So this page is for anyone that’s looking for a cool idea to do for a project. You’re stuck, need a challenge, want to try something new… This page is for you. These are rough ideas that may one day become projects for class, but for now, check out what I have to offer here and even better- leave an idea down in the comments area!!!
If leaving a project, please be as detailed as possible. If it’s a rough idea, that’s fine… but if you were inspired by another piece of art, please leave a link if you have one- and as many details on what should be included!!
Of course, there’s always cool tutorials to learn a new concept or technique… Check out the Diigo list for hand-picked tutorials!
Looking for more adventure??? Check out the ideas below. If you don’t like them- then invert them. Instead of doing a poster for your favorite band- poke fun of a band you don’t like. use the synectic triggers to get creative with the ideas themselves, not just the implementation or design!
Posters/Ads- These projects should be done AT LEAST Tabloid size (11×17@300 in photoshop)
- Create a poster/ad for a charity or non-profit you believe in.
- Create a poster to promote a positive message (be nice, stop smoking, art is awesome, etc)
- Create a poster that inspires people to be better people. (character, integrity, famous quote, etc..)
- Create a poster that promotes a creative spirit or demonstrates your own creative spirit. (elements and principles, synectic triggers, etc..)
- Create an ad for something you already own. (phone, mp3 player, shoe, etc. Maybe take your own pictures?)
- Create a poster for your favorite band’s next CD
- Create a poster/ad for your favorite TV show
- Create a poster for a movie (sequel to your favorite film? New movie that you think would be great?)
- Create a poster for a book (again, maybe a sequel to your favorite book or series?)
- Create a poster/ad for a new comic book
- Create a poster/ad for your favorite Website (homestarrunner, abduzeedo, gizmodo, tomshardware, brainbuffet???)
- Create a poster/ad for anything (movie, music, game) in Olly Moss , Vidotto, or Exergian style. Google minimal poster for more examples of amazing simplistic poster design.
- T-Shirt design- Check out my faves… Neatoshop, Threadless (suggest others if ya got ’em… and get an EPIC mission reward if your design gets picked up!)
- Create a logo for a company you make up or redesign an existing logo
- Create a logo for a club at school you’re a part of
- Create a logo for an organization you believe in
- Create a logo for your favorite band, tvshow, movie, book, etc…
- Create an illustration from a picture- your face, your dog, your watch, whatever…
- Create a typographic portrait
- Create a poster like any of the ones in the photoshop list, but make it purely vector art
- Create a typographic illustration. Make art out of words
- Create a cartoon character or anime character
- Create an icon for something – experiment with different styles (3d, web2.0, simple, etc)
- Represent a character trait with a logo or series of icons
- Represent a story in a simple illustration (breaking up, gaming all night, getting a date)
- Represent your life in a series of icons (gaming, bed, computers, internet, football, etc…)
- Zombify a cartoon in silhouette… A la this. 🙂
Choose Your Fave App For These Cool Ideas
CONTESTS- ALWAYS VALID!!!!
CONSTANT ENTRY OPTIONS-
Worth1000 Corporate logo contests– Win Cash for classwork!
Palm Beach Tech Conference Cover-CASH PRIZE AND ADOBE SUITE!– 11×17 cover for the Palm Beach Schools tech conference. Download the Call For Program Designs 2012.
ACT Poster Contest– Information Here: http://actstudent.org/postercontest/
Palm Beach Student Showcase of Films: Poster contest. CASH PRIZE! Information down on the right side of: http://pbfilm.com/studentshowcaseoffilms.cfm
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – Art Institure Storyteller- Win a FULL TUITION at Art Institute locations offering photography. DETAILS HERE.
POSTER COMPETITION– Art Institute Competition- Win a FULL TUITION to Art Institute- Worth $40,000!!!! DETAILS HERE.