Simplicity is not about making something without ornament, but rather about making something very complex, then slicing elements away, until you reveal the very essence.
After all the slicing away, you may realize, now that you can clearly see the idea, that it’s actually not very good.
I remember going to see Jurassic Park when I was a kid. Several times.
Going to McDonald’s afterwards and getting a T-Rex burger or whatever their special theme meal was. I remember feeling completely free and happy. Awestruck at the mightiness of what I had just seen at the theater, fulfilled by the deliciousness of the burger, excited by what I would do in the future: I would build a dinosaur park and serve burgers all day to the visitors. I would do it right, unlike those idiots on Isla Nublar.
The dinosaur park never happened (obviously, you’d be there right now!). With age I realized the events in the movie were a warning. I realized it would happen to my park too. Dinosaurs were crazy. Also, I wasn’t Alan Grant. Or Malcom. I was more like Timmy, and that guy was damn useless, wasn’t he?
I still eat burgers but I gave up ambitions to make a dinosaur park. I became an artist instead. But, I’m more like Alan now.
It’s hard to communicate anything without some creative and/or image assets, but can we otherwise make it look a bit snazzier from a graphical perspective?
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
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