An archive of visual dialogue.

Designologue

Theme
Fear
Initiator
SykChyld
Conspirator
millieroo
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SykChyld

Grrrr, Grrr I say. Nothing says fear like a baby doll.

17 years ago, January 20, 2004
Lincoln

hey that wouldn’t be a Maxx reference would it?

tacosaurus

that was a dope comic book…

xavi

is chucky out there?

interesting start…!

Lincoln

hells yeah Maxx was dope. I was all about it in high school. For a while, it was the only good thing coming out of Image comics. then bill messner loebs (the dialogue writer) left and Sam Kieth tried to do it all on his own. then it slowly fell apart into confusing metaphor-overflowing teen melodrama.

but damn did it have one of the best page to screen conversions ever.

I wanna marry a lighthouse keeper.

Lincoln

you know,last night Dharma and Greg had evil dolls living in their attic. it must be goin around

tacosaurus

I always loved the backgrounds in the Maxx. Clever artworks.

SykChyld

actuly yes it is a Maxx reference. Yeah I got a kick out of Maxx to, I just downloaded like all the maxx MTV episodes and was watching it not long before watching this. The comics were sweet to. Wonder if they are worth anything now?

Probly not.

millieroo

Whoa ! I went from mellow Jazz to this. What a jolt…but I think I’ll enjoy this. What do I say…that I like the color blending? Actually I do like the rather abstract quality of the “figure” on the left.

I’ll be back !

millieroo

Getting in touch with my dark side..

I will be interested to see where “our journey” take us.

…M

17 years ago, January 24, 2004
SykChyld

cool I had nothing to do tonight, and along comes a volly.

17 years ago, January 25, 2004
inman

This designologue is progressively growing on me. I wasn’t too hot on the type treatment in the first image but the aliased grunge type in the second and the attention paid to the type in the third (not to mention the aliased grime) are really doing it for me. Nice composition on that last one too.

bharper

but the imagery strikes me more about horror or fright then fear.

maybe thats interprative.

i agree with inman about the type in the third, altho its not easy to read. its pretty to look at.

millieroo

Back to you. I am contemplating last comment about fear vs. horror. My own interpretation is that horror is something you come upon that is, in fact, horrifying or just so terrible to look at or experience. I think fear is more of an anticipation…whether it be for a split second or over time…that something terrible is going to happen.

Anyway…I probably combined the two in this Image number 4. “Happy” “Happy” viewing.

17 years ago, January 26, 2004
SykChyld

Man he sure does look scared.

It was a hard call it was between the pix i submited and This one, I think I made the right choice. Not sure though.

17 years ago, January 26, 2004
bharper

I find the blood in image 4 very cheesy and not unlike the movie scream. this again makes me think horror.

nerdartist

I think one of the problems distinguishing fear and horror is that they’re mostly combined in movies today. No more chocolate syrup down a black and white shower drain to keep from going over the edge…

The most suspenseful movie I saw in 2003 was “Spellbound” - some of those parents were definitely scary. But if most people were to think of a movie that inspired fear, well, here comes Freddy vs. Jason.

thadwiddle

what? spellbound wasn’t scary - it was hilarious.

millieroo

Still reacting to your volley……

17 years ago, January 29, 2004
nerdartist

thad- you didn’t think those parents were scary? those kids are gonna need MAJOR therapy some day.

thadwiddle

i was in the homeschool “scene” for a lot of years, so i guess i’m just used to the whole geekfest. while academic acheivement is very important to a lot of the families, there’s a whole lotta love too [generally]. so, no, i don’t think they’re scary…just a little accentric :)

the only kid i felt sorry for was the indian boy whose grandpa was gonna feed 5,000 people in india if he won. that kinda pressure is just wrong.

bharper

haha.. that indian family looked wealthy enough to feed 5 thousand indians anyway…

you can eat for about 5 cents a day in india.

nerdartist

I’ve got a bit of love for real homeschooling too (as opposed to “let’s go on a lot of trips and then you sit with your Christian software” like my cousins did) so it’s not that… pressure is hard, but also spelling abilities, particularly at the level of words that you need to do these competitions, just isn’t a good academic achievement indicator.

All that memorization and pattern-matching time would be better spent learning a language besides English, me thinks. Or just being a kid for once… heaven forbid.

n/a, who didn’t get to be a kid until college :(

thadwiddle

good point :)

oh oops. sorry, guys…you’d prolly like some feedback on your dsnlg instead of n/a and i reminiscing childhood…

best image by far i think is no. 3 - like the use of text and the blood, while i’m not sure about the placement, is pretty convincing.

i’m not seeing what’s going on conceptually…who is “you” and who is “i”? what is everyone afraid of? death? being recklessly shedded to pieces with butcher knives? bloody baby dolls? is the audience afraid for the victim (whomever he/she is)? perhaps the last images could have someone actually dead to give this dsnlg some closure…then the fear could be “uh, ok. i’m dead. now what happens? uh, hello?” …or something. just a suggestion :)

so that’s my two cents (with a touch of bad grammar for good measure)

SykChyld

And for my big finish.

17 years ago, February 4, 2004
tacosaurus

thats dope. very nice turn.

xavi

amazing shot, but I’m not convinced about typo positioning/size. Setting it larger and more integrated in the background the whole piece whould reach more fear feeling.

millieroo

Of all of your designs, I think this is the best. It does capture fear. Good work !

cJw

Reminds me of the rot’ that bit me trying to enter the house I rented a room in outside Chicago 5 years ago; porch light was out and the 1-year old rot’ didn’t want to let me in. Once she knew it was me, she backed off, but not before chompin’ onto my arm and scarin’ the shite outta me.

:shiver:

rots are teh devil.

bharper

her face looks intrigued, not scared. but overall the image is frightening enough.

inVZbl

It looks like the precursor to being scared… but then again she hasnt got any pupils, so she might be scaring the poor doggy. Like the feel of it, nice texture.

millieroo

I took a bit of a detour here with my last image…though I am probably in keeping with the “predatory” theme of your last response.

Well …this brings us to the close of Fear. I’ve enjoyed the journey….and the amazing progression. I was always very interested in how you’d respond to my volleys.

Take care, SykChyld. Thanks. Hope we do another sometime. Millieroo

17 years ago, February 6, 2004
nerdartist

Millie - awesome social commentary. Love it.