Friday, October 12, 2012

Lil’ Red: An iPad App

From Revisit a Timeless Tale Made Modern with Lil’ Red – iPad App Review by Emily:

Lil’ Red brings a modern aesthetic to the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood. As Lil’ Red’s creators know, they probably aren’t introducing readers to Red for the first time, so they get to have a little fun by creating beautiful streamlined graphics that tell the tale without a single written word.

To quote American Modernist Paul Rand, “Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.” Apps often fail because their design is unnecessarily complex or downright unattractive. Despite falling for the Big Bad Wolf’s Granny impersonation, Lil’ Red avoids this common pitfall and doesn’t get tripped up over aesthetics.

Lil’ Red is restrained, using only black, white, and red in its illustrations, yet these restrictions (along with her oversized black eyes and exaggerated lashes) set off Red’s playful, inquisitive nature.
There's more review, so do click through to read it. The app is available in the iTunes store.

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