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Oct 14, 2009
Nick Ford Nick Ford 358 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

^^ Yep. Bit embarrassing sometimes, especially if there’s boobies beneath it.

“No, seriously i was checking your design” ……….. i’ve said that and only dug myself deeper. :(

 
Oct 14, 2009
Cathie Tranent Cathie Tranent 1282 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

Can I add one?

You check every single tshirt you see walking towards you.

 
Oct 2, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

LOL :)

I especially like these in the list too….

You are pro-facebook because 95% of the myspace accounts burn your retinas

you buy a CD or DVD for the artwork, even if you have no idea what the actual music or film is like”.
(even worse, you don’t actually watch or listen to it, just stare at it for hours and hug it in adoration)

 
Oct 2, 2009
Simon Sherry Simon Sherry 1565 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

Apple+Z is the first thing that goes through your mind if you drop and break something.

I do this far more often than I’ll ever admit to!

 
Oct 2, 2009
Nick Ford Nick Ford 358 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

Same. I’m gunna stop.

Got a laugh out of this one! Although i’ll take any opacity at all.
You prefer a Layer Style of 50% Opacity (or less) on your wife’s Satin.

 
Sep 30, 2009
Simon Sherry Simon Sherry 1565 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

Heh – I am a GD, and I still fall for that one!

 
Sep 29, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

I’m not a GD… but I completely relate to this one…

You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.

 
Sep 28, 2009
Simon Sherry Simon Sherry 1565 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

You’ve totally slaughtered a great design concept because the client thinks he/she knows best. (everyone thinks they are a designer)

This one always, always, makes me weep!

Great list (and given I’m buggered with the flu/cold and I’m at my Mac at 2:30 AM, fairly true imho ;o).

 
Sep 5, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / Moleskine Exhibition Videos.

The motion camera and the sound effects get a little annoying but the journals are great!

Nomoco

Celia Squire

Remy Bardin

Massimo Vitali

Paul Davis

Antonio Marras

 
Sep 5, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / You Know You're a Graphic Designer When....

taken from a few emails…

(In no particular order)

You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.

You get pissed when a free Photoshop brush you download is less than 1000px in size.

You’d rather study the paisley pattern on your boyfriend/girlfriend’s shirt than listen to what he/she has to say.

You’ve had “Software Nightmares,” when you’ve been working way too much.

You consider meals interruptions.

You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.

You clean your keyboard more often than you wash your car.

You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.

You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.

You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.

When you heard that Adobe was aquiring Macromedia, you had a Design Orgasm.

You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.

You’ve actually $paid for a font.

You’ve totally slaughtered a great design concept because the client thinks he/she knows best. (everyone thinks they are a designer)

The amount of words you’ve written with a sharpie labeling burned discs total more than the amount of words you’ve read in novels.

You’ve had to explain to a client that a layered file wasn’t part of the deal.

You’ve kept a ragged concert ticket just so you could scan it.

You’ve intentionally overbid a project because you can sniff out a bad client from a mile away.

You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.

You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.

If you had a penny for every mouse click, you would have been a trillionaire 3 years ago.

You have bags under your eyes so big you’d have to check them in at Heathrow Airport

You watch the superbowl just for the commercials

You can spot bad typography from 100 yds away

You are pro-facebook because 95% of the myspace accounts burn your retinas

You can name more than 200 fonts in under five minutes

You are completely immune to subliminal advertising

You look upon a well-designed project with either:
sympathy OR extreme jealousy

Your hand is permanently stuck in the shape of a mouse

You tell stories of exacto-knife inflicted wounds with grizzled sort of pride

You practically take caffeine intravenously

You have an appreciation for everything unique

You’ve been spending three days non-stop on a project and it still looks like shit. You find yourself overcome by Deathlust.

“You find your pulse increase at the sight of a lovely ligature, glasses steam up when an unusually elegant arm, leg, or tail comes in view, and a well-kerned paragraph is apt to make you break into a sweat with excitement.”

“You know you’re a Graphic Designer when… you buy a CD or DVD for the artwork, even if you have no idea what the actual music or film is like”.
(even worse, you don’t actually watch or listen to it, just stare at it for hours and hug it in adoration)

“You know you’re a Graphic Designer when… you look at the clock and see it’s about midnight and think ‘I’ll go to bed now’… and you actually go to bed about 2-3am”.

“You know you’re a Graphic Designer when… you need someone else to point out that you’re sitting in a room in front of the computer with all the lights off, and haven’t noticed”

“…when you know what “kerning” is and you really, really like it.”

Forget the boy-wonder and the man of steel; your heroes have names like ‘Tibor Kalman’, ‘Stefan Sagmeister’, ‘Paul Rand’, and ‘Paula Scher’.

You don’t wear black to look cool, you wear it to hide the gauche.

You have a thing for chairs. You don’t know why.

You giggle whenever you use the colors F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD

You’re in the sun and you look around for a Drop Shadow to sit under.

You give your relatives a lecture about color spaces and profiles when you email them your vacation photos.

Seeing someone use Lens Flare or Comic Sans adversely affects your blood-pressure

You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets.

You organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart.

You sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn’t come.

You’re up ’til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth.

The hottest dream you ever had was “Trace contour… Find Edges… Pinch… Extrude… Smudge Stick… Motion Blur…. Sprayed Strokes…”

You know Lorem Ipsum by heart.

Your kid knows Lorem Ipsum by heart.

The preschool teacher complains your child won’t color inside or outside the lines – only indicate colors on a separate sheet.

Activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash

You deliberately butcher your perfectly cross browser compatible site in IE by placing a “Too Cool for IE” banner on it.

You prefer a Layer Style of 50% Opacity (or less) on your wife’s Satin.

You spend $200 on a font for your personal website because “it’s the only one where the lower-case g is just right…”

Looking at a menu make you go “hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic” rather than “mmmm, lunch!”

And when you finally order, you go for Layer Based Slices with Grain Texture…

You use words about fonts you dislike that other normal people reserve for fascist dictators and serial killers.

Apple+Z is the first thing that goes through your mind if you drop and break something.

You refer to colleagues as Strict, Transitional, Loose and the Future Unemployed.

You refer to your privates as “the Magic Wand”.

You know that rivers are more than just water.

Your best friends are all employees at the local print shop

The only people who seem to know what you do for a living are other Graphic Designers (ex: Graphic Design? What’s that? You’ll never be able to make a living being an
artist!)

Kerning and leading on your shopping list actually matters to you, and you don’t see a problem with that.

Several South American economies suffer noticeably any time you try to give up coffee, or even cut your consumption of it by half.

You know that “bleeding” doesn’t hurt.

when your significant other/ friends have threatened to never speak to you again if you point out one more font to them.

when you know the difference between fuchsia, magenta, and maroon.

If you could go back in time you wouldn’t go back to see the rise and fall of civilizations, you’d go back in time to destroy comic sans and papyrus.

You Know You’re a Graphic Designer When deciding on the right crop doesn’t involve a choice between corn or wheat.

You’ve considered naming your children things like ‘Kern’, ‘Pica’, ‘Bézier’, and ‘Serif’.

You can understand everything on this list.

 
Sep 5, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / Online Games

My 4 year old son and I adore these games… we play them together (but don’t be deceived by what I just said… they’re definitely big fun for adults too). When I first saw them I was completely blown away!!

Not only are they entertaining & a lot of fun… but they’re so incredibly unique & creative!!

They’re all created by Amanita Design.

Check them out… if you haven’t already… I’m absolutely sure you will not be dissapointed.

You play them all just using your mouse. You basically have to explore and play a bit of problem solving to keep the games moving along.

SAMOROST 1

SAMOROST 2

THE QUEST FOR THE REST

ROCKETMAN

 
Sep 5, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / Online Games

This one is a very cool music game. Takes a little while to get into it and find the rhythm of the game but don’t give up. It’s a very impressive and unique game. I really loved it.

See how far you can get (I got lost playing this for at least half an hour).

CLICK HERE TO PLAY AUDITORIUM

 
Sep 5, 2009
Pip Gerard Pip Gerard 965 posts

Topic: Let Loose & Have Fun!! / Online Games

#Got any fun, creative online games you’ve come across? Post a link here for all to enjoy.#