I think a person’s creative mind can come up with perfect solutions to any problem. But then the conscious mind gets involved, puts in its 2 cents, and ends up making things difficult or turning them to rubbish.
There’s an old saying– “It’s better to fail trying something than it is to succeed doing nothing.
It’s one thing to change a decision once it’s been put into action and its results can be evaluated. It’s another to constantly make second-guessing decisions without ever putting any of them in motion.
The former shows flexibility, strength of character and the potential for growth. The latter a paralyzing fear of the unknown.
Given those options. I’ll take the former any day.
There’s just something about mid-20th century (40s-60) ads that I just dig… These are hanging up in one of the laundromats in town.
I was walking around the mall this afternoon running a couple of errands before I start my new job on Monday, and I happened to come across a poster for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie. I thought it was pretty cool as a teaser type poster (I’ve always been partial to bass and drums). That is, until I took a look at its feet:
What jumped out at me was how oddly angled and out of proportion (relative to the figure as a whole) the sneakers looked. And let’s not get into the shadow. For a second I thought the whole thing might have been an optical illusion created by overly baggy pants, but the jeans looked loose or relaxed, but definitely not baggy. I also looked Michael Cera up on IMDB, and found that the kid’s close to six feet, so not only did the shoes look like they had been replaced, but they were now tiny as well (I’m fairly confident in saying that, if anything, Mr. Cera would not want to be known as the guy with the tiny feet).
Just so things are in context, here’s an image of the whole poster. I took the liberty of really quickly drawing a rough “wireframe” of where I think the original feet were placed.
I’m hoping the reason such slipshod work was put out was because of time constraints. I’d hate to think this exemplifies the type of quality the studio’s marketing people (whether in-house or not) are putting out.
So, tell me– am I correct in my observation? Am I completely off-base here? I’d really love to hear your thoughts on this.
Is this a good way of doing things? Maybe
So much for the “every day” part. Although, I have been doing a fair amount of work these past couple of months, so it’s not like I’ve dropped designing and coming up with stuff altogether. Anyhow, I think I have a plan on how I’m going to get somewhat caught up fairly quickly. Here’s a start.
I was reading online today about two things that seemed to dovetail together in a funny way– to me, at least. First, the capping of the well out in the Gulf (BTW, if this isn’t the definition of cluster#$%&, then I don’t know what is. I’ll get off my eco-political soapbox now). Second, I read on a blog somewhere about a series of short videos made by the Old Spice Guy (OSG), some of which personally thanked celebs or “internet famous” folks. Both these things got me thinking about the long-running meme about Chuck Norris. And, being a fan of the show Deadliest Warrior, I started to wonder who’d win should Chuck and the OSG were to meet in a mano a mano.
So, this is what I got for today. No fancy intros, no purple-prosed laden explanations.
(And, yes, I’m well aware there might be some irony at play tonight).
Perhaps I should rename this Create Something Every Day (sort of)
I started this series back in April, but we got some expected-yet-sudden business from a new client, which meant that some things got put on the back burner. At the time we were experiencing some unseasonably warm– almost schizophrenic weather in the NJ/NYC metro area, so that served as the “base” for these pieces. Rather than go through a multiple, elaborate unfolding, I give you the whole series– Seasons.
Now I’m closing in on getting April wrapped up, which makes me feel like I’m catching up. Now, we have around 10 more pieces to go. Stay tuned, and thanks for dropping by and checking this project out.