How to ruin a perfect idea in few moves.
I’ll entrain your Saturday with some mind blowing revelations. No,really.
Quick And Comprehensive Type Guide is an Infographic ,created by a fellow that goes under the name of NOODLOR ,which tries to teach you the bases of Typography.
This is where the trouble begins.
Composed by few lovely designed boards with a vintage look, the project is fun and kinda informative but the numerous misspellings and generally not so very cared text contents had been the first thing(and only,in few cases)to be caught by most of the designers who came in contact with it.I think this is a very significant reaction which speaks volumes.
“If you want to be a typeface expert, make sure you don’t screw your credibility with simple grammar errors” stated David Wong, a commenter. I think this sentence holds the point. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. This implies an unbreakable connection between words and types. Typography is mainly used to deliver information. Think about it: be a slogan for your T-Shirt design, a title for your poster,a pile of text for your flyers, you want your own information to be delivered correctly and smartly. The main point of Graphic Design is, after all, communication.
For bloggers is just the same. You care deeply that your articles are not only interesting in their contents but also presented in a flawless manner. Everything in it helps you to build up your credibility.
Besides anything, I truly found the idea to be catching. I can relate with what Mr David Tucker says. I wouldn’t mind at all to see it around once again, delivered in a correct and more professional manner. The idea’s good, really good but I believe it needs more work to be really effective. I think it can be a fantastic way to explain Typography to those who are not into it and help designers and clients to understand each other a bit better.
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good“. It is a message delivered in a misleading manner, but its point’s correct. Being original is fundamental, but what you want really to deliver to your client is the best work you can create for him. Originality is nothing when it doesn’t work and, thought it can be quite painful for the creative, there is a time where you need to compromise your own creativity with rules that are fundamental for your message to be delivered. This Infographic is,after all, a perfect example of its own statement.