Chapter . Radio Zen

A radio dial made possible with a fixed background image

<authorgroup>Marc Designer van den Heuvel</authorgroup>
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TAKING A CUE from his older-model radio, Marc van den Heuvel tapped into the effect of a fixed background image to create a radio dial complete with a moving needle for Radio Zen. The layout flowed from the header, and due to the horizontal movement of the needle across the radio dial, a horizontally scrolling design was almost inevitable.

The classic look was complemented by a strong retro font, photographs of the old-style radio from which van den Heuvel found his inspiration, and a yellow ...

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