Magical Light Sabres?…….
As a designer I know the importance of designing a really good design piece. I also know time management makes designing something a little more difficult at times….. A crunch in time could result in having negative impacts such as….
- Sloppy cut lines
- Short-cuts that show negatively
- Work not as clean as you would like
- Idea wasn’t fulfilled
- Sloppy layer management
- Deadlines not met
The latest Star Wars edition of Insider magazine had me completely shaking my head in disbelief……The complete cover and my explanation is shown below.
This cover is good in terms of the focal point being on Kylo Ren….other then that….this cover is nothing impressive at all!! Here is why….
- White stroke on yellow background – needs to stand out
- Horrible effects on cutting words “Star Wars” in half
- Effects are not even aligned to the edge where light sabre cuts through
- No need for sparks, Star Wars sign isn’t metal
So to fix some of these issues, I spent 20 minutes on correcting some of these problems. Here is my final result!
I believe importance should be focused on trying to understand the concept given. Brainstorming, using all resources as your disposal before designing is important to me. This primary concept was the light sabre burning through objects. A light sabre doesn’t just cut objects with special sparks and clean edges. It almost melts/burns anything at extreme heat……adding a little smoke would have been a good idea too. But the designer using sparks and only sparks was an extremely poor way to convey this message……especially being that one spark was not even touching the edge….this was just sloppy design, more time should have been taken researching how light sabres burn….especially for something as popular as Star Wars….NOW FAN BACKLASH ENSUES…..