I am a web designer from Toronto.
I’m not completely happy with this but I forced myself to stop nitpicking and just post it here. The bottom line is: I had fun making it and that’s all that matters.
Just don’t be surprised if you see updated versions cropping up at random intervals.
Advice comes from Aaron Draplin, creator of Field Notes in this ace interview.
One of my summer goals is to work on my typography, so I made this to give to two friends for their birthday today. Initially I was going to use more typefaces but it got way too busy, so I opted for something simple and clean. I also adjusted the leading, kerned some letters, and moved a few wisps of clouds to satisfy my OCD-ness.
I first saw that Carl Sagan quote at Veerle’s inspiration stream and the photo was shot near my house almost two years ago using a cheap disposable camera.
I may or may not sell prints of this depending on the level of interest, so let me know if you guys want it!
I started this a year ago as a portfolio piece to show to a couple of schools. Didn’t end up finishing it in time so I decided to stretch my Illustrator muscles for a bit and refined it this morning.
I’m considering making this a regular thing; creating an illustration for a random quote. What do you think? Any suggestions for good quotes?
“… in order for design to really matter, designers need to think and know more about things besides design.”
“A symptom of the revolution: When we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice.”
“Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing…Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.”
“I sort of love it when things are going badly because I know that means that soon things will go well. I just stay at my desk, and I say, ‘There’s no shame in writing crap,’ knowing that it’s good for the brain because meanwhile, in some corner, something is getting nudged.”