This entry was posted on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 8:09 pm.
I said I’d post something Friday. This isn’t what I had in mind, but I was sick all week and decided to sleep instead of design. As a result my thing that I was going to post isn’t ready.
But I still doodle like crazy on to-do lists. This is a recipe I’ve wanted to try for awhile.
Man, being sick and malnourished leads to shaky hands. That is some lumpy lettering. And the ornaments are all outta whack. I would be able to comfort myself in the ideal that the whole crooked, hand-drawn look is sort of all the rage these days, but that’s not really my thing; this isn’t entirely on purpose, so I think it sucks.
Anyway–sorry for the whole I-told-you-I’d -post-something-new-today-but-then-I-take-it-back. So duplicitous of me! However, some real design is in this blog’s future. Promise.
(Side note: this whole page sort of got me thinking, why have I never done collage? I did some while I was in college, but disliked it because the assignments seemed contrived. They weren’t even really presented as collage. Now that I look at it, though, I realize that it can be a powerful tool for composition, and some striking imagery sometimes results. Stephen Heller even recently wrote a short piece on collage and specifically one designer whose work is influential. I should stop shying away from it and break out the X-Acto and Elmer’s.)
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