42 days in. It's not easy. It's tough. Some days I feel like the output is a shit A-level project and I get sad. Other days it feels like fun and like the best days on Foundation and I feel glad. Some days colleagues like my effort and use it at work. That makes me feel super happy. Sarah and Lorena were bigs fans of this one.
Since we last spoke, I tried to make them more like tshirts. Here is one I liked.
and here is one I hated.
It basically works, but it gets pretty dull pretty quickly. They feel too boring and too computer generated. Reliant on Illustrator skills to make them work.
So I started breaking the rules and mixing it up a bit. And I tried to make them a bit more fun.
And in the last two days I seem to have dropped the type.
Finding the time every day is hard. Keeping it moving so you don't get 100 days of the same thing is hard and coming up with the 'stories' is hard. Making them good is hard.
I'm also desperate to commission someone. This is a hangover from my agency days where we would do things similar to this, but we'd get an idea as far as the sketches above and then get someone good to do it, like Anthony Burrill. I might try and cadge some favours before the 100 days is up.
I'm trying to do them all on the actual day and I'm trying to do them all very quickly. On average they take between 30 minutes and an hour. They seem to be better on Monday and Tuesday than the rest of the week.
I'm also off to see the Professor in a few weeks, so I need to get something ready to show him.