Poster-A-Week Revisited Poster-A-Week Revisited There are times as a designer that I have not felt creatively challenged. Sometimes the projects at work just don't allow me to push the envelope. Sometimes the clients are not ready for it. And sometimes I may even doubt myself. A few years back I may have found myself in one or all of the previously mentioned situations. This is when I challenged myself to design a poster-a-week. I will tell you that the design part of this challenge may have been the easiest part. Coming up with a theme was another story. I usually found inspiration from photos I took on vacations, doddles in my sketchbooks, from something I read, and life experiences. The series lasted about 6-months. It was a great exercise. I learned new techniques to use on future projects, for work or for fun. I love a good poster. Giants fans remember "Fear the Beard" Vintage Train Postcard, from images taken at Steam Train Event in Niles Canyon, CA. Southern Pacific 2472 in all her glory Even a replica is classic What do you do if your Son keeps dropping the F-bomb. You give him a poster. Never let a good concept go to waste. Fetch poster image grew from a previous projects skecthes. "Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors." Poster in response to something I read in a forum. A young designer felt that his youth and inexperience made him revolutionary. Better than those that came before him. In my day we were a pretty tough bunch. Vacation photos always provide inspiration for a mock design project Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground SF always has photo opportunities to inspire a mock travel poster My version of the 2008 Eames US postage stamp. I spent hours as a kid connecting with one of their most famous designs Inspired from a trip to a Civil War battle ground. Hung this in my office. The Danish people are often regarded as the happiest. I think it's the snaps. Social Media is armed and can be very dangerous. We may be the target. Creativity in all kinds of space became an agency campaign. If I had a gallery show, this might be what it would have looked like.