Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crit Translations from Print Magazine

Here's a funny take on criticism from Print. It was published in their current issue—April 2010.

What They Say/What They Mean

"It's a bit horsey."
TRANSLATION: Unrefined. Try a more elegant solution.

"You need to take a step back from it."
TRANSLATION: You're trying too hard.

"This feels familiar."
TRANSLATION: I think you ripped this off. Be more original.

"Just have fun with it."
TRANSLATION: It looks lifeless.

"It's very designer-y."
TRANSLATION: Too trendy. It plays off too many motifs currently in vogue.

"Something's missing."
TRANSLATION: It doesn't look good, but I don't know what to suggest to make it better.

What are some of your translations?

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