It was either a quick snapshot of the stove burner or some gas station I passed tonight

Couple o links inspire this post, somewhat disjointed:

Enough with the lists – looking at the list-ification of info, and how it becomes numbing. I agree wholeheartedly and yet bookmark with abandon.

What’s over? iMomus looks at what’s retro. His list is refreshingly pointed, including rock music, cars, and democracy to name a few. He spreads each item out with enough argument to move beyond bullet points.

Developing websites and designs, I’m always running over a list in my mind. It’s loose and changes on whim, but the premise is to discount elements that are played out:

– Skulls
– Owls, unicorns, birds, bears
– Vector swirly clip art
– Hand-drawn lettering
– Type with counters filled
The 80s
– Distressed treatments
– Shiny reflections
– Minimalism
– Whitespace

Personally, I’m not a fan of merchandise in which the design is solely comprised of a logo or brand. I’ve seen entire stores built upon this principle, and to that I say, give me something more.

Note, I’m going to be abusing a few of the items on this list in the near future.

Current music: Chavez “You Faded”

2 responses to “hot”

  1. communicatrix Avatar

    Note, I’m going to be abusing a few of the items on this list in the near future.
    I vote for a Photoshop-distressed, swirly-vector image of a unicorn spearing the filled counter of a hand-drawn, lowercase Helvetica “a” on its horn.
    With its mane in a side ponytail.
    And lots and lots of whitespace.

  2. Chris Johanesen Avatar

    I’m with you, except on the last two. Maximalism wears out much faster than minimalism in my book. Of course it all depends on context.