Everyone's a critic

Jason Shellen
15 years ago


Regarding my call for feedback on my new blog design the other day:

I took a peek.

You asked, so I'll tell you.

It's great except the lettering on the "shellen.com"

title at the top looks kind of fuzzy and weak.

I know! It looks like it was done on an Etch-a-Sketch!

I think a different font would be better.

Just my opinion.

Otherwise, very impressive.

Love you.


She's not wrong (or alone in her distaste) the logo has been messed up for about 7 years. It's a mis-use of Kottke's Silkscreen font that was meant for small navigational areas where a bitmap would be best. What am I doing wrong? I'm aliasing it or anti-aliasing... wait, I can't decide if I'm pro or anti-alias. Either way it looks horrible the other way too. I hereby promise a new logo design for 2008. My mother and Biz Stone will be pleased and really that's all anyone can ask for in this crazy world.