Friday, November 05, 2010

About the new header

I never really got over the Moon Song. It has been rattling around in my head since sophomore year in college. WE LIKE THA MOON. There's something about the hysteria, the complete lack of coherence in the lyrics, and the bulging eyeballs. And the line about puffins gets me every time. It has nothing to do with Simon & Ivan. Ivan has no idea I'm putting it up. I just don't have any good header images and figured I might as well keep mining that one planetarium visit.

Also, that is a distressed version of Helvetica called Alte Haas Grotesk. I fell in love with it recently. I'm not sure why. I don't really like Helvetica. But Alte Haas Grotesk is so soft and friendly. In the right context. I'm just telling you because I wouldn't want to be accused of using Helvetica lightly.

Also also, I made the links red. Not sure how I feel about that. I really just wanted the links in the text to be red, but now all the links are red. O TO UNDERSTAND HTML. If anyone feels strongly either way, please click on the comment link. It's red, so you should be able to find it easily.

Also also also, this new look kind of makes me feel like I'm in a Soviet space ship. Except for the hedgehogs.


Anonymous said...

Always fun to visit and to see what interesting picture is now in the header.

Moon Song is very weird - but, in some undefinable way - endearing and entertaining.

You might consider changing the link colors to yellow. That provides better contrast with the black background than does red.

Simon said...

Isn't it strangely marvelous even though it's also extremely weird? I had it on repeat when I was writing that post and it got stuck in my head for several hours. It's quite catchy despite being, er, terrible.

The only problem with yellow is that high school cured me of ever wanting to see yellow and black together again. SIGH. They have much to answer for, color-wise.

Christi said...

I personally like red and black together. And I'm right with you, yellow(gold) and black (with the white text, no less!) would just bring back cougar nightmares!! ::shiver:: I'd want to start singing the alma matter...

... that is, if I could even begin to remember it...

I like tha moonn too!

Anonymous said...

Ah, well.... Did not realize the consternation that the Yellow and Black combination would create. In that case, red will do.