Monday, October 20, 2008

Show & Tell: Classification


It's not super exciting, but my classification this week was from Real Simple. The article classified things that cause you to lose your focus: lack of sleep, stress and anger, age and genetics, and modern distractions. Then they tell you how to regain your focus in each of the categories. I liked that they weren't classifying objects, but more so, I really liked their photos that went with the spread. They're done by photographer, Nato Walton (the article is by Kristyn Krusek Lewis). I like these photos because they augment the article's concept. It's very subtle, but look what being distracted causes: mismatched shoes, pouring salt instead of sugar and burning your ironing. It's just that the placement of the pull quote makes you see the mismatched shoes. The circle on the coffee mug makes you see the salt stream, and you see the red dress first but then you see the burn mark pointing to it. So it's all very subtle but it works.

(Side note, man I dislike how the photos display/layout in this template blog.)

5 comments:

Karin Sayan said...

i think I might have to read this article for my own good, It's right up my alley.

simonfong said...

The photos do look good and take up the whole page. The usual classification editorials offer tiny illustration or photo to suggest each category. Thanks for showing us these. I like the content and the design.

deeshopper said...

I like it! I had a VERY difficult time finding examples. I still haven't, actually. I'm still looking though.

deeshopper said...

Deeshopper = Danielle

Samuel said...

Great example! I love it when design and photography is subtle like that -- when you don't notice stuff right away.