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Typography Fifteen - Fall by princepoo Typography Fifteen - Fall by princepoo
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In other places, it's called autumn. And that has a majestic air to it, a beautiful ring of dignity and refinement.

I think this is a good progression for the fifteenth numbered Typography exercise. Fall is change. Fall is watching your surroundings melt into different days. It is an ode to fall, of course, but also a celebration of my evolution into a college student. Fall is mature, unlike the somber subdued winter and the rash and superficial summer.

I saw a leaf fall the other day. I watched people walk by as it floated gently towards the ground, wavering indecisively as to weather [ha] it should plummet or soar, whether it would choose the asphalt or the heavens.

It chose the asphalt, and was stepped on. I wanted to take a picture of that leaf, that sign of change, that post-it thrown down by nature. But I realized, as it fell, how pointless that would be. A photo, though beautiful, cannot capture moments like these. Moments where a single flicker and a fluid gasp carry leaves and cradle them in comforting arms.

Fall in Berkeley isn't like fall in Massachusetts, but it still has the same significance. It's a physical reminder that things change even when we don't think they will.

Seasons pass, winds shift, colors change, and passions... pass. But hearts, caught in the wind like leaves, shine just as brightly.


A return.
A return, to Typography.



Enjoy.
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:iconjauclyn-productions:
Jauclyn-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
this piece is being featured in my upcoming journal.
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zer0reality Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2003
nice.. description..

nice colors too

i like =)
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qwerty-dot-me Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003   Photographer
i hope I say enough when I just add this to my favorite collection. I love the composition and the text is just you / amazing. There can be only one.
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gaussianterror Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003
Pay no attention to the detractors, Sha. I for one like the colors :D

"Basic vectors along with text" are basic indeed, and take considerable skill to form something interesting and innovative.

I can see how the text flows, but I wouldn't describe it as a "canter." Centering it would be to ruin it completely.
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oedalis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww...we luff j00 :O_o:












well...I do. :love:
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
:) i love me too. :D
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itsghost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
Reasonably poor color choice and the bottom leaf conflicts with the text, also its not cantered properly which is kind of distracting.
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
the trendwhores are banding together now? :)

i'd agree that the color choices don't fit the theme of Autumn, but they're the Berkeley school colors, and since the piece as a whole represents more of a maturation of my college experience reflected in the changing of the seasons, i think the colors fit fine. the bottom leaf was cut to contrast with the text, to draw more attention to the only break in the black borders. the black borders were intentionally shifted upwards to draw attention away from the bottom yellow portion and give it less of a heavy feeling.

criticism, though, is good to hear. i think i need to see what people don't like about an image [although sometimes unfounded] to see how i answer those critiques.
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Armada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003   Digital Artist
not being mean or nothing.... but i find this fairly random... Basic vectors along with text.. You flame my art even though myn takes more time and thinking....




later man... i thought with your comments on my piece you would own me all over the art park.. but you arnt man.. later
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
i thought this bickering was over, but i suppose you don't think so.

i guess you just don't understand what i was saying at all.
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:iconarmada:
Armada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003   Digital Artist
i do... but i am jsut saying i thought you had the art to back it up.. but imo you dont...
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
i think you're just covering your heart and mind and just seeing with your eyes.

art can have more meaning than colors and shapes.
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:iconarmada:
Armada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003   Digital Artist
but yeah yours is just colour and shapes... i liek your photographs dont get me wrong but this doesnt make me feel like going OMG WOWOWOWOWOW.
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princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
maybe if you read the description, or read the words, or thought about the meanings, the colors and shapes would combine to create a new image, an experience in your mind.

thanks for enjoying my photographs, though.
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spoox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Wow your art is amazing! :clap: for some reason it reminds me of the Alaskan flag hehehe, but thats because I see it all around me all the time I guess :lick:
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canasian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
A
Autumn fury - awesome actualization.
alliteration;

colours non-autumn-like - more berkeley colours right?

i remember a real non-california autumn...
some years there were tidbits of frost on the edge of each leaf - all fallen or still attached. The wonderful array of colour - red entwined in yellow, brown, sometimes green - for those leaves that had not yet recognized change. i remember making bouquets of leaves to share with my friends -
i remember taking perfect ones and making crayon scratchings - art of a 5 year old.

autumn is one of the best months... preparing for death
only to open the future through rebirth
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
the east coast has it's own distinctive charm.
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:iconcanasian:
canasian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
the east coast is beautiful...

everything has a charm when u've grown up with it... or experienced it. (although... i guess sometimes... they just don't matter)
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o0-b-0o Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
i love the way you use colours with these things.
damn you!
(in a good way)
peace!
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:iconhic-et-ubique:
hic-et-ubique Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
nice rhyme.
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dragonorion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
Hurrah! He's back! Nice work, my friend. Very nicely rendered.

~Orion
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50thousandtears Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
its beautiful.. i love it..
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kellymac23 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
awesome...

interesting how you chose "grayscale explosion" ... i always thought of autumn as a colour explosion.
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breaking-reality Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003  Professional Photographer
A photo, though beautiful, cannot capture moments like these. Moments where a single flicker and a fluid gasp carry leaves and cradle them in comforting arms.

I agree very much...........And I think this way about most nature shots I take. It never captures the moment....

*sigh*
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003
i think i wrote before something like this:

all the photographs in the world
do not taste like their subjects.
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:iconbreaking-reality:
breaking-reality Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003  Professional Photographer
*nods*


Sometimes that is very true...
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Rogue01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
Very very nice! *G*
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passenger-nq Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
very nice color scheme. i love it :nod:
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:iconnihilim:
nihilim Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003   Writer
Starting things off with "and" always works.
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STIMUL4NT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
fall was here earlier than you submitted that dear :) but i love it!
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:iconprincepoo:
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
:) i know, but it's only now that i've had time to breath :)
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s-yl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2003
very good work man
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