This was a mostly enjoyable and quick read, but I can definitely see it working better as a blog. Maybe it will hurt some things, but it will help other things. So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. Follow Cassandra Garrison on Twitter:. It did not do justice to the designs as it should have.
Also, if you like this book then check out these: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray and The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work by John Gottman. The outreach has been remarkable. Walsh talked to us about the ideas, the designs and the aftermath of one of the most talked about projects in recent years. What was your best date together? Tim: I think for both of us, our parents love it. And reading through their journal entries was psychologically and emotionally fascinating. Jessica and I have always been close and we have always bonded over our relationship problems.
It spurred me wondering if I would ever be bold enough to undertake such an experiment with a male friend of mine. Tim and I are currently undergoing a new robust personal project which will be out this summer. I never read the blog, but I found that while I was interested in the experiment, the day to day minutiae bothered me as I was binge-reading the book. It makes you think about things, question, and learn a little more about you and about differences from others. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Could I risk such a friendship? Of course I know how he dates other women, but this was a completely different set of circumstances. I don't want to give anything away to those of you who may want to read it, but it is essentially this: Two long time friends are tired of being unsuccessful in the daring world, so they decide to date each other for 40 days.
Then again, maybe that's the issue; they focused much too hard on design rather than functionality. Over 80 designers created typographic pieces for the project What's your favourite part of the project? This wasn't an every page thing, but it did bug me when it occurred because I felt like I was missing something. I loved that aspect-- that each day was presented like a journal from both Tim and Jessie. It makes you think about things, question, it's quite an inspiration for everyone who love arts, since it's as important as Tim and Jessie for the story and make it all even more interesting. What has the feedback been like? With one a hopeless romantic and one a commitment-phobe, attracted over 10 million unique visitors, with the world waiting with baited-breath over what would happen between these two friends. As creative people, we love the process of making something provocative that could potentially inspire and touch people. Were you expecting such a big following? Jessica: It all started last year on our way to Art Basel in Miami.
But it was what always happens for us. I did something very public last year for the announcement of my new design partnership where I posed nude. I am a sucker for a good RomCom. This came as somewhat of a shock seeing as the first and second read through were maybe two weeks apart; nothing major had happened i I'd already read the blog but knew that I wanted more. Here is the thing while I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.
It's an incredible piece - as a book story, as a piece of art, as an experiment, as a way to analyze yourself and, of course, as a way to meet your two new friends. I feel like they became my friends after reading their thoughts on very personal things, like intimacy and childhood. It was definitely strange at first. We had to work with that energy between us. We knew we were potentially on to something. How much of the final vision of the site was articulated and how did it evolve? If you are still feeling like no skip to day 37, The follow up is much better than the blog diary imho. I instantly felt that doing a personal project around relationships was a great idea.
For relationships to work, however, need more work than sheer willingness. We collaborated with over 80 designers and illustrators who created typographic pieces for the book for the chapter openings. We are essentially changing the game of online storytelling. After a few weeks of exploring options to purchase it, I finally bought one copy from Amazon. . I found myself reading from the book while being on the website to experience the full impact of the art work. I did find him attractive, we always did get along so well.
What starts as a fun idea develops into something much deeper, becoming an interesting look at the love lives and psyche of the two authors. He had a good idea of a dating project and we thought maybe there is something here, where we could combine what's going on with our lives into a creative project. Many of us don't bother taking the risk. Have you blogged about past relationships? We worked with a super talented designer, Kevin Brainard, who helped our ideas and vision come to life. They enlisted several other designer, illustrator and lettering friends to provide artwork that was pictured along side their daily journals which were shared on their. If you're wondering whether you should buy it after already reading the b I absolutely loved the blog and I remember devouring it daily, along with my feeling and interpretations at the time.
Jessica: I was a little nervous but they have always been extremely supportive of me. Still, the core of the project is still there. They also filled the book with what felt like nonsense simply to have enough to write a book, which was disappointing. We threw back and forth a lot of ideas on the plane. I find myself a little more each time I read through the experiment: much like most other women, I was biased to Jessie, because her story was my story, while Tim gave me an insight as to what my exes have probably thought. I had a bit of input in the nuances of the transitions and animations, but really it was all quite straightforward.
You also can't view the videos duh , which are an excellent part of the project. You also can't view the videos d I first read around the first half of 40 Days of Dating on the website then kind of forgot about it. There have been some rough parts. But the second time around, I identified much more with Tim. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Many of the images were cut off, too. It cuts into a lot of the deign work when turning to the next page, which is frustrating when the writing and art communicate with one another.