Friday, February 08, 2008

Graphic Design is...

Via Daring Fireball, I found this competition (which has some rather excellent prizes). The challenge is to create a poster to define what graphic design is. Many of the entries are really quite beautiful but, hate-driven as your humble Devil is, I thought I'd create a poster with a message; so here's my very swift creation...


Just for fun, click for a bigger version...

UPDATE: here's another (click for bigger).


Obviously said clients bear no resemblance to anyone living or dead, and I am not bitter in any way whatsoever...

UPDATE 2: And another not at all cynical entry...


I can't help feeling, looking at the others, that I'm not getting into the spirit of the thing...

9 comments:

geddylee said...

Any product with the tagline "best x ever" will get my money.

Especially if they follow it up with "lol".

Nice typefaces btw.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Your contributions are contemporary, witty and devoid of bullshit. So not typical of most advertising, then.

Anonymous said...

there's nothing wrong with comic sans as long as you use a drop shadow.

EMm said...

How do you spell typography ?

Devil's Kitchen said...

Emm,

Well spotted! Corrected...

DK

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find that cool font is Antique Olive.....

Devil's Kitchen said...

Nope, no Antique Olive there at all.

I suspect that the one you think is A. Olive is actually Hypatia Sans Pro.

DK

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Heads Up. Joined in the fun. I do hope they have a sense of humour.........

If you do care to look, the submission is as from a teuchter lad of Scots dialect

Oh..it's very much non professional. Took all of 30 minutes!

Anonymous said...

Quick Question if you have 2 secs? I only joined Flickr to do this so am complete newbie. Any clues as to you get your group item to come up on the public/non logged in view? I can see it when logged in, and all 250+ group entries, but the public view seems to cover only 150+ items but misses mine. I seem to now have all the filters etc set according to the advice given, incl setting the specific item to the 'other-art ...CGI' radio button but with no luck.

Any ideas will be latched on to with the enthusiasm of a well behaved lamprey...