iLogo from mike kerr on Vimeo.
Bunny the web designer has a new computer with a high resolution screen - but there's a problem.
Last fall I upgraded to a retina screen MacBook Pro. As advertised the clarity and detail of the screen is pretty impressive. But one thing not advertised is that to get the most out of the screen, applications and some parts of the internet itself need to be upgraded. Graphics such as gifs, jpegs, and pngs which were previously web-optimized for lower resolution screens often look blurry when viewed on a retina screen.
For photos or continuous tone illustrations, this isn't as noticeable an issue but logos, graphic elements, or vector illustrations often look fuzzy - and this goes for applications too. Some programs like Photoshop and Illustrator have been upgraded recently, but you can visit quite a few fortune 500 companies on the web and will find many with blurry logos when viewed on a new MacBook Pro (and a retina iPad too).
If you have a retina screen you should be able to see the difference with the images on the right. The first is a 400 pixel image and the second a 200 pixel image. It's subtle but it is there.
The animated illustration features some low-fi CG I've been having fun experimenting with. You can see it in hi resolution (not so blurry!) on my Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/62300309