Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when he (or she) grows up. — Pablo Picasso
The circle, the triangle, and the square. Ever consider that the solution to your complex design problem might lie in simple basic shapes?
We got to experience this first-hand at the three-hour workshop hosted by
The name of the brand must be ‘OXO’.
Only circles, squares, or triangles could be used to create the logo.
We had about thirty minutes to present our work.
Design is Fun
Designing things can be a lot of responsibility. While we were scrambling to make the time limit, we were reminded that designing can also be fun.
Strip away the presentations and the formalities and you’ve got an exercise in pure concept. Dwelling on the thought process of arriving at the logo can bring out the whimsy in our work.
It was rejuvenating to be in the midst of a jangy mix of graphic designers and creative directors and to observe the way everyone thinks.
Complexity Through Simplicity
All complex forms originate from simple shapes. Bauhaus has taught us that, yet we seem to forget it. Starting with simple forms helps us resolve design problems with originality, rather than finding a solution on Google.
Starting with simple forms helps us resolve design problems with originality…
The combinations of simple shapes to form a complex idea is truly infinite and not everything has been explored yet. Baring the essentials shows us how a design outcome can be elegant and intelligent.
Have a go at it.
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