At 4 days ago, grime-reaper wrote:
I'm sorry to say this, but seriously, what the fuck has happened to the quality of the signatures being made by this crew?
Im not following you...This is an open membership club where anyone can join and elave as they see fit. They are also allowed to make sigs via what ever means the want. Ive seen good and bad sigs over the years made via MSPaint,Flash,Gimp,Photoshop,PaintShopPro and a few other i dont even member right now.
As a professional graphic designer. I fondly remember the years gone by when young members of this crew would produce some seriously amazing artworks, impressing me with their ingenious usage of the toolset offered by CS5.
Ive been a member and participant of every sig crew ever on Newgrounds...and I can count on one hand how many "young" members were able to sjut show up and wow people. More often then not a lot fo the people you saw as good started out here making utter crap over and over and over again thill a year or so later they figured out what they were doing wrong and started to improve on their hobby.
Now i'm looking in the recent pages of this thread and i'm seeing almost all of the fundamental rules of design being broke, by which I mean:
Ive been a sig maker off and on since like 2002...and ive never heard of a single fundamental rule of design...
Terrible usage of white space
No use (or far too much reliance upon) contrast
Bad proximity/unity of sig elements
Poor use of repetition/consistency
Sounds like trial and error to me...and since we arnt gettign paid or graded I see no reason why a new or veteran sig maker cant make all the mistakes they want.
And don't even get me started on the fucking typography.
Ill be sure to google what ever that is someday.
Awful awful awful rasterisation
And those too...wait is rasterisation a real word?
And this is just from a theoretical perspective, i've neglected to mention how flat-out ugly/hideous the majority of these new sigs are.
theoretical perspective...dont you mean "objective perspective". No no you havnt forgotten to mention it...you jsut used differant words to say we suck
You guys need to go back and learn your fucking basics. This is a terrible shame.
What are these basics you speak of and when did I learn them in the first place...
At 3 days ago, grime-reaper wrote:
At 12 minutes ago, Shaun wrote:
My sig is an Andy Warhol screen print. I'll shoot him an email and let him know you don't approve though.
At 8 hours ago, grime-reaper wrote:
I'm sorry to say this, but seriously, what the fuck has happened to the quality of the signatures being made by this crew?* look at your sig -_-
While your there let him know I dont like most of his work
* People want these quick and free.. of course they aren't going to be quality.Was never an issue in the past.
Yes it has been an issue since as far back as the SSM and ASM days...
* please feel free to start making sigs for people. All you buddy.Think I might do.
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