January 16, 2004
I’m borrowing today’s idea from Jeremy at Antipixel, who was inspired by this creativity series…it’s a small, circular world.
Turn your work sideways. Jeremy tried taking vertical photos rather than landscapes. Maybe you will turn your journal sideways and write the across the long edge of the page. Or design a website that requires horizontal scrolling.
You can even try this at work. Do your next PowerPoint presentation in portrait orientation. Try making a chart that is wide rather than tall or vice versa. Send a sideways memo…I’ll bet it gets some attention.
Posted by kuri at January 16, 2004 10:26 AM
I once made a web design that had the company name going up the left side. I thought it was pretty spiffy, but they didn’t like it and eliminated that version from consideration immediately.
It’s a rare client who actually likes the “different” look. They start out saying they want something unusual, but by the third set of thumbnails have chosen the trite.
What does this mean? We get to have the cool, funky, unusual design all to ourselves! Woo hoo!
By the way, I’ve been doing the “upside down” perspective quite a lot lately. The cat looks funny, and I really like the way the houses outside look with the sky as their ground.
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I’ve been producing documents landscape instead of portrait for a while now. Initially I got all sorts of flak for it. People would ask me why I’d want to do something as crazy as that. I do it regularly now and people seem to like it. It’s a funny old world.
Yes true, old as world :)