Some days I get it all together. I manage to match my current mood with just the right outfit; clothes, earrings, hairstyle, makeup…it all fits. I’m sensing “completion” to some extent.
How things look aren’t unimportant. It matters more than we might realize, or like. But by that I don’t mean that everything should look like it “should”, as the people in the know try to persuade us.
The human body, cars, houses, clothes, dogs and cats, churches, hats…they don’t have to follow the rules of the latest trends. They may very well be the very opposite of what the current fashion regime wants us to believe is the Only Look Possible. But they have to tell us something. Our eyes must feel comfortable resting on them, for some reason.
Sometimes I get the (implicit - or explicit?) feeling that we’re all supposed to find certain things ugly, others cute or beautiful. Like every living creature or dead object on this planet have some built in level of cuteness. A tag that dictates it’s aesthetic value.
Or, what’s even worse, that we shouldn’t really care how things look at all. As if that is below us. Which, of course, is complete and utter rubbish. Looks matter. Let them. But let’s not be narrow minded and boring about it. Let’s like whatever the heck we like.
Sometimes it’s hard to say what it is that gets you going, that makes your heart race, that gives you that endorphin high… What combination, what pixels, what part of something blended with something else is it that gives you that buzz? And how do you find a combination that works for everyone? We all know that my hangups aren’t your hangups. So is there a magic recipe for a graphical masterpiece? This is extremely relevant for me right now, thinking about design issues in Power Racing. What is right for
3. everyone else