Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Florida State

A bitchin' effort from Florida State, if we may say so ourselves. We thank Brent for sending it our way. Do the reviewers agree with our favorable opinion? Let's find out.

Mike:

"Apparently FSU is going for some post-apocalyptic theme.

"There are so many things wrong with this poster. One, never use what appear to be drawings of players when you have photographs. Two, the visual tone of the poster is too dark. I kept wanting to turn on a light. Third, if you want people to read the copy, don't make it blend into the background.

"However, I do like how FSU displayed the schedule. I do not recall seeing it done that way.

"If Bobby Bowden retires after this year, I hope he takes the people that designed this poster with him."

Mike from S.F.:

"I like the way this poster integrates the team colors into a burning background, definitely conveying intensity. I am pretty sure those are textbooks burning in the background, given the team's recent tutor scandals and (future) sanctions.

"I am not a fan of the understated way FSU differentiated between home and away games across the bottom, but really when you're only leaving the state of Florida three times during the season, how big of a deal is it?

"In general, this poster will get Seminole fans fired up about this season."

5 comments:

Kevin said...

Wait...is the title of that poster a play on the name of alternative/emo rock band Taking Back Sunday?

Because if it is, Florida State is totally going to impress that cute punk girl down the hall.

Mike Didonna said...

good call, I forgot to mention that in my review

Anonymous said...

This poster is unbelievable. I don't know who Mike thinks he is, criticizing this thing. He obviously has no clue what he's talking about. Seriously, his review is one of the dumbest things I've ever read.

Anonymous said...

Mike...there are so many things wrong with your review. One, you're an idiot. Two, if you knew anything about design you would be able to tell that those are in fact photos altered by photoshop and NOT drawings. Three, not every poster's brightness has to or needs to cater your aging geezer eyes. Four, you're an idiot. The layout is sound and has a different approach to the way most other sports posters look. It looks great to me.

Old Hat said...

This poster was designed by Old Hat Creative (www.oldhatcreative.com).

Thanks for sticking up for us guys. And thanks for tearing us apart Mike. I'm gonna have to disagree with Mike's review.