Blog Post Title: The Simplicity of Thought
I am incapable of thinking simple. That's a weird thing to say, isn't it? And yet, it's true. Whenever I work on a project, I go for the most sophisticated idea possible. And, that's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that sometimes I get the impression that I lean to much on my ability to make something look "pretty", without even coming up with a truly creative concept.
I found this guy's work on one of my regular inspiration websites a couple of days ago. He created posters inspired by some of Disney's classical movies. They are really pretty, but most importantly, they don't rely on heavy visual stuff, like too-fancy typeface, or a crazy color scheme. It's all modest illustrations, paired up with really creative ways of representing in one image, what that movie is about.
I want to go for this. I want to go simple, but with a good concept behind it.
P.S. Todd said something along these lines last class period, except he talked more about how some of us went straight for the visuals without stopping to think about what we were supposed to do. I think he has a point. I think sometimes we focus way too much on the imagery side of an assignment, without really considering what lies behind it. At least, I know I do that.