I haven’t had much time lately, but know that many thoughts and posts are brewing and I can’t wait to finish them. Maybe the long weekend will allow me to get ahead of myself? (Happy Canada Day to my local readers!)
In the meantime, I wanted to share results from my photocopier experiments during my Play Day today. Each last Friday of the month, the Healthcare Human Factors team takes a day to play – to explore, finish, refresh, follow up, and otherwise revitalize our depleted energy. I’d never done photocopier art before, and have always wanted to try it, so thought I’d finally see if I could apply it toward a future poster project.
Although I’m never far from the handmade, this process definitely renewed my interest in the analog. And the truth is, this fuzzy space of creativity is where I think the good ideas are waiting.
You never know where the results of this experiment might show up… I might do some intensive photoshop over top of these flat images; I may add colour; I may use them as textures in totally different illustrations; I may inspire someone; it could end up in our annual report; it could end up on the wall as office art. It could even end up in some shape or form in our next app for chronic disease management.
You never know. That’s one of the things I really love about design. Alas, I also love offices with giant photocopiers and endless scrap paper.