machines and the human touch

21 Jul

I often try to put as much of a “human touch” on anything that I make with a computer. From graphics to music, it seems that “personality” can be easily left out by letting the machine do most of the work.

The DREDGERS UNION header at the top of this page was made by placing each letter in, one at a time, by hand.  I like the slight “tension” created by the letters not being perfectly aligned, as they would have been if I had simply typed them and let the computer decide where each letter was going to be placed.

There are plenty of opportunities in the design process to step in and take some of the control back from the computer.  This post on Design Sponge falls in line with this idea.

-sean

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