Thursday, July 22, 2010
Hi everybody. Today's New York Times has an Op-Art edufotainstration I did about archeology in New York City. It was art directed by Alicia Desantis, and I think she did an amazing job of laying out a great looking page with a whole lot of text and very little time to do it! She was a breeze to collaborate with, and I'm very happy with the results. To the left is what this thing looks like in the paper today.
I was really looking forward to posting this here, and sharing it with my friends on facebook, and I intended to do that with a link to the New York Times web site.
But this is what it looks like on the web!
It's fine, really. It's a good solution for maintaining legibility. The same info pops up when you click on the i boxes. But the illustration looks a bit unfinished without all that text. And Alicia and I worked really hard to make all that text work with the illustration! Oh well. Designing for print and designing for the web are just two different things. And they're going to get differenter and differenter. So long!