Today's Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights slide of the day features a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, my favorite serif font, and introduces this week's theme: CURIOSITY.
I clipped a portion of this portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. While I love the full image, it would get lost on the slide and not have nearly the impact that the closeup has. This way it really feels like Roosevelt is staring into your soul. In the past, I have used an alternative of this slide that features the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella, but I think that it is better to have this incredibly strong woman represented rather than an animated character.
I used the negative space for the quote and placed line breaks where they fit rhythmically and physically on the page. I also adjusted the space between the lines. It took some tweaking to make it fit well into the space. Let's just say that there is a lot of power in cropping properly. That being said, do not push so far that your image become pixelated. On the version that is uploaded here, the resolution is sharp as on my final slide.
For the font, I wanted to use a classic serif font. It does not get any more classic than Garamond which was developed in the 1500s. Garamond is probably one of the first fonts that kids learn to love and appreciate as it is the font used in the Harry Potter books and books by Dr. Suess. Don't believe, go ahead and check. HINT: Info about font choice for the Harry Potter series and most books is placed on one of the final pages of a book.
This is the bold version and the name is bold and italicized. I inserted an extra space in front of Eleanor to create a strong diagonal line with the E and the R.