Elda Rotor, John Morgan
Penguin Group (USA)
I was so excited
when Elda and John asked if I wanted to work on updating to Poems By Heart app from the previous year. In the new iteration, we added new poets as well as new poems from poets already featured. With the new portraits came some challenges on how to continue with the existing look. New color variations had to be created that still fit within the existing color groupings and original border patterns created for the new poets. Some poems provided the additional challenge of being represented visually as icons, such as practically all of Yeats’s poems, and especially Rossetti’s poem in which the narrator laments the shortcomings of memory over time.
Working on this project again and being able to add to the existing repertoire was very rewarding and I was very pleased when the app as one of the best of 2013 by Apple.