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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Big Necessity

Design by Nick Caruso

There's a time to get out the Sharpies, and there's a time to fire up Photoshop. I would argue that this would have been a time to do the former. One of last year's favorite designs was successful precisely because the computer was left out of it.

9 comments:

TBOT said...

Sorry but from the looks of how clean and even those lines are, that's just a decent photoshop job, not a sharpie.

TBOT said...

Double comment... upon re-reading it, you know that, and that's what you're saying. my fault, and I completely agree.

Joseph said...

tbot please read the description again. I didn't say it was drawn; I said it would better if it had been.

Joseph said...

:-)

tim said...

agreed. i want to like it how it is, but… meh. looks like a magazine ad.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

Sharpie! Sharpie! Sharpie! Sharpie!

Anonymous said...

The designer is Nick Caruso

m. heart said...

I disagree. I think the hand-lettered type worked well on the Unmarketable cover you referenced because it is relatively easy to draw legibly on cotton, and the photo was shot straight-on. I can't imagine achieving decent readability with a sharpie on toilet paper. Though I can't say I've ever attempted it!

Joseph said...

I might try this weekend...and it doesn't have to be a Sharpie. I think my point is more about the difficulty in putting type on images of 3D objects. I've just not seen very many examples that don't jump out and announce "this is fake" pretty loudly.