Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sneak Peek: Redesigned Mastheads

Ever play the Game of Life as a kid? I did. Every player wanted to be the one to claim title of Millionaire. We were too young to know that money can't buy happiness. But as the game shaped my definition of "the good life," I thought what better point to start with for a redesign.
Masthead Inspiration and Sketches
In the version of Life my sister and I played, there was one winner. Everyone would race around the board trying to avoid being the one ending up in the poor house. In more recent games, players happily retire to a community or choose to duke it out for title of millionaire. You collect tiles for enjoying life, for example, going on a picnic with your family. The game has evolved its definition of "the good life."
Over the past couple of weeks, I've been sketching mastheads that use elements from the game. (Some of my doodles are in the photo above.) I've come up with five mock ups that I'm sharing with all of you. You can view the five designs on the blog's Facebook page. (Apologies to anyone who doesn't like Facebook. I verified that you can see the images without logging in, so no Facebook account is required.)
Which masthead do you like: 1 2 3 4 or 5?
If none as is, which elements do you like?
The main differences among the graphics are colors, road treatment, placement of "sun," and placement and treatment of the blog's title and tagline.
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.