What a day! How are you feeling?

5th November 2008 by Denise

Some of the MOO Crew are a bit tired today, after staying up till the wee small hours watching the USA election results as they rolled in. Election fever has touched everyone around the globe, feelings are running high – and people are documenting how they feel everywhere. Brendan Dawes, designer, developer, author and all-round lovely chap, has found a way capture this mood.

Using the combined power of the We feel fine and MOO Api he’s created 100 Feelings felt. It pulls out the most recent 100 feelings from We feel fine, and creates 100 different MiniCards. It’s a perfect snapshot of time – each MiniCard is printed with a description or emotion on the front, and the name of the feeling on the reverse (happy, sad, angry etc) – along with the date and time the feeling was felt. It’s a wonderful piece of history you can hold in your hands.

These are some cards he created while developing the site:

So, have a break from your news feeds, and see how people really feel.

Comments (7)

  1. kang:

    Hi there, I’m interested in using moo minicards as an offline method to promote my blog …

    I looked at the standard service, which lets you pick 100 images – but the text at the back will be the same for all 100 cards right?

    Is it possible to match 100 different texts to 100 different images on the 100 cards?

    IE: My idea is to use an image from one of my blog post on the front and at the back, quote a sentence from the post with the date posted and also the link back to my blog at the bottom of the card.

    Please let me know, moo is awesome and I really wanted to start using it to promote my site !!

  2. Denise:

    Hi Kang,
    At the moment, it’s not possible to have different text on the reverse of every MiniCard.

    What you can do however, if you import your images via Flickr, is import metadata for each image.

    When you come to personalise your cards, add the static text you’d like first, eg your Blog name and url, then click on the dropdown menu for one of the other lines. Choose ‘title’ and this will print the title of every flickr picture you use – so a different title on each card. It’s not ideal – but it might be a good hack to get what you want.

  3. kang:

    cool:D I’ll try that hack – just one question, color profiles. I am uploading to flickr with generic sRGB – is this sufficient for the pics to turn out right?

  4. Denise:

    hello – yes, sRGB is fine – we apply a colour profile at the back end, which accounts for the laminate, type of printer etc, and also handles the RGB to CMYK conversion.

  5. Dave:

    Are you willing to share that profile with the rest of us? It would make it so I can check the color proofing on my end before committing to a large order.

  6. Simon G:

    Hi Dave,

    You can find all the information about our Colour profiles right here: http://www.moo.com/help/faq/templates-and-guidelines.html

    Hope that helps!

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