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So Many Distractions by Chromakode So Many Distractions by Chromakode
Trying my hand at visual poetry... I think this will be familiar to many :)

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:iconzlatty:
Zlatty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
nice one i like it
the variaty of fonts and colors is cool
well done
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Thanks for checking it out, hyper-psycho! :D
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:iconzlatty:
Zlatty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
:nod:
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abirato Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very nice - what too used to do these well shaped fonts ?? ? (coz i hink my gimp sucks with fonts :S

cheers
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005
Thanks abirato! The fonts I used are the 3 major "open" font varieties: Bitstream Sans/Serif, FreeSans/FreeSerif, and Nimbus Sans/Roman. For all of these I kerned em really narrow, so that may add to the reason they look a little different. I'm not sure how gimp handles kerning (haven't used it for typography), but in inkscape you can use alt-shift-< and alt-shift-> to affect text kerning. Hope this helps :)
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abirato Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thx very much for the informations :)

bye & cheers
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Volcanic-Penguin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat idea, and well made.
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newspin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
great work. i really feel like this alot. i think this displays perfectly the layout of feelings and emotions in the sense of distraction. wonderful job!
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Givkodr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Hey Chroma - I just had to add this to my favorites... you know me, I love all your stuff liek this ;)
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princepoo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
i like this a lot. i'd suggest a few minor changes, though, like the kerning on 'distraction' could be evened out a little more; also, the serif font you've used seems to break the nice flow of sans serif text, and adds a dimension i'm not sure i like. i'm really like the "to waste the time that i had" part, and the color of the whole thing. maybe your tracking is a little narrow, but i think it adds to the feeling of distraction. i'm in love with the way your "many" and "distractions" come together though, that's truly fantastic. it's my favorite part of the whole piece. the background adds a nice texture, but i'm not sure what i think about the target-esque bullseye in the back.

great job, keep it up. typography is an art too far underappreciated. there isn't even a category for it, even though it's such an important part of design.
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
princepoo - thank you so much for the detailed critique! I really appreciate your pointers... I love experimenting with typography, and would like to learn more about it. I've tweaked up the kerning on the big "Distraction", good spot - and I definitely think that there should be a typography section on deviantART :D
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maru0000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Reakky awesome
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Midknightdesign Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Couldn't sum it up in any other way. Great job!
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:iconvozzz:
vozzz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Looks really cool. I'm not into poetry that much, but that's actually really cool.
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Exdaix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
I hope your going to college for Graphic Design.
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Thanks! ^^;
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leetyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
This is great. Very, very inspiring.
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Thanks! :D
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leetyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
You deserve the complements. FREELANCE FREELANCE!
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mykel-- Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
ooh love it! brilliant layout, as usual. i find it interesting that your representation of being distracted includes feelings of helplessness. use of blue (the depression color :D) in the background is most effective with this idea. well done, :+fav:!
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Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Thank you very much mykell--! I definitely think feelings of helplessness play a part in distraction - taking the blame off one's lack of diligence. Very interesting analysis on the color... I never thought of it that way! I originally made the gradient to start the piece, and the text evolved on top afterwards. What you said makes a lot of sense - blue felt right for the picture. Thanks! :D
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Lunasmight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
So very true, Chromakode...So very many distractions...
Very interesting...And it most definitely fits the title and theme!
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Yes... way too many ;) Thanks Lunas!
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Double-or-Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Another perfect oe. I love this one. Lovely. I really doo.
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:iconchromakode:
Chromakode Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Thank you very much!! That means a lot to me. :D
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Double-or-Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
No worries. It' so legit. Very chill.
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