The Pretenders said it, Etat Libre d'Orange said it (baby) and now I'm saying it, "Don't get me wrong."
Too often as a designer, it's nice and easy to want to hear nice things. Nice things sound nice. Nice things are pleasant. Nice means well and nice makes for an easier life. I like an easy life as much as the next guy, but I want to ask:
Can you find fault with ODOU? What's wrong with it? How can I make it better?
Don't get me wrong, I mean this is in the best possible sense; I want to know what's not so good around here? It's easy to want to hear nice things. It's all to easy to forget that criticism can be meant well. Often in the delivery we/I feel offended and hurt; "This person is attacking me!" it feels like, and we/I would be lying if we/I said, "It's fine." But honestly:
What's not good about ODOU? Where does this magazine belong? What can I do to change that?
I ask because truthfully, I'd like to know. As an exercise in feedback and perhaps some refreshing ideas might come out of it.
Every designer knows that design has a purpose, a function; it's the B between A and C. We/I lose sight of that and take the mindset of someone who forgets their role.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no stranger to criticism, so don't hold back, baby.
What's wrong with ODOU?