Archive for September, 2010
Mia took a risk when she made her boxes and took a snapshot of an intimate moment between a and g. Let’s take a look at the before, without color.
When Mia adjusted her g, she slightly tilted it to give an off-center feeling
in the moment of embrace; I think that this was a wise visual choice. She also played with transparencies and object placement so that the viewer could visually trace how, specifically, g and a intertwine. A wise decision, in my opinion.
I love that Mia mixes color symbolism and makes a the dominant in its bold bright pink as it stands up tall, and g the submissive despite its pop green. The yellow background makes the two letter forms strike the viewer, suggesting action or significance. In other words, the viewer can really tell that the letter forms are getting busy by letter placement, but the color makes this square stand out amongst the rest.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
— Alex Haley
The problem with logos on wordpress is that they have to be square. I hate the borders.
In this newest draft I am simply having a grandchild-grandparent relationship (as in, gender neutral). I also finally figured out how to save in .ai for CS3 instead of CS5!
Already having played with color for my F&J project, I decided that I wanted to choose root colors and then tweak what I have already picked. Though I did something similar while making my first draft, I think that these changes solidify what I was already thinking about. I plan on making a few color changes, particularly to the last panel, after playing with these boxes.
I am also worried about playing with the background. Two colors create a dynamic color combination.