Misskari wrote:May I ask why you chose to have it not be immediately apparent? Not trying to challenge you, I'm simply curious.
No its fine. Several reasons. One is because I don't want the eye to jump straight to that blue spot on your shirt. I want the text to catch the eye first and then onto the gas mask, down to the source of the pollution then onto the last words so that it reads in a Z pattern like reading. Whether that works for everyone or not I don't know but I like it.
Next is I really didn't want to do a BLUE bird. In the original I made him green, like a Twitter infect canary or something but that was eating up too many colors and called attention to itself too much. So I just made everything blue. Even a gray bird is blue in blue light right?
Next is that everything is blue for a saturated look. Like polluted anything, it takes on a very monochromatic tone. I would have gone complete monochromatic but did want a slight separation between the man, bird, and the toxic vapors. And BROWN should not be escaping your mouth. If it is, you know its not good.
Some designs really only have one way to color them. Only one shirt color works and so on. This could be on a lot of different colors and if it was a poster, I would have done some bold colors and huge contrasts but it IS a shirt. And even though I want the popular vote, I don't make things just for everyone else. I want to want my own shirt.
But why blue? Well, what color is Facebook, Twitter and MySpace? BLUE. And ShirtWoot, but woot's a cool place.
Too much blue? Maybe, but that fits the theme of just TOO MUCH INFO for me. Hope that explains my thoughts. I completely understand if anyone has a different opinion on the colors. I could go with several different versions but then it just becomes a nightmare. I hope you like it anyway. Thanks.