I Sit In Judgment - QueerJoe 09-10-21 01

I Sit In Judgment

Calling all graphic artists and critics. Come join me as I sit in judgment about a really bad logo/design.

Who Am I To Sit In Judgment?

To be fair, I suck at designing logos and good graphics. I should write that differently.

It takes a LOT of time and work for me to come up with a successful graphic design.

Last month, some of you remember I did a “challenge” for the American Cancer Society

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I did 25 push-ups every day for the month of August. Thanks to many of you, I was able to raise $943. I am very grateful to have been able to help raise money for what I consider to be a good cause. So this blog post may seem petty. Sorry.

So…imagine this. They promised me a t-shirt for participating. Toward the end of August, I got this t-shirt.

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When I opened it up, all I could think of was, “Could they have put any less effort in creating a logo for this cause?” Or, “What unpaid intern did they dump this job on?”

In my mind, there is NOTHING good about this t-shirt design.

  • triple curved lines are simplistic and dated
  • lettering/font is at best irrelevant, although I’d go so far as to say ugly and irrelevant
    • all lower case? why?
    • doesn’t match the moronic “style” of the curved lines
    • shadowing behind the letters is too dark and too thin at the same time
  • the “encouraging” statement is exactly what NOT to do – having a negative statement to encourage people is…well, not very encouraging…sub-consciously your mind reads the words, “give up”
  • clearly the designer took that advice…they gave up…if they ever tried
  • The white and red logo on a heather gray t-shirt is just plain boring

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want the ACS spending money on graphic designs for t-shirts that could be better spent on cancer research. But honestly, it would have been better to not get a t-shirt at all.

I know…petty…but that’s who I am.

Current Knitting

Finn has been rather needy lately. Demanding more lap time than usual. I’ve also been trying to teach myself to draw/sketch better with my iPad and Apple Pencil.

So I’m about halfway through the second Uneek Fingering Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf.

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One of the things I like most about using Uneek Fingering yarn for this design is how different and varied the two scarves look. Yes, both are bright and vibrant…but very different looking.

Even the two ends of the current scarf look very different.

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The color-lengths are long and hardly repeat throughout the skein. Mixing two colorways makes the difference in the two scarves even more dramatic.

4 comments on “I Sit In Judgment

  1. You didn’t cover the thing that had me stop and think “What on EARTH???” The lines are bold, and go down. Like a toboggan run. My eye fallows that right of the T-shirt. And my mind went…Why wouldn’t I give up going downhill???
    If the shirt was for sale, proceeds going to the Cancer Society, and the $$ to spare, I’d donate the $$, because the T-shirt is a downer. (of course that’s IMHO)

  2. Or, just a thought here, a little outside the boxing, are the red and white lines really two hands, fingers curved up, holding the words of support in their palms, lifting the words up in support?

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