10.10.09

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I just put 2 new posters in the print section of the site. They were both created by recycling some old graphics. I am trying to get back to my schooling a little bit and simplify my approach to my graphic design work. I am still working on some new illustrations as well. I also just had some really nice business cards printed last week that were letterpressed with holographic foil. The design of the cards is very simple but the the subtle combination of the black rubberized paper and foil really turned out much nicer than I had even expected. I will post some pictures next week. Stay tuned for more. There are a lot of plans in the works yet this year and Changethethought will most likely look much different next year. I also wanted to thank all of the people who have been sending in emails of their work. There has been some really amazing people emailing in lately and that has been really exciting. Thank you.

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6 Responses to “Changethethought – New Work”

  1. Antonio Bindi Says:

    What ever happened to the “L” in Olympics? and, BTW, there is an accent over the “i” in OlimpÍadas, but this one’s forgivable.

  2. Christopher Says:

    Crap. That’s what happens when I work minus a copywriter. I am fixing that now.

  3. Christopher Says:

    Thanks for the catch. None of that stuff is excusable. I should have caught that. It was late and I had made about a million revisions. Again, I need a writing partner. Any takers?

    Sometimes you get so close to your own work, you get tunnel vision and can’t see the forest through the trees. I ran it by my Brazilian wife and she neglected to mention the missing accent.

  4. Antonio Bindi Says:

    Couldn’t agree more. That’s why writers should ALWAYS rely on reviewers. Reviewing your own work is never good enough. I occasionally review texts by a friend of mine who is an english-portuguese translator. I am always extra careful, but I also DO neglect some stuff from my own texts too.

    Best Wishes

  5. Bernardo Doré Says:

    A constructive critic here: you inverted the proportion of the green and blue on the brazilian flag. No problem but it widens the conceptual link. If the statue (which shortens the link) wasn’t there this could well be the Olympics in Sweden or Ukraine :) The tone of yellow is just right but the green and blue on the flag of Brazil is darker. Since you are using mostly yellow and blue I would darken the blue a little bit to differentiate it better from other countrie’s flags. The higher contrast, and the bigger area, of yellow and blue makes the green almost disappear. Maybe if there weren’t any blue spots on the statue this could’ve worked better. Anyway, as a Rio de Janeiro natural and resident, I appreciate the time you took to put this piece together. Let’s see how the country handles this “gift”. Btw, the “changethethought” work is great. Congrats.

  6. Christopher Says:

    Bernardo, thanks for the critique. I actually pulled the colors pretty directly (minus the orange) from the colors Brazil is using in their olympic logo treatment. I dropped the orange to keep it more tied to the Brazilian flag and the dark royal blue and deep green of the flag was just way too high contrast to put together. The muted colors from the Rio Olympic logo treatment just worked better together visually.

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