how graphic design changes breakfast


As I’ve mentioned on here before, going back to school to study Graphic Design has changed the way I see the world. For example, this Eggo waffle box. When I’m making Adam’s breakfast in the morning, I’m captivated by the drop shadows, the colour gradient. I’m looking at it and thinking, “How would I recreate this? Where would I start? OK, Illustrator for sure. What font is that? Should I re-trace the letters or try and find a font that comes close, then create outlines and mess with the points that way? Oh look, there is a drop shadow both under the white layer, and under the red…”

It’s no wonder I burn things so much! I get a little distracted.


In other news: if you’re in Sydney tomorrow (Thursday) and you like to attend book launches, do come to the McConnell Library (50 Falmouth St) at 6:30 for the launch of the book “Grey Area: A Cape Breton Anthology of Contemporary Ghost Stories.” I’ll be there and reading an excerpt from my short story “Night Swimmer,” which is in the book. It’s the first time I’ve had a story published in a real book! The launch is free to attend and there will be refreshments. Yay tea! See you there.

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7 Responses to how graphic design changes breakfast

  1. haya says:

    good luck tomorrow!!

    in other news, i think drop shadows are on their way out. flat is in.

  2. Hi Leah…I totally get that feeling of checking things out in an artistic way…..I do it all the time now, in terms of distance, colour relationships etc…it’s so fun! and hey, I think it is so awesome that you have a short story published….i’d love to be there, but i’ll be at our own little Baddeck library telling folks what it is like to be a potter, that should be fun. Good luck tomorrow!
    Cheers, Linda

  3. marianwhit says:

    Laughing. Yep….designer on the way. The plus side is that you will be endlessly entertained by everything, but always wonder how you could make it better.

  4. Ken says:

    I too, notice the littlest things! Graphic design has changed my life and I am inspired by so many things!! I especially love vintage graphics and fonts! I find myself looking for them online, to compare them to more modern things!
    Great post!

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