Friday, October 1, 2010
Seuss Details – Little House Parting Shot
I'm not exactly lazy when it comes to design. I really love to do it. But as field art director I had seven buildings with countless details to manage when the offer came up. This sort of design is easy (and relatively inexpensive) during the initial design phase. But not so in the field.
I knew that each finial would be bent differently because of the crude bending method. By turning and pointing the finials in different directions they would all look different. Also, it's difficult to see more than two, or three of the little houses all at once. Finally, if one were on a mission to investigate the design of each little house, one could only conclude that the similarities were intentional. The similarities give houses a sense unity within the Seuss world.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.