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  • The making of I’ll Be Back screensaver

    Overview   Process  

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

    budu process 01

    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.

    budu process 02

    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:

    budu process 03

    392×120 picture for the setup screen:

    budu process 05

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

    budu process 07

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

    budu process 08

    Inversion:

    budu process 09

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

    budu process 10

    No, too white. Deciding on the outline.


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