good Afternoon all my fellow Typophiles... I hope you are all well. Right, its a long time since I actually posted anything, almost a year, but spend an hour or so on Typophile every morning when I get into work and something is troubling me... personally : )
Now, Id like to say upfront, I dont mean to aim this at anyone in particular of course, but having had a quick look over the various forums just now, so not really counting the past 3 years I've been a member, in mainly the Design, Critique forums, the standard of some of the design work is awful and its clear for all to see! Sometimes I have to wonder if the user who has posted whatever it might be is having a bit of a joke! This is a community of people who have the eye for detail and considered, well executed design, whether that be logo or layout, spacing of letterforms, kerning, hinting... just bloody choosing the right face for the job... the list goes on. Some of the posts from users asking about there work... my god, some of the logos... Absolutely shocking. I've had a discussion just now in the studio about this, and being the only one who is addicted to this website on a constant basis, I have to fight it its corner, but for god sake, have a close look at your work before posting it and asking whats wrong, when, if its not clear at that point to some extent, your in the wrong industry! Naturally, some users aren't designers, or work in an agency as such and just create for the need to create, which is great, as do we all, but to those who do work in the industry...
Feel free to ask me to point out the works I've seen, as I've built up a library on my desktop for this moment, should you be in doubt, but secretly, I know none of your are, and, I know you know the point Im getting at if that makes any sense. I dont know what else to say really as I dont want to come across as a negative person, but being in the industry and knowing of the constant pressure, if any of our juniors, seniors or even the management produced some of the rubbish I see on here, they'd be gone. I suppose I just 'expect' from Typohile, being what it is of course, the information and resources that come from you lot is just mind blowing really. Please consider your work right up until to the last minute before posting. Im only really after discussion, not war.
Its just been getting on my t*ts for sometime now and I finally broke this morning, and, for the record, I'd like to clarify that I mean no offense to any of you, and, on a positive, the typeface design and build section of the site, is pretty 'chokka' with fresh exciting, forward looking work.
Rant over... Awaiting flack... : )