Project 54

48. Elephant in the Room
November 21, 2010, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Life Savers, Week 11: No Directive

In my Awkward Turtle post, I had talked about my brain storming process and how an awkward song had gotten me thinking about an “elephant in the room.” I created this all (minus the background that I found on the internet) in Illustrator, NOT Photoshop. Anyways, I was thinking if there was an elephant in the room, than there would have to be an unspoken problem (who’s going to eat the cheese), and the elephant would just be completely ignored. I gave the elephant Life Saver ears, that way he could hear what each mouse was thinking. No this image has nothing to do with the promotion of Life Savers, the elephant is just using them for better hearing.

Yes, my elephant drawing was inspired by Dumbo.


47. New Life Saver Logo
November 20, 2010, 5:03 pm
Filed under: Life Savers, Week 11: No Directive

As I had previously stated in an earlier post from this week, I had been looking at past art work I had created and I came across a really crazy font I had created in Illustrator about 2 years ago. So I used that font as an inspiration to create a new logo for Life Savers. Granted, it looks more like it belongs on a cereal box, and not a candy logo’s font, but I really felt like trying something different.

46. Awkward Turtle
November 20, 2010, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Life Savers, Week 11: No Directive

Yesterday, while I was brain storming on something to create, I was listening to a song about a very awkward situation. Normally my brain storming process involves word association, so it went like this: awkward situation song→ elephant in the room→ animal→ awkward animal→ awkward turtle. I stopped at awkward turtle, because I thought would would be more awkward than if a turtle were to meet another turtle made out of Life Savers and was basically a fake/ imitator/ poser. I would personally find that extremely awkward if I were to meet a another person just like me, made out of Life Savers.

45. Etch-A-Sketch
November 19, 2010, 9:55 pm
Filed under: Life Savers, Week 11: No Directive

About 3 years ago I had drawn my Etch-A-Sketch in Illustrator, and as I was going through my previous art, I thought of doing something with it and Life Savers—hence, the image. I realize if we were critiquing it, people would be like “Okay it looks like a plop.” or “So what?” I don’t really have a response to either of those, this is just something that is what it is.

44. Happy Thanksgiving
November 19, 2010, 7:35 pm
Filed under: Life Savers, Week 11: No Directive

Since there was no directive this week, I was feeling really festive and excited about Thanksgiving, so I decided to try and make something with the holiday that looks somewhat like a greetings card.