Monday, November 23, 2009

What Would Einstein Say?

It never ends....

The wonderful world of photoshop and other art tools. Create anything, any time you want. Handy for print media. Moving along.

Need an eye catcher for your print ad in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue? Got one. Go home all of you, that includes you 110 of the Hottest Guys on the Planet. GM did not pick you.

Behind the cover (page 0) on page 0+1 is a buff Albert Einstein ready to kick ass. With that look and his brain you are tools, Mr Hottest Guys. The Bad; wife took Albert and the Victoria's Secret Holiday book with her. The Good; said I would pull document shredder duty and fetched magazine for a couple of photos. And! The Ugly; A great man's likeness has been parodied to sell GMC Station Wagon to my Ford Taurus X Station Wagon driving wife. Better luck next time GM - you are a day late and a dollar short. Make that many dollars short.

I will conclude with a thought experiment. What would Albert Einstein say about this. I think he would be laughing. Still, I cannot refrain from saying it is a little tacky. Credit wife for bringing Albert looking like a abs-climber-bowflex ad model on TeeVee (morning TV before 7:00 AM).

Photos: I took a picture of the magazine layout to illustrate my critique.

I do try not to giggle. (photo: HP ps 733 )

(Compare photo at right, a cropped G1 phone photo with above. Nothing like real camera controls. Even lame control is better than none. Or worse, software sims that muck up shot. Tried that here and software trashed 3 shots. I am still winning by 6 [1 out-of-focus, 1 wrong filter and 2 pilot error. Rest are bad comp.)

To repeat; It never ends.

No comments: