OllmannCreative is proud to have improved relationships and boosted romance throughout Berlin. How, you might ask? By designing this bilingual, multimedia website for Berlin’s Bad Breath Specialist. http://www.sprechstunde-mundgeruch.de/ Given that this is an embarrassing subject, Dr Grinfeld’s appearances in the media are quite entertaining – particularly the episode of Sag die Wahrheit (Tell the Truth), where studio guests had to figure out who the real bad breath expert was in a panel that included two imposters. To watch the show, visit the site and click on In the News.
In a major snafu, the wrong winner for the category of Best Picture was declared at the 2017 Academy Awards. As this freeCodeCamp article speculates, if the Academy had paid more attention to typography, they might have prevented this embarrassment. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. We typically read from top to bottom, so key information – in this case, Best Actress – should be right at the top in a large font instead of waaaaaay at the bottom in a teeny, tiny font. The winner’s name should also be larger than the movie title to make clear that this is about the actor not the movie. While not many people spend their days thinking about how much to curve (or not) the leg of a letter R to make it a thing of beauty, most people aren’t overly concerned with typography. But paying a little attention to the sizing, positioning, and weight of text even in every day documents could go a long way towards making information more understandable.
The colors and flag work well, but the designer apparently failed to see that the interlacing of the T and P would serve as fodder for many online jokes. www.wired.com/2016/07/ins-outs-new-trump-pence-logo/
Ollmann Creative has launched a new website for an occupational therapist in Berlin and Brandenburg: http://ergotherapie-hartz-hoffmann.de/
Some of the services at the consumer end include Shutterfly, Mixbook, Pint Size Productions, and Blurb (for text-heavy books), as well as iPhoto for Mac users. I personally have tried Shutterfly, and have found it to be reasonably good for a basic book. For more detail, check out this cnet review. At the professional end, there is MyPublisher, which offers gorgeous leather covers and thick, glossy paper with layflat pages. The software can be buggy, though, so expect to spend time with tech support.
If you are tired of store-bought Advent calendars, consider making an Advent calendar castle for your kids. Paint boxes, cut holes for windows and glue on transparent paper, and then hot glue gun the structure together. To illuminate the ‘houses’, poke a hole in the back of each and insert a bulb from a string of white lights. Magic!