Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Colorful Layout

Last week I asked my blogging elective students to notice the graphic design on the various websites they were looking at.

"What's graphic design?" they asked.

"The layout. The colors and sizes and shapes. The way things look next to one another." I replied.

Turns out this attention to design is something shared between the worlds of web design and dessert - maybe that's why both appeal to me so much. In Paris, I was once again amazed by the sheer array of color, texture, and shape in the window and showcase displays. Most of the time I wasn't even hungry as I wandered slowly alongside glass cases stocked in stripes of desserts. It was the beauty, as much as the taste, that drew me.

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