Flash Post: Express Yourself
What It Is: Some back story. The book on the left was actually kicking around my old agency. Whenever someone needed a little mental break, they’d often hole up in the designer studio and doodle one of the 642 Things the book offers up – from a pair of dice to a dolphin (we also signed our names to our creations). How you use the book is really up to you – practice drawing individual items, create a visual journal, or if you take a quick Google search at how some intrepid artists have interpreted the design assignments, use the prompts as a jumping-off point for dazzling sketches. The book on the right however, is probably more my speed. It features 642 prompts you can fill up at once or over time – like ‘Things that can happen in a second’ or ‘Write Facebook status updates for the year 2017’. The idea isn’t necessarily to get all introspective, but to just let your mind wander freely for awhile.
Who It’s For: Your University-aged cousin, to help them procrastinate on that mid-term paper. Your graphic designer friend, so they can do like my agency did and start a communal drawing ‘yearbook’. Your insomniac best friend, so she can quiet her mind with some free writing or doodling.
What It Costs: Each book is $19.95 (list)
Hey, do you want an entry into Friday’s Almond Board of California giveaway? Simply tell me in the comments below: which of these two (or three) books would you pick and who would you gift it to?