Software that makes placemats

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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 20:43 Fri 22 Nov 2019

Doggett wrote:
20:55 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Personally on the latest iteration for the Rebello Valente tasting, I think the droplets detract from the classic nature of the placemat and is like a very light version of Pollock’s number 14. I am all for pimping up the mats but this one is not for me... thoughts?
I’d like to know what others think.

Some food for thought.

• From the log page of the Rebello Valente placemats: “Droplets will cover approximately 7.3% of non-margin bare page (ignoring overlaps and hollow inners, assuming no sharp turns, etc).”

• Thoughts on other decorative things? E.g.,:

◊ Spirals, Messias tasting 23 Oct 2019:
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◊ CrossHatching, 1994 tasting on 11 June 2019:
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◊ Flowers, Blind and Informal tasting on 21 May 2019:
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◊ Stars, DRT’s Annual Elixir tasting on 26 Mar 2019:
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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by Doggett » 22:33 Fri 22 Nov 2019

Quite liked the spirals, flowers and crosshatching. Not sold on the stars but the bold defining of the main elements is good to my taste a la Flowers.

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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by Glenn E. » 23:08 Fri 22 Nov 2019

I like all of the above for different reasons. But if I'm honest, I probably won't use these features. We're pretty basic with our placemats and are very happy with just the core functionality.

I might try spirals (or anything else that fills the circle) some time. For some reason filling the glasses circle is more appealing to me than filling the empty space between glasses.
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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 00:53 Sat 23 Nov 2019

Glenn E. wrote:
23:08 Fri 22 Nov 2019
For some reason filling the glasses circle is more appealing to me than filling the empty space between glasses.
Is this a quirky feature of Simon and our American cousins (and hence perhaps ignorable), or is this a general preference?

Doggett wrote:
22:33 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Quite liked the spirals, flowers and crosshatching. Not sold on the stars but the bold defining of the main elements is good to my taste a la Flowers.
Flowers not so different to the Stars (compare this use of Hearts). Why the different preference?


I seek guidance.


Reminder: many many placemats shown at the list of placemats.

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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:56 Sat 23 Nov 2019

Doggett wrote:Quite liked the spirals, flowers and crosshatching. Not sold on the stars but the bold defining of the main elements is good to my taste a la Flowers.
Ditto

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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by Glenn E. » 01:26 Sun 24 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
00:53 Sat 23 Nov 2019
Glenn E. wrote:
23:08 Fri 22 Nov 2019
For some reason filling the glasses circle is more appealing to me than filling the empty space between glasses.
Is this a quirky feature of Simon and our American cousins (and hence perhaps ignorable), or is this a general preference?
It is such a mild preference for me - on a feature that I'm not likely to use anyway - that it can be safely ignored, at least as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 15:14 Sun 24 Nov 2019

Is it the shape of the flowers versus that of the stars? Or is it that in the examples above the stars are pale on pale, whereas the flowers are pale on dark?

Compare, for example, the 1963 horizontal on 10 April 2018.
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Or, similar, the Cockburn vertical on 02 Oct 2018.
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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by PhilW » 20:40 Mon 25 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
20:43 Fri 22 Nov 2019
I’d like to know what others think.
I tend to prefer a single pattern on a set of placemats - or at least a coherent one; so:
- outline or solid wording, with pattern filling in circles and clear background
- outline or solid wording, with clear circles and pattern filled background
- pattern-filled wording, with clear circles and clear or same/related pattern background

So, for example, when a pattern is used in the background (rays, diagonals, spirals, sperm and others) I prefer empty circles; or vice versa. Matching background and text-fill can be good (complementary might also work well).

Where a pattern is used to fill the circle, it should not also fill the text, which should then be clear or solid; noting this is as per your Messias example above, but not always per previous placemats.

Am not keen on gray-and-pattern-filled text (such as flowers example, or stars example), nor black-and-pattern filled text.

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Re: Software that makes placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 00:45 Tue 26 Nov 2019

PhilW wrote:
20:40 Mon 25 Nov 2019
I tend to prefer a single pattern on a set of placemats - or at least a coherent one; so:
- outline or solid wording, with pattern filling in circles and clear background
- outline or solid wording, with clear circles and pattern filled background
- pattern-filled wording, with clear circles and clear or same/related pattern background
Please post some examples (the dates would suffice) of near-fails and only-just-successes.
jdaw1 wrote:
00:53 Sat 23 Nov 2019
Reminder: many many placemats shown at the list of placemats.
Thank you.

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