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Okay, here's the third (and, with luck, final) go-round.

I've alphabetized all the definitions and done some tweaking of some of them. I think this makes for a much easier to read poster, though one consequence of doing that is there's a definition in the right-hand column that is broken. Sorry, not much I can do about that.

I've also gone back to the parchment background. I tried a number of different styles of background, from metal to abstract swirly things, and I don't think any of them work nearly as well. However, the observation that the parchment doesn't really fit with the modern sans-serif typeface on the title is a good one, so I've changed the typeface on the title (and on the names of the circles in the Venn diagram).

I think this is pretty close to the final design. Let me know what you guys think!

As usual, clicky the image to embiggen.


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May. 2nd, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Looks awesome!
May. 2nd, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
This is REALLY sexy. I wish I could afford to find out how many classrooms there are in the local high school and order enough to post one in each room. They have to learn critical thinking skills somehow. I'll order one for my son's room at least,
May. 2nd, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
I'm not seeing this in your store.

Also, any chance of a bundle with the human sex map?
May. 2nd, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Nope, it's not actually up in the store yet. I still want to have a test print made and suchlike. Soon!
May. 2nd, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)

Please post an update when you've decided it's good enough and it's up in the store.
May. 2nd, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
Oh my; what hath Science wrought?? It's looking pretty damn beautiful and alphabetizing the entries is extremely useful.
May. 2nd, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
Lovely! On reflection, I do like the parchment background better than the grey one.
May. 2nd, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Curious as to why the "pen scribbles" for the colouring. It looks distracting, to me. We have hard-edged circles, perfectly aligned text... and then scribbles.
May. 2nd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
I like that part, as it has a certain whimsical poetry, considering the contents of each area of the diagram. Also, if each one were solid, the whole thing would be more visually boring. I think it draws interest from afar this way.
May. 3rd, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
I actually tried it with plain circles first, and the result was...underwhelming. Visually, it didn't create interest. I did a few variants (such as with the black outlines roughened as well), and the scribbles created what I thought was the best look.
May. 2nd, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm not fond of the broken-image-looking Xs myself. Are Xs even really necessary?

(But this is so cool. And I will buy one.)
May. 2nd, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Definitely like the parchment better & the serif fonts for the titles look more tied-together too!
May. 2nd, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
You've probably wrestled all over with column widths and breaks and spacing, but someone in graphic design may have a suggestion you haven't thought of as far as bending or breaking a rule to avoid splitting a definition across two text blocks (right side). Could involve kerning or changing your assumptions about uniformity somewhere it won't be noticed.

Easter egg colors are fun with the bunny ears.
May. 3rd, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I've actually done quite a bit to try to prevent the break, including changing kerning and letterspacing, and it doesn't seem like it's realistically going to happen. I think the advantage of alphabetizing the definitions makes up for it, though.
May. 2nd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, I just started reading some of the copy, and some of the definitions seem like they need work/review. Have you run this by a herd of freshman philosophy students yet? Generally though, the examples seem like they are intended to be useful or funny.

You also might want to say somewhere that this isn't a complete list of all possible logical fallacies.
May. 3rd, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Well, I've ordered a proof, so if you have any ideas for reworking the examples now's the time! :)
May. 2nd, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Make sure you bring a bunch to Dragon*Con to sell, and put a flyer or something on the Skeptical Resources stand that I'm bringing to set up in the Skeptrack!
May. 4th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
When can we buy this printed poster-size?
May. 4th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
I have a proof being shipped to me right now. If all looks good, it'll be available starting next week!
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