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2021-07-11 6:27:14 PM  
Papyrus - SNL
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2021-07-11 7:44:14 PM  
Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.
 
2021-07-11 8:05:18 PM  
I had a crusty old design teacher. We had to memorize 75 different type faces. Then Adobe was founded and all that went to hell.
 
2021-07-11 11:13:15 PM  
Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?
 
2021-07-11 11:57:07 PM  

Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.


The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.
 
2021-07-12 12:33:48 AM  

Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.


Shaddup and go make your band's shiatty poster in Microsoft Word.


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2021-07-12 12:54:56 AM  

wiredroach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.


How about the "Aquisitions" typo?
 
2021-07-12 1:02:56 AM  

wiredroach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.


The pretentiousness was the point but he got swooshed
 
2021-07-12 1:17:40 AM  

wiredroach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.


I thought it was sort of his unraveling perspective that the cards were all really just plain white with an uninteresting design and font, and he realized what was happening just for a moment and nearly had a mental breakdown.
 
2021-07-12 1:20:44 AM  

covfefe: wiredroach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.

I thought it was sort of his unraveling perspective that the cards were all really just plain white with an uninteresting design and font, and he realized what was happening just for a moment and nearly had a mental breakdown.


Exactly. They're all comparing nonexistent dick lengths, illustrating the vanity and meaninglessness of their lives.
 
2021-07-12 1:21:07 AM  

Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.


nah, six hours of photoshop tutorials
 
2021-07-12 1:22:56 AM  

wiredroach: The dude (it's a dude)


who cares
 
2021-07-12 2:32:52 AM  
American Psycho | Alternate Business Card Scene
Youtube 0vj6LOd3tQc
 
2021-07-12 9:03:58 AM  
I use this scene for designers that have to deal with customers. Works well for that.

Oh and effyou copperplate gothic!
 
2021-07-12 9:13:03 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?


Anytime a discussion about website design occurs in my presence, I have to ask for the icons to be cornflower blue.

No one ever sneers back with a mouthful of blood.
 
2021-07-12 10:32:37 AM  

frankb00th: wiredroach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

The dude (it's a dude) has some serious cred, even if he doesn't seem to understand that the fake font and paper color names are the same sort of satire as the restaurant names and dishes in the film.

The pretentiousness was the point but he got swooshed


Pretentious people rarely get subtle satire done with a straight face.
 
2021-07-12 10:34:54 AM  

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One of the most underrated skits of the last few years. This cracks me up every time.
 
2021-07-12 10:46:27 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: I use this scene for designers that have to deal with customers. Works well for that.

Oh and effyou copperplate gothic!


One of my design profs opened the semester with this beauty as a means of illustrating the design process.

TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA MONEY SCENE
Youtube Qvf8aEZerPE
 
2021-07-12 12:06:22 PM  

Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.


Congratulations on knowing nothing about professional graphics designers. We have a full time one on our staff. He is invaluable. He creates professional commercial and training videos, creates all of our custom templates (of which there are thousands), designed all of our convention materials, is our primary convention representative (he's really good with people), designed all of our software GUIs, and hundreds of other things. He works his ass off and oh yeah, he has a Master's degree. So, stick a pipe it in there guy.
 
2021-07-12 1:14:16 PM  

Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.


Didn't you go to film school or not be able to get work in the biz or something and have been hanging on Fark complaining about film-stuff and Star Treks and shiat for over a decade or whatever.
I'm not a graphic designer, but dude...STFU.
 
2021-07-12 1:56:24 PM  

Lipspinach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

Didn't you go to film school or not be able to get work in the biz or something and have been hanging on Fark complaining about film-stuff and Star Treks and shiat for over a decade or whatever.
I'm not a graphic designer, but dude...STFU.


No, I have a bachelor's degree in computer science, which is boring as shiat and a bachelor's in film, an industry that isn't doing too well right now. So I'm sorry for making fun of anyone who draws shiat for a living.
 
2021-07-12 2:07:37 PM  

Mugato: Lipspinach: Mugato: Wow, a graphic designer. Six months of drawing school at a community college. Let's hear what she has to say.

Didn't you go to film school or not be able to get work in the biz or something and have been hanging on Fark complaining about film-stuff and Star Treks and shiat for over a decade or whatever.
I'm not a graphic designer, but dude...STFU.

No, I have a bachelor's degree in computer science, which is boring as shiat and a bachelor's in film, an industry that isn't doing too well right now. So I'm sorry for making fun of anyone who draws shiat for a living.


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2021-07-12 3:06:34 PM  

wiredroach: StoPPeRmobile: I use this scene for designers that have to deal with customers. Works well for that.

Oh and effyou copperplate gothic!

One of my design profs opened the semester with this beauty as a means of illustrating the design process.

[YouTube video: TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA MONEY SCENE]


Fun. It's funny we went from bills with awesome art to monopoly money with a few tricks. Se me the most difficult is the raised ink.
 
2021-07-12 4:51:51 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: wiredroach: StoPPeRmobile: I use this scene for designers that have to deal with customers. Works well for that.

Oh and effyou copperplate gothic!

One of my design profs opened the semester with this beauty as a means of illustrating the design process.

[YouTube video: TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA MONEY SCENE]

Fun. It's funny we went from bills with awesome art to monopoly money with a few tricks. Se me the most difficult is the raised ink.


Engraving is difficult to mimic without actual engraving plates and presses. And the proprietary paper used in US currency is another feature that's tough to spoof. But the physical imagery isn't that hard. When I was in design school we were still using all the techniques shown in that sequence, and at one point I may or may not have used the studio's PMT camera to make a sheet of negatives not unlike the one seen there. Didn't have a press, though....
 
2021-07-12 7:15:35 PM  

wiredroach: StoPPeRmobile: wiredroach: StoPPeRmobile: I use this scene for designers that have to deal with customers. Works well for that.

Oh and effyou copperplate gothic!

One of my design profs opened the semester with this beauty as a means of illustrating the design process.

[YouTube video: TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA MONEY SCENE]

Fun. It's funny we went from bills with awesome art to monopoly money with a few tricks. Se me the most difficult is the raised ink.

Engraving is difficult to mimic without actual engraving plates and presses. And the proprietary paper used in US currency is another feature that's tough to spoof. But the physical imagery isn't that hard. When I was in design school we were still using all the techniques shown in that sequence, and at one point I may or may not have used the studio's PMT camera to make a sheet of negatives not unlike the one seen there. Didn't have a press, though....


Cool. Loved that movie. It still bugs me that some flaws in the "scan" still had problems that would have taken days to fix in the shoop da whoop.

Always have respected analog printing. :)

Feel the paper. Scratch the print. Check for 1 "water mark". Way faster than using a pen, which is weak.

Oh and the newer wide format plotter scanners are bad to the bone.
 
2021-07-12 9:17:52 PM  
Nice find, Subby. I thought this was really interesting. Back in my extraordinarily youthful days--I was practically a zygote--I worked for a major bank in the 80s in NYC. Brand identities were extremely well established and no one would have printed his own cards unless he worked for some tiny little company out of his apartment. It was all provided by the company, and fonts, paper color and weights, as well as details such as embossing, were decided by the company. Indeed, massive quantities of paper were thrown away every time there was some change in brand identity passed down from on high. It is absolutely believable that someone of higher rank would have raised or embossed print and heavier card stock while those of lower status would not; that could absolutely happen. Yet these details would not have been selected by the employee. The author of the book, the writers of the script, or an intern working for the art department of the film could have simply called the corporate offices of an actual bank, or looked in an ancient book we used to have called The Yellow Pages to find printers that supplied investment institutions, and asked a few questions. They could have looked up words like *embossed* and *raised.* They also could have looked up how to spell the word *Acquisitions.* We had actual dictionaries back in the 80s. In fact, we even had spell check on our primitive Macintosh computers. We also had font books laid out right in front of us on the drop down menus of the programs we used on our primitive Macintosh computers, so we could have immediately identified any of those fonts, which were all commonplace. I also read parts of the original book standing up in a bookshop when it came out. Never finished it. If I had read the scene with the business cards I would have put it down right then.

My lawn, etc., etc.
 
2021-07-12 10:25:57 PM  

girlwiththedraggintutu: They could have looked up words like *embossed* and *raised.* They also could have looked up how to spell the word *Acquisitions.* We had actual dictionaries back in the 80s. In fact, we even had spell check on our primitive Macintosh computers. We also had font books laid out right in front of us on the drop down menus of the programs we used on our primitive Macintosh computers, so we could have immediately identified any of those fonts, which were all commonplace. I also read parts of the original book standing up in a bookshop when it came out. Never finished it. If I had read the scene with the business cards I would have put it down right then.

My lawn, etc., etc.


If you didn't wax photocopies from this and cut and place them onto non-repro blue guidelines with an X-acto, you weren't even there.

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2021-07-13 12:09:32 AM  

wiredroach: girlwiththedraggintutu: They could have looked up words like *embossed* and *raised.* They also could have looked up how to spell the word *Acquisitions.* We had actual dictionaries back in the 80s. In fact, we even had spell check on our primitive Macintosh computers. We also had font books laid out right in front of us on the drop down menus of the programs we used on our primitive Macintosh computers, so we could have immediately identified any of those fonts, which were all commonplace. I also read parts of the original book standing up in a bookshop when it came out. Never finished it. If I had read the scene with the business cards I would have put it down right then.

My lawn, etc., etc.

If you didn't wax photocopies from this and cut and place them onto non-repro blue guidelines with an X-acto, you weren't even there.

[Fark user image image 720x720][Fark user image image 720x720] https://www.ideabook.com/type-specimen​-books-phils-photo/


Okay, you got me. It was the late 80s. And early 90s.
 
2021-07-13 2:06:29 AM  

girlwiththedraggintutu: wiredroach: girlwiththedraggintutu: They could have looked up words like *embossed* and *raised.* They also could have looked up how to spell the word *Acquisitions.* We had actual dictionaries back in the 80s. In fact, we even had spell check on our primitive Macintosh computers. We also had font books laid out right in front of us on the drop down menus of the programs we used on our primitive Macintosh computers, so we could have immediately identified any of those fonts, which were all commonplace. I also read parts of the original book standing up in a bookshop when it came out. Never finished it. If I had read the scene with the business cards I would have put it down right then.

My lawn, etc., etc.

If you didn't wax photocopies from this and cut and place them onto non-repro blue guidelines with an X-acto, you weren't even there.

[Fark user image image 720x720][Fark user image image 720x720] https://www.ideabook.com/type-specimen​-books-phils-photo/

Okay, you got me. It was the late 80s. And early 90s.


I was blessed to come to it sideways, from journalism, at a time when I didn't have to learn the old ways. It's all computer fun and games for me.

So I can paginate, make infographics, clean up and clip pictures, trace things in Illustrator, and do print ad design, but properly trained graphic designers know more than I do about everything else.

I am very specifically a print designer and straddle the line being an editor/designer.

Part of what jerked my chain about dismissing  graphic design as "drawing" is that can be only a tiny fraction of the job. I can barely draw at all. I've got a decent ability to copy something, even by hand, by looking at it, but those absolute gangsters in Illustrator who are just drawing lines and slices and turning them into coherent art are beyond me.

It wasn't what I was trained to do, but it pays better, and I've managed to keep myself fed and clothed with it.
 
2021-07-13 10:27:12 AM  

Boudyro: I was blessed to come to it sideways, from journalism, at a time when I didn't have to learn the old ways. It's all computer fun and games for me.


All of this. My school is about to publish a retrospective on its design alumni, and the advice I wrote on my page to future students is this:

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