I’ve decided to write a few posts about a booklet I made at design school in 2011. The project was inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s incredible book Things I have learned in my life so far. Every page is a photograph of a word (or two) created by using objects to form the letters. The lesson I chose to illustrate is that you don’t have to be like everybody else.
The cover of my booklet Things I Have Learnt In My Life So Far… yes, that’s me in the mirror. I was surprised that this shot worked. Every other photo was carefully planned and painstakingly executed — but not this one. This was completely spontaneous.
You represents individuality and potential. The photo features something from every word/page in the booklet. This word was originally going to be plants (see below) rather than drawings of plants but I didn’t think the images were strong enough.
All of the photos were taken in and around home using only the things I could find on site because I wanted to use the ordinary and everyday to create something personal and unique. I’m not like everybody else and neither are you : )
I’ll post the next two photos later in the week.