"Acute Design (as Opposed to Chronic Design)"

2007
Feb
18

This MetaFilter link to a design blogger admitting to his “Design Disease” inspired me to confess my own Degenerative Design-itis…

Two of my favorite colors are Huckleberry Hound Blue and Jinks the Cat Orange.

I turn up my nose at blogs with non-fluid columns.

I have a weakness for the sickeningly-sweet (to most people) Cherry Coca-Cola, but I gave it up when the can design changed to something very different from Coca Cola Classic. Now that it resembles Regular Coke again, I’m hooked again.

I have dreamed of starting a company named “DY Computers” and using the HP logo upside down as its trademark.

Countrywide’s logo from 20 years ago helped inspire me to apply for a job there.

Ever since the Cold War, I’ve felt nervous about being inside a building with the Target Logo.

I have long been obsessed with the Bookman font (mostly for the italic with the big ‘swash’ on the lower-case W). I have totally way too many fonts on my computer, including a wide collection of fonts from TV logos (yes, all the Star Trek fonts, Klingon included), twenty-some comic strip fonts, and several variations of Uncial, the font used by the city of San Luis Obispo on its street signs. And I once e-mailed a blogger solely to ask her what the font on her logo was.

I have a big striped comforter with dimensions that are almost perfectly square, but I don’t cover myself with it unless it is aligned with the stripes going head-to-foot. (Vertical stripes are slimming, right? I want to lose weight in my sleep).

And I curse Kraft every time I go down the dressings aisle for putting their Mayo in the cool-looking squared-off plastic jars but NOT my spread-of-choice, Miracle Whip.

2 Comments (so far) about

"Acute Design (as Opposed to Chronic Design)"

  1. Miss Cellania Says:

    Whats a non-fluid column?

  2. wendell Says:

    Um… Miss C., it’s what I read your blog in spite of. Try changing the width of your browser window on this page and see what happens, that’s “fluid” in the Cascading Style Sheets way. And Cascading solids are much less fun.

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