In case you haven’t noticed, I made some changes last week to the @johobbes twitter page. While I added some graphics to the page, I only did so to get things started. I would love to have some feedback from the class about the visual presentation of our project. To begin, I’ll tell you why I made the choice I did and then ask you to comment on particular aspects (background colour, profile background image, avatar) of the Twitter page.
My idea was to incorporate as much as possible visual elements taken from the book itself. As such, the avatar for @johobbes is taken from an portrait of her from the frontmatter of the book. Likewise the profile background is from the frontispiece of the book. From the overall background of the twitter page I choose a colour taken from the pages themselves. While this seems logical, I find it a little bit too beige, if you know what I mean. This is why I changed the profile background to a green colour, to liven it up a bit. However I am not totally sold on this. The question for you is, should the aesthetic of the twitter page reference the “book” as closely as possible or should we inject some colour or other contemporary aspects into everything to reflect the collaborative and energetic quality of our activity with the book.