You Can’t Be Great At EverythingPosted: May 8, 2012
You can’t be great at everything.
Growing up, I played the cello, the clarinet and the piano. I played soccer, tennis and softball. I went to Space Camp and acting camp.
I will openly admit that I wasn’t great at any of these things. I was good at some of them, but never great.
I’ve always thought that was sad. Then recently, Jay-Z designed a logo for his NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets. Yup, Jay-Z. Rapper, songwriter, record producer Jay-Z. He designed a logo. A brand identity in fact:
Thanks to UnderConsideration for the logo imagery
And not surprisingly, it’s not good. To me, it seems half-assed. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the typography. From super-dense tracking, to super-loose tracking, to straight-up distorted type.
So, ya see? It’s okay! Even Jay-Z isn’t great at some things.
Tell me, don’t you feel better about yourself?