I wonder what's the origin of the name for the hero image. Do you know where it comes from?
I wish the Hoefler&Co site would have a hero image of Gotham on their homepage.
I guess it's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
I love the smell of puns in the morning.
You sir are a genius. A perfect pun blended bewtween my three favourite things.
In theater and film, a hero prop (sometimes just "hero") is a prop that is intended to be seen close up so it's a lot more detailed than others. That's the oldest definition I know.
Heres a link for those interesting in knowing a little more:
So I guess its not just a close up but also a prop thats part of the story in a big way. (Think "The ring" in LOTR)
Great, thank you both Nick and Jonathan! It's interesting how we adopt terms from other branches :)
It's much better than calling it a" money shot" which I swear went through an old company I was working for like wild fire. Everyone was saying, "money shot" " where's the money shot?".
It was bad.
Hmm...someone should school them on connotations.
hahahaha amazing. I worked for a TV station for a while and they had one shot at a camera they really liked that the production guys jokingly named 'the money shot' because our producers loved using it so much, once the newsroom got wind of it, that's just what the shot was now called. To make it better, one time live on air, one of the anchors wasn't at their assigned shot, and I kid you not, the guy, Jeff, goes 'Diana, get to the money shot.' My producers were MORTIFIED, i found it quite hilarious.
Oh man, that is gold.
For me, much bigger mystery is why Americans call a french baguette a Hero.
There's no explanation.
it's not a baguette.
I'm more familiar with the term "Sub." (because it kind of looks like a submarine?) Depends on the area of the US you're from.
sub, wedge, hoagie, hero, grinder, baguette.
Sub seems to be the most common around the US in my experience.
A baguette is a type of bread, not a type of sandwich.
You are correct, but wikipedia considers it a sub sandwich -
A submarine sandwich, also known as a sub, wedge, hoagie, hero, grinder, baguette,
I believe it was after Bonnie Tyler retired as a singer and went into Art Direction.
She could be heard asking for Heroes in web design, possibly as early as 1995.
One quote was even put up on the wall of her design studio:
"I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero"
For some reason I've resorted to calling this area the 'masthead'. Think it might be a newspaper thing.
This feels like a trap
lol I was wondering the same thing when I was saving a few close up shots of the iPhone from the Apple website.