Saturday, November 11, 2006

Here we are now. Entertain us.


This is what happens when people presenting work are BORING. I doodle. I doodle a lot. I write notes. I threaten suicide. It's simply NOT pretty. Perhaps this is why the concept of having *theatre* in one's presentations is SO important. I mean, I don't need a team of midget clowns to hold my attention, but ego-inflating talk about this brillliant custom typeface or that extrodinary signage application is just NOT interesting. I guess I am totally not interested in people who are super impressed with themselves...it is SUCH a turnoff. Confidence and humility indicate a healthy sense of self...and, for GOD'S sake, please learn to laugh at yourself. I mean, we're friggin' designers....not brain surgeons. Ultimately, the appropriate typeface selection is NOT going to save someone's life or create worldwide peace. That concludes today's rant. I could go on. There is much I could go on about, but I'll stop there.

7 comments:

Tania Rochelle said...

I've been known to do this during poetry readings.

angie said...

amazingly that is exactly what was going through my mind. you captured it on paper. why are we all even trying, this is jack's to win. san serif type in squares. its like his own little heaven.

minus five said...

i think you're being a little too hard on those guys. i mean, they only work for the most prestigious design firm in the entire world. i hope you bent down and kissed their asses and feet on your way out. they're basically royalty.

MCALDWELLC said...

You're so right, Sarah...what was I thinking?

M. Ru Pere said...

I like it. I think it (the doodles) have an organic flow and allude to a vernacular post-Pollack sensibility . . . *holding up hand w five fingers spread* . . . 500 bucks for starters

Anonymous said...

I guess I am totally not interested in people who are super impressed with themselves...it is SUCH a turnoff.

MCALDWELLC said...

is there an echo in here?