Inspired by Cogdog’s ds106 image compulsion, I decided to have some fun with a recent gem “You Cant Exit ds106.” I basically used that image as a backdrop for my own sign slighting riffing off his sign. I’m still mucking around in GIMP, but I have to admit sometimes I miss Photoshop.
Importing fonts into GIMP to get the right roadside fonts failed for me, so I had to approximate. Actually, scratch that, I found these road these Road Geek fonts as a free download. After copying them into my Mac fonts folder in the Library directory and restarting GIMP I could use them no problem. Much happier with this than I am the first go around—I have to learn to stick with design, it doesn’t come easy and maybe that is why i like it so much.
This assignment falls under the Visual category, more specifically “Illustrate 106.” I never get tired of the significance this number has taken on beyond a course number.
Or maybe it should be “Last Exit Before DS106”
I definately prefer the second one Jim
Last chance to leave before being hooked 4 life; )
I am embarrassed by how long it took me to do these, but at the same time it always helps me hone my skills in GIMP, which is not straightforward. I also agree the second one is better, it makes a lot more sense give the addictive nature of ds106 🙂
The “last exit before” signs are great as they speak to making a commitment to take a certain direction (usually I’m thinking specifically of the, “Oh no, no, no, I didn’t want to go over the Verazzano Bridge to Staten Island!”)
But in the case of ds106, it beckons you to go down this road, you shouldn’t get off, all the really cool stuff is just about to happen!
And as for GIMP, I’m struggling to force myself to use it, though I suppose I should to support the spirit of open tools. I just miss all the keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop!
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