Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010
Dan The Man sent up his latest ideas and concepts on the Graphic Cinema typefaces and design. Very strong stuff. The darker scratchboards seem to work the best in the format. Went through my archives and pulled a couple scenes that work in that capacity, like this one:

Has a blend to it that enhances the surrounding darkness (of the overall layout). Sometimes the scratchboard gods laugh at me and sometimes they smile on me.

But, once again the blackness gives it a richness that is dynamic. A couple tweaks and then we're off to design the next four layouts. We want the best three to pitch to cable.

The first man in, last man to get paid syndrome is alive and well. For example, I just read that the Gutenberg press never made much money for its founder and he died bankrupt and disappointed. It seems like a law of nature that the first guy in is too early, the second guy goes broke trying to make it pay and the third guy buys it all for a song and makes a fortune off of the previous two "loser's" vision and effort.

"In marriage, if you don't have a sense of humor, you don't have a marriage."
—Ray Bradbury

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