The making of I’ll Be Back screensaver

Overview   Process  

When the studio barista is away she leaves a note on the counter:

Designer: Let’s make a screensaver that says, for example, “I’ll be back at 14:45.”

Art director: Ok, but the time should always be one hour ahead.

Kerning each pair by hand:

01 : 2
02 : 1
03 : 0
04 : 2
05 : 0
06 : 0
07 : 1
08 : 0
09 : 1
10 : 0
11 : 1
12 : 0
13 : -2
14 : -1
15 : -3
16 : -2
17 : 2
18 : -2
19 : -1
20 : -2
21 : -1
22 : 1
23 : -1
24 : -2
25 : -1
26 : -2
27 : -1
28 : -1
29 : 1
30 : -1
31 : 0
32 : -1
33 : -1
34 : 0
35 : -1
36 : -1
37 : 0
38 : -1
39 : 0
40 : 1
41 : 2
42 : 2
43 : 1
44 : 1
45 : 0
46 : 0
47 : 4
48 : 0
49 : 1
50 : 1
51 : 3
52 : 2
53 : 0
54 : 1
55 : -1
56 : 0
57 : 3
58 : 0
59 : 1


Setting the width of spaces after the preposition “в” and semicolon.

Working on the logo:

392×120 picture for the setup screen:

The artistic director notices that the screensaver leaves marks on his computer screen.

Trying to change the arrangement and size of the text and logo. Changing the size:

Inversion:

The screen is glowing too bright when the time changes. Putting the text into a bubble.

No, too white. Deciding on the outline.




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