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Designing just for fun?

I was looking at This is Colossal, and there was a post about a dad that illustrates his kids lunch bags everyday and has done so since 2008. I though that was crazy…yet awesome. I was wondering what kinds of things you guys do for your friend and family in terms of art or design that might be unique and maybe just for fun? I feel like we get wrapped up in worrying about the design that’s gonna pay our bills, and we forget that we are artists sometimes. I am sure you all won’t be surprised to know that I Photoshop my cats into just about any and every situation and I use them as greeting cards for my friends and family. Sure its not some Milton Glaser level stuff, but when I get sick of the restrictions of an assignment and I just want to mess around, it is a fun diversion. It allows me the freedom to experiment without any pressure. Here’s a link to the article I mentioned: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/04/graphic-designer-dad-illustrates-his-kids-lunch-bags-almost-every-day-since-2008/

2 Comments

  1. Vnguyen wrote:

    I go and try new restaurants almost weekly. I notice the food, the presentation, the menus, etc. I have become somewhat of an art critic these days, looking at alignment and colors not to mention fonts.

    While I do, do this for fun, it gives me inspiration when doing assignments. Plus it gives me time with family and friends.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  2. Lia DiValentin wrote:

    HAha That is awesome… BEST DAD EVER!!! One thing I did for the girls I coach this year is have them create alter egos for themselves. I do this because, if they turn in to someone else like “Sasha Fierce”, a risk taker, and a tough, fierce woman then it is easier for them to deal with the pressure on race day. Then I will photograph them during races and use the best shots to make posters of their alter ego. I found that in their most vulnerable moment, when they see an intense poster of themselves looking strong and determined it helps give them courage and confidence.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink