Wednesday, July 04, 2007

pantaloon guest post

Today we have a guest post from a genius named Andy
Sans Pantaloons

Cherish the Pantaloon.


The idea for this post was as a blooper reel for the graphics that never made the grade.A selection of Sans outtakes that otherwise would never be seen. Around 20% of the stuff I produce is consigned to the unfinished folder; lacking something, just not turning out the way I want it to be.

Sometimes it's plain just not a good idea, other times my initial enthusiasm wears off and I reconsider. Often what I produce is bad taste.

This was okay, but it just didn't gel . . .

I couldn't get this graphic to look the way I wanted.

This doesn't meet my mental model criteria, and was pretty obvious.

Again, this was an idea I gave up on because it seemed too obvious.

This is tasteless. Comes with listening to Blog Radio.

How we suffer for our art.

I obviously choose whether my graphics pass or fail based on a comparison with my mental model, a filter if you will. Life is full of filters, lint filters, air filters, oil filters.

Our adult existence is shaped by examinations, which are essentially knowledge filters.

We either meet the criteria or we don't. No significance on value. Maybe we are too harsh upon ourselves; maybe in life, decisions we have taken before should be reflected on occasionally.


Doctor Mom™ said...

Your graphics do not "fail" they just get recycled!

Chris said...

I love this little "behind the scenes" look at your work for the same reason I love it when DVDs include lots of deleted scenes.

Zed said...

Sans, as far as I'm concerned, you can do no wrong.

Oh, alright,the Islay Single Jism thing might be over the top :) but in general the work you do is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Those are great.

Lynda said...

90% of my stuff ends up in the unfinished bin.

Mr. Fab has obviously been a bad influence on you. ;)

Teri said...

there's no limit to your creativity.

MC said...

Baby Ronald McDonald would have been awesome if it worked out.

Mel said...

I am still in awe

mixednut said...

A glimpse into the soul of Sans. Very cool. That last one was great!

Doctor Mom™ said...

Say, is that Jen I see playing tennis?

Mr. Fabulous said...

Wow...very cool "inside" look!