Sometimes, we should also judge a book by its cover.

This should be an interesting lecture. Too bad it coincides with my weekly Nihongo class.

Never Say 'Never Judge a Book by Its Cover'

Filipinas Heritage Library presents The Printed Word

Never Say “Never Judge a Book by Its Cover”
a lecture and exhibition by Dr. May Jurilla

14 March 2015 | 3:00PM | Ayala Museum 2F

On the history of the book cover, its function, its art and impact. Of special interest to publishers, graphic designers, authors, readers, and anyone who has ever cared for the look of the book.

P300 regular rate | P150 discounted (students, teachers, librarians, senior citizens, and members)

759-8288 loc 45 or 36

From the Interwebs: Please tell me this was not made using MS Paint.

The shift has been rather slow and I’ve had a headache all night. Nodding to sleep looks very attractive from where I am until I saw this site. You’d think a “business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals” (whatever that means) could afford better graphic artists, no?

Business Insider

I think I could overlook the lighting storm and Larry Page’s instant head transplant. But I wish Dylan Love bothered drawing a selection marquee around Larry Page’s head more carefully. And what’s wrong with a little feathering, Dylan? Or a few adjustments on lighting effects? The image looked like it was made using MS Paint.

Of course, tacky amateur image editing like this isn’t at all uncommon from corporate people tasked to provide images for the next company memo. Many of them might not even have access to sophisticated image editors, so you can’t really expect a job worthy of a fashion magazine editorial (not that all edited fashion photos are flawless themselves).

But Business Insider is a not a website side-project of some company. They seemed to be intent on becoming a respectable business-oriented news website, from my impression. Would it be too hard to ensure that the graphics they use be more professional-looking?

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