Sunday, 23 March 2014

GINS Mini Task 4: Word Art (maybe?)

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Hello and welcome,

     It's been a long time. But I have completed the GINS mini task 4. Let's start with the image I chose. I found that although it's original intent may not have been to show an absence of runners, that's certainly what it shows to me. On to the quotation! I found this quotation particularly significant because it ties to ALL global issues. I was considering another quote.

"If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them." - Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen, pg. 154

     I eventually rejected this as overly self centered, in terms of it only focusing on your problems. In the case of the other quote, the focus is on all world problems. In terms artisticness, I went for a straightforward design. I opted to show the empty race track to symbolize the stop of running, instead of all the things that the stop caused. In terms of keeping the font simple, I didn't want it to be distracting. I didn't want the message to be detracted from because I used Comic Sans and rainbow colours. I think that I need to make one more thing clear. I'm not saying that if you are a jerk and you run, you'll magically no longer be a jerk. I am saying that exercise makes you happy, and that it can help you with problems. So please, go for a run!


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