An archive of visual dialogue.

Designologue

Theme
SNOW
Initiator
randy
Conspirator
Aarseth
A vintage image
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randy

Hopefully no one was expecting a pleasant outcome to a theme like, snow.

18 years ago, February 23, 2003
cowpiesurprise

Damn, I tried (unsuccessfully?) to initiate this theme with somebody a few days ago. I won’t begrudge you beating me to it, though, because this is an awfully nice start.

Aarseth

Agreed.

To be honest, I was expecting something a bit more upbeat, but that’s pretty damn cool. Give me some time to come up with a worthy response.

stormshadow

had a little inspiration there randy? about 8-10 inches worth id say. my car got stuck on the my own street today. hooray for snowy detroit!

randy

Exactly Stormshadow! Aarseth, there’s nothing upbeat about shoveling for 3-4 hours… In all honesty I was planning to do some “pretty landscape” stuff but with how my back felt after clearing a path for my car, blood was all that was on my mind.

jeromius

Blood and snow go nicely together - but then again, it’s an everyday occurence here in Detroit. Nice job!

Aarseth

Just so you don’t have to squint and read it, the article is about statistics of snowblower accidents after one particular storm up in Albany.

7am: The paper arrives. 8am: Some guy goes to snowblow his property. 9am: Injury. The guy runs past the paper on his way to the phone. 10am: The blood appears to have dried a little bit.

18 years ago, February 26, 2003
inman

Damn Chris you’ve got issues! What’s with you and 2nd images with pools of blood? ;D

I like how you’re riding the sit-down snow blower concept train. I hope you didn’t do anything drastic in the name of Designologue to get those blood splatters (which are very nice by the way)!

randy

The scariest thing about this image is the thumbnail’s file size originally came up as 666 Bytes. As far as an explanantion goes, I wanted to get a little playful. Playful in a twisted circus sorta way…

18 years ago, February 27, 2003
bharper

sick.. really sick.. what a bloody devilish little snow angel!

Aarseth

Wow that little girl is really creepy. I think she’s planning on killing someone with that snowblower. She reminds me a lot of young Damien, if he were a little Amish girl.

Aarseth

Oh yea, and that pool of blood thing? It’s ritualistic. Nothing to worry about till next new moon.

Aarseth

It looks like hell froze over.

This image at the left is the “Devil’s pact, allegedly signed by Father Urbain Grandier of Loudun, countersigned by Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan, Elimi, Leviathan, Astaroth, and Baalbarith.” c. 1634.

18 years ago, March 2, 2003
randy

As you can see I took a vastly different approach. Working with the; Lucifer, Satan, Devil, Hell theme. I found a sketch by A.J. Smuskiewicz titled Satan in a Seaside Village. Then this girl (who looks frighteningly like the little girl grown up) happened to pop into my Google image search for “hell.” I placed the sketch on the cinder-block wall behind the girl, made it appear night with some lighting effects, added a snow effect, and viola! Instant disturbed youth.

18 years ago, March 4, 2003
randy

To further explain. I picture her thinking back to the dreadful snow-blower incident. No, that’s not a mournful look in her eye…

glorymachine

But where is the blood? I cannot believe you left that out. I guess we will have to stay tuned?

randy

I’m leaving that up to Aarseth… He’s got that ritualistic thing going for him.

glorymachine

hahaha!

Aarseth

I’m sorry.. Did you guys ever see “The Breakfast Club,” when that weird girl drew the picture of house, and shook all the dandruff out of her hair to make it look like it was snowing? That’s what this reminds me of.

Sorry… :D

Aarseth

Now we look even further into this girl’s future…

Yes, I realize there isn’t actually any snow in this image. And with good reason: This is the ‘calm before the storm…’

18 years ago, March 14, 2003
Aarseth

For those who are interested, I believe the font (Misproject) is another of Raciffe’s.

jeromius

this DSNLG has taken a weird twist. It’s kind of creepy.

inman

Man, everyone’s going the low-fi, analogue designologue route! Great image chris, are those original illustrations in the background?

Aarseth

Oh yea, analogue all the way! In fact, while you’re up there typing out code until your fingers bleed, I’m here working on an analogue version of this web site. I don’t want to give away too many secrets, but it involves an elaborate network of carrier pigeons and a few loyal chimpanzees. DSL is not long for this world…

As for the image, the background is the same drawing that randy used in his last image, I just colored it. The foreground is semi-original. The fire… All me, baby.

inman

Down with DSL! I think I missed the previous image…oh yeah, there it is. ;D

randy

This was the most difficult response I’ve ever had. I must’ve been suffering from serious creativity blockage for the past few weeks (some would argue I still am suffering). To explain the image; I killed a man, dressed him in riding gear, placed him in a stable, and took some candid photos.

18 years ago, March 24, 2003
bearskinrug

Jeez. You REALLY took that tagline seriously - Your good intentions just won you a learjet!

I think the image is sound, Randy…But what does it have to do with snow?

randy

What does it have to do with snow? Nothing really, sometimes (actually most times) conversations start as one thing and subtly progress or digress to another thing all together. Take a look at the sequence of images; it’s a very natural evolution of thought. The basis of this website as I understand is a “conversation between two designers.” I think this DSNLG does that to the “T.”

jeromius

I think there is something going on between that guy and that horse that we don’t know about. This image has sort of a romance novel quality to it.

Aarseth

Yea, check out the look the horse is giving that guy.. Are you implying some sort of beastiality thing here?

nerdartist

Snow’s falling again… can we get the last picture? I really like the journey this one took, but would love to see the conversation come full circle.

Or full trapezoid, etc.

xavi

agree with nerd… I whould like to see how it ends