Did anybody else notice that?
November 15, 2000 9:38 AM   Subscribe

Did anybody else notice that? Speaking on behalf of .com design interns everywhere, there's really no incentive to try and come up with hot graphics - ours is a thankless job. However, there's still no excuse to be completely lame.
posted by NickBarat (11 comments total)
I kinda like the second one. But then, I'm completely lame. ;-)
posted by frykitty at 10:12 AM on November 15, 2000

They missed the neato one that had the stars and stripes superimposed over the White House... it looked like someone tie-dyed the whole building.
posted by Sapphireblue at 10:34 AM on November 15, 2000

I like the one with the check boxes coming out of their heads. They look like empty square thought balloons, which I think says it all.
posted by bison at 11:00 AM on November 15, 2000

The second or the second-to-last are the best ones in my opinion. But truthfully, I can't imagine that there isn't a better option out there.
posted by daveadams at 11:03 AM on November 15, 2000

Is it me or is someone pumping gas in the background of the first one?

posted by perplexed at 11:31 AM on November 15, 2000

all i can say is... damn i'm glad i don't work for cnn.com
posted by ajbriones at 12:38 PM on November 15, 2000

Watching the various news sites' coverage election night, I was kind of struck by how quickly the design dudes could come up with a new graphic. After all, it was an election night that pretty much ruined any pre-prepared graphics.

"Florida! We need a Florida graphic that connotes indecision!" Who knew?
posted by grimmelm at 1:11 PM on November 15, 2000

grimmelm: a friend of mine used to make graphics for a local television station. For the most part it was just applying text to the standard graphics (ie, someone's name that pops up on the bottom of the screen) but occasionally he had to whip something up for late-breaking news in under five minutes.

He had a massive library of imagery available to him, and a couple of well-used filters to run on them (transparency being everyone's favorite) and a couple of guidelines to follow, but I heard stories about him getting the graphic out 10 seconds before the story started.

The crazy bastard doesn't even recognize the level of skill involved in that sort of thing, either.
posted by cCranium at 1:41 PM on November 15, 2000

perplexed, I think it's a hand and a ballot box. That first one, that is.
posted by dhartung at 2:41 PM on November 15, 2000

Don't the 2nd and 6th ones make Florida look like a gun aimed at Bush's head? Do I smell forshadowing....?
posted by grank at 5:31 PM on November 15, 2000

I like the 4th one. It kinda says:

Gore: "Huh?"
Bush: "Huh? What?"
Gore: "Huh?"
Bush: "What?"

Etc. etc. etc.
posted by Hjorth at 4:50 AM on November 16, 2000

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