Revised is on the right.
Your design is very visually pleasing. The color scheme and geometric shapes look awesome. However, as a timeline, it’s a little confusing. It took me a few minutes to really understand how to read it, and even still the arrangement didn’t flow as naturally as it could have. Your design idea has a ton of potential, but I think it should be rearranged to be more cohesive and understandable.
I love the way you emphasized time with overlapping shapes but, like Ambra mentioned, I do think that it is a little confusing to follow. I think this confusion may be due to the turns the timeline takes as it travels across the page and how the shapes don’t seem to turn with it. Also, due to the size of Gutenberg Printing Press, it almost looks as if it’s the title. I understand wanting to emphasize the press because of it’s importance to the evolution of typography but in my opinion it is a little too much of a variation from the rest of the items featured on the timeline.
Hey thanks for the ideas! I knew I was missing something but couldnt put my finger on it (spent too long looking at it). A good tittle placement could give a good way for the eye to move along the page and make it simpler to understand. I will tinker with the flow and send some updates!
Thanks again for the suggestions, lmk what you think of the update?
I love the way your brain works, Ivan. The layout forces engagement and interactivity. It’s not an easy read, but it is worthwhile and delightful. … As for improvements, I would knock up the contrast in the type a bit, in part to make it more legible, but also for balance against at that dark black. Please also fix the spelling on Caslon.
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