Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Graphic Design: "The Vinegar Syndrome" Logo
"Vinegar Syndrome" is a term used to describe the smell of decaying photographic film. As the cellulose triacetate degrades it emits acetic acid, which just happens to be a prime ingredient in vinegar; hence the name "vinegar syndrome".
Back in 2006 I decided to use that term for a series of film and television reviews. Immediately I wrote two: The first was for an old film, The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and the other for a then new one, End of the Line (2006). Soon I will put these up on this blog, and hopefully I will write up a few more. (More are on file.)
It's not as though I don't have any opinions. To complement my opinions I designed and rendered a logo, one which would mimic decaying film emulsion.