Robert Maguire (@welcomehomerob on Twitter) stops by to discuss some happenings at The Gap with Nate and I. I have been on record saying putting things in Helvetica Bold will make them look better than most things out there with no additional effort. Ends up that adding a weird blue box to it has the reverse effect.
We had planned on another topic, but that will have to wait for next time. Discussing this story was something we found out we had way to much of a take on to find time for much else.
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This week on 1PT.Rule it’s ALL HOBO DESIGNERS ALL THE TIME! These lovable little scamps are back at it, wandering, sleeping, tracking, and kearning all day long! You never know where they’ll end up next, or what kind of wacky misadventures they might find themselves in. The only thing greater than their ability to get into trouble is their ability to get into your heart!
Spec. It’s one of those topics that those outside of the design industry, people may not think twice about. The idea of having a competition for design services seams to make a lot of sense. You offer a prize, hundreds of designs come in, and you just select the best one.
I hear that it’s fairly common in Art. Maybe it’s not even frowned upon (chime in to let me know the official Art world stance if you know it). That would sort of makes sense as artists may already have work in their sketchbook that would look good for your mural. But your logo? No designer I know has one ready for you.
Nate wrote a post about the wrongs of spec last month, we even spoke for a half-hour about it on a podcast with Drew Davies, and AIGA has an official stance against it. But we have found a solution to all of the wrongs that doesn’t involve sabotage. So if anyone asks us – we’re in!