Large View: http://seanw.es/HHVT
I made this as a birthday present for @Kyle Steed. The phrase is something he talked about in a blog post of his.
12 months ago
Took me a while to see the 'TO' but rad work nonetheless.
The posters says right :)
But took me a while to see the 'TO', too.
@Sean McCabe Ok, this is really cool! I do have one issue though: it seems ill-balanced. Like it is top heavy in terms of being a lot of dark, compared to the rest, which is mostly light. Great job though, either way :)
@Andrew Terpening Hey Andrew, thanks for the comment. The piece is at it's core about work. That you are seeing "work" first is my intention, so it is a good thing. It's not "top heavy" but rather has a strong entrance point as it draws your eye.
The composition is balanced between alternating lines of sans-serif and serif. With the first line in black, it serves a few purposes: it draws the eye for a strong entrance point as I mentioned, but it also leaves the two remaining sans-serif lines as white. "Love to" and "Have to" are corresponding lines as their meaning plays off one another. By having the "I Work" line dark, it leaves those two as the only light elements, and in doing so, it relates them by similarity (this relation is an important part of the composition).
@Haziq @Dominik Thanks for the feedback, guys. Very glad to hear that about the "TO"s as it was exactly what I wanted. This piece is framed and is intended to be displayed publicly where people will often see it from various distances, either on a desk or on a wall. At these distances, the phrase will not be immediately readable until the viewer comes closer. With the way things are composed, the words "Work," "Love," and "Hate" are the largest and strongest words, both in meaning and in scale. These will draw the viewer in to read the whole. That it took you a moment to see the "TO"s is ok, and even a good thing, You've confirmed for me that once you get past the three main drawing words, you do eventually read the whole thing. =)
@Sean McCabe Ah, now i got it :D Nice idea!
Don't know why people can't just accept this as is and be stoked about it. Personally, I love it and can't wait to hang it on my wall. Thanks for being here to celebrate my birthday. You're awesome.
@Kyle Steed You're awesome, friend. You liking it is all that matters. Have an awesome birthday!
That full shot in particular looks fantastic, stunning texture on the stock. It's really interesting reading your description/reasoning behind the composition too, every detail is so thoughtful and well considered. Amazing birthday present!
Thanks a bunch, @Claire!
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