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John Gruber's Layer 8 Commentary


Oh my. What a shot.

Let’s count the ways this shot works:

  1. It’s a strong continuation of the visual theme from Thomas’s incoming volley: red on yellow, the circle, the layout, a quote from Frank Lloyd Wright. This shot and the one preceding it fit together like two parts of a whole.

  2. The quote self-referentially describes the volley itself. There is less in this shot, but there feels like more.

  3. It’s better. The type is better.* The layout is more clear. Even the shade of red — the only thing that has changed about the circle — is better.

This is the sort of shot that wins a match. This has been a great match, from both players, but all of a sudden I can’t think of any volley other than this one.

* Disclaimer: Yours truly is a well-known sucker for all-caps Futura Bold.

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

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