i like the arrow/box over the baby's face. changes the whole meaning of the kid's expression for me. "What's on my lil face?!!?" this must look great in person. web compressed graphics do dot patterns a disservice.
fantastic. i'm jealous of every single inch of this one. the way that the "for baby" text is cut off on top..the way that the info blocks the baby's face. if it were me, i probably would've done everything to avoid gettin in the way of the gerber baby. that's why i'm a no talent newbie, and you're a wonderful designer though. great, great stuff! i wish that i could make more constructive comments, but i wouldn't know where to start. i just know that i love it.
I did this cuz the gerber baby is so damn cute and the band is made up of all these hippy guys from other more notable bands. So I thought it would be funny to put a psychedelic background behind the baby, since all those people who lived have babies now and are watching their stocks and shit. And yeah, my type is different than Art's. I like girly stuff. If Art were gay he'd do it the way I do. That is all.
yeah. jamie's typographic sense is MUCH more sensitive and refined than my own. more feminine. she's actually a killer typographer, and it shows. my work is much more crude and i tend to use it for a more expressive or illustrative purpose. usually my type is part of the image itself, however ham-handedly pounded in. it reflects out different personalities rather exactly.
i also want to clarify that type is where a 'designer's' personality leaks out. it's not the same as an 'illustrator', whose personality comes out in the drawing style. after awhile you can spot a well-known designer just by how they use their type.
my work looks nothing like this. perhaps it takes a familiar eye to see it, but jamie's work looks very different from mine. so does hank trotter, so does jeffy kleinsmith (but his is closest.) but they all look different to me.
(the secret is in the type. it's always where the designer's style and persnality leaks through)