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Submitted December 26th, 2010

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by estevamgraphic

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Intrepid Intrepid Artist from

This is a really nice graphic, but you have to consider that DBH is an English site… Alot of DBHers speak spanish but alot don’t. If you’re going to put text, I would suggest making it in english. Nice job though.

rogerin rogerin Artist from

fiko bacana…so tiraria o texto…mesmo assim votado

Buzatron Buzatron Artist from United States

@ intrepid’s comment:

I don’t know where you get the idea that DBH is a “english speaking only” site.

as for the design…excellent work. i would totally wear this.+1

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

@Intrepid, even if DBH is based in the US, Mathiole’s Memento Mori contains text not in English, so clearly text doesn’t HAVE to be in English to do well here.

Intrepid Intrepid Artist from

Buzatron, I didn’t say that all of DBHers members are from English-Speaking countries, but English is the universal language of this site. Sure, the Filipinos speak Pinoy to each other and the Latin Americans and Spaniards speak Spanish with each other, but the majority of stuff on this site is done in English. I speak both Spanish and English but I use English because this is an English site.

Karyn, while that may be true, Memento Mori’s main thing wasn’t the text. It wasn’t the focal point. In this design, the text is done in a bright color that stands out from the more drab (for lack of a better word) other colors (Note: I’m not criticizing his color scheme, I like it)... Furthermore, Memento Mori is a phrase/proverb that says to remember your mortality. Matihole’s text helps give the design context and show the message. This doesn’t have a message, the text is just a label of the design. If theres going to be a label, shouldn’t it be english?

I’m sorry if I come off harsh/condescending, it’s just a tendency I have.

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

The thing is, without the description on Mathiole’s design, would most people know what “Memento Mori” means? I’d say, “no.” I can recognize that it’s latin, but that’s pretty much all I got.

As for whether or not the text was the “main” thing in Mathiole’s design, it was the first thing that I personally noticed. It was set at the top in the style of a title. Maybe it’s because I’m an English major, but I generally read titles first. I noticed the text “Memento Mori” in Mathiole’s design immediately, and it was only after reading your original comment that I even noticed the text in this design. I found that the white text and the dark text at the bottom framed the face that is in the center of the design, drawing my eye to that particular spot. I found the text in this design to be fairly well incorporated into the design – I don’t think it draws attention to itself at all, actually – demonstrated by the fact that I didn’t even notice the text wasn’t in English until you pointed it out.

You say that this text is just a “label” – I would actually argue that Memento Mori is more a of a label than this text, though maybe it’s because the text is in a language I’m unfamiliar with. As a result, I think the “foreign” nature of the text makes it more a part of the design and less of a label.

As for coming across harsh or condescending, I don’t think you come across as either of those so much as arrogant (not necessarily now) – though arrogance and condescension can appear similar. I don’t ascribe that as much more than you happen to be a teenage boy, haha. In my experience with teenage boys, they are often arrogant and condescending. The important thing is make sure that it’s a trait you grow out of as an adult. :-D

Bmorekid Bmorekid Artist from Baltimore, United States

Nice design! +1

Intrepid Intrepid Artist from

@Karyn
Well I can see why you’re captain of your debate team…
And I’m trying to grow out of it, don’t worry ;)

dandingeroz dandingeroz Artist from Philippines

cool!

daletheskater daletheskater Artist from Australia

looks great!

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