Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Foreshortening Disasters, Part 1

OK, maybe the foreground hand isn't totally wrong, but what the hell is going on with his other arm? And his midsection? This looks like at least 5 different photos were used, which, if you're counting, is generally 3 too many.

On the bright side, at least it's not comedy white, nor Futura XB.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

More Google case issues

This was an ad I noticed in an App I use to manage game mods. Why is 'Around' in title case, but not 'fast'? Does anyone at Google look at these things before they go out?

Google's case pRoblem

Why is Google slavishly all-lowercase with their blue page titles?  It's one thing to eschew the Title Case, but there's no reason not to intercap a word, especially, when, I dunno, you've got it right next to the proper usage.

Google apparently has no art directors, but I had no idea that they don't have editors either.

Since they've arguably failed on the 'evil' part of their mission statement, how about 'don't be ugly' as a compromise?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery…

…then consider me somewhat flattered:

Gulliver's Travels poster, circa 2010

Envy home entertainment key art, circa 2004

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Return of the Amp

This is supposed to sound great, but it looks so awesome I may not care. Can't wait to get this in the amp and be playing with two speakers again.

It's Not You, it's the Other Guy (But it Could be You!)

Political parties that move in and out of power forget one basic core truth. We didn't vote for you because we liked you and wanted to give you run of the place. Rather, we really, really didn't like what the other guy was doing with it.