"Remember the importance of phrases...
a piece of something, an entry, a moment, a mark.
This adjusts the pressure of the giant task
of creating the perfect masterwork."
~ Sara Genn
<Naming Convention> What color names strike you? If you are using paint, try doing some color mixing and name the colors you make. Just take two words and put them together. For example, a dark brown could be PONYTAIL CAFE.
<Poster> An idea from i love typography: "Take a movie, any movie, and create a poster for it; only using the title and the bare minimum of ornament." Such potential in this idea! The original post at Able Parris Plays Here, Typographic Movie Posters.
<Olympic Trials> Take two sports, combine them, and describe in words or images the rules of this new Olympic sport. Embellish the rules with imagery related to the two sports and the athletes that participate... balance beam archery, downhill swimming, speed skating volleyball.
<Globology> Get out a map and select a random country far from yours which has a very different climate. Do a few minutes of research the weather patterns of that place. The focus of your page is how living in this other climate would impact your day-to-day life.
<Cruising> Think about the cities you would like to visit and find imagery & colors that make you think of those spots. Design an unrealistic cruise ship schedule that stops at each of these cities, with ports of call, dates, times, treasures to find at each port. Don't forget faux passport stamps.
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