In design as in life, limitations can often trigger creativity in a way that fancy materials and big budgets cannot.
Picasso’s cardboard sculptures probably didn’t cost him much to make, but his imagination and taste made them brilliant. Inspired by his work, I decided for my “Maker Studio Friday” to challenge my colleagues to design a mythological creature, using only the garbage I had found on the streets that day.
The group was limited to cardboard boxes, egg cartons, Sharpies and just about one hour (because the deadline is your friend).
Strange creatures emerged at the end of the hour, each an uncanny reflection of its owner.
This summer at ThoughtMatter, we’re ending every week with a “Maker Studio Friday” activity. During each session, a different studio member leads us through a hands–on activity that results in each of us having made something with our hands and minds. The activities help us keep our minds open, and pushes us to create better and more innovative work for our clients.