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The Eyes Have It

I like to think that McLuhan would have enjoyed Layer Tennis. His quote here is an apt description of the game.

Thomas plays a classic “multiply” shot. Take an element from incoming volley, and go to town with Photoshop’s Duplicate command. Cmd-D, Cmd-D, Cmd-D. Colors, texture, tone, all carried over from Weaver’s previous shot. The type has changed from Helvetica back to Knockout, however -- and the message has changes as well.

In addition to being what you can get away with, art is also about standing out. And that green eye — it just grabs you, no?

As a technical quibble, I think Thomas is pushing the limits of legibility with the size of the text for the quote attribution, here. Could you read it if you didn’t recognize the quote as so utterly a McLuhanism?

Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by John Gruber.

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