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Contradiction Creation

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Submitted by: Kevin France

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Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame.

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Contradiction Creation

For this design assignment, Contradiction Creation (2 1/2 stars), I wanted to take an apocalyptic and creepy Big Brother state approach. I wanted these contradictory text and image pairings to seem almost like propaganda while also showing the “truth” of the situation. I simply used stock images and PS to …

RIP HUMAN RACE: Contradiction Creation

For this assignment I had to create a graphic that was designed for a certain feeling or theme. For my graphics (I made 3) I decided I wanted it to kind of have a “End of the world propaganda” theme. I created these graphics to be ironic, like the assignment …

This makes no sense for a reason…


Not so Inspirational

Design Assignment: Contradiction Creation

For one of my assignment banks I chose Contradiction Creation where I was asked to take an image that conveys a feeling and then overlay text that is totally contradictory to the image’s feeling. I love to go to the mountains because it is just so …

Wayne Gretzky Contradiction

This is my second design assignment of the week. In this assignment we had to take a picture that conveys a certain feeling or theme and then add text to contradict the picture’s overall feeling or theme. I chose this assignment because I thought it would fun to take a …

Contradiction Creation

Feeling good about life today? I was too, until I decided to craft a demoralizing poster. It got a little darker than I thought it would with this assignment. I chose it because the preview image for the assignment appealed to me, in terms of design; it felt minimalist but …

Contradiction Creation

This was the third assignment that I chose to do. This was another one that was relatively easy to do in Photoshop. First I chose a background, in this case it was a peaceful beach. Then I simply used the text tool to place text on top of the background. …


This is a picture I took while driving through Charlottesville and I think it’s beautiful. I love nature and spending time outside because there’s a reminder that there’s more to life than the computer your on and the phone sitting next to you. One thing I find frustrating is when …

A Beautiful Day at Sea

I love contradictions.

Having survived a number of heavy rolls at sea I always found it funny when my land lubber friends would wish me smooth sailing as I would depart for another 9 month deployment at sea.

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Cheers mean their upset: Contradiction Creation

This picture is at the Nationals baseball game. As you can tell the crowd is very excited over something happening, but thought I’d change it up a bit and make the text saying otherwise. I’m a big Washington Nationals fan and found this picture of mascot Teddy jumping up and …

In the eye of the storm. Wait, wrong weather metaphor

It’s been a wild year. I think a lot of people would agree. Sometimes there’s so much going on it’s like being caught in a tornado of unending crappiness, and all the debris keeps hitting you in the face and saying, “you thought that was the worst it could get? …

Need a Little Motivation?


This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them.

To begin with, I couldn’t really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging …

Sunny Day

It was such a beautiful day out so I thought I would post a picture that expressed this. I hope this gives everyone motivation throughout the day! This blog post was inspired by a motivational quote.

“Insert Quote Here”

This assignment was to create our own contradiction creation. The directions were to have a background and a quote that differ in meaning.

Here is my creation. Today everyone lives off of their phone and mobile devices. These people treat their devices like life support, withering away into non existence …

Contradiction Creation

For the Contradiction Creation, I decided to find a negative picture and put positive text over it instead of the other way around. The quote is by Bob Ross, and is probably one of his most famous quotes about positivity, so I wanted to match it with “happy” and positive …


So for this I just searched “peaceful pictures” and saved that to my laptop.  Then I opened pixlr and added a text box and just changed the color and position of my letters. It was funny to try and think of something awful and gloomy to put on this when …

Contradiction Creation

I decided to do the contradiction creation assignment. I found this photo on the internet and then edited it to add the text using Preview on my macbook. It was pretty easy once I learned how to do it. I decided to caption it “Nature Sucks” because clearly that is …

Contradiction Creation-I freaking love these

These things are so funny and perfect. I hate the cheesy photo with some inspirational quote, so the first person to create satire off of it is my hero. For this, it was really easy. I just found a basic nature picture on creative commons and thought of a funny …

Contradiction Creation

The picture looks so soft and loving, but there is a darker story to these people. Agent man bear pig strikes again….

Agent Smith – Contradiction

Greetings, fellow agent. On my quest to infiltrate my nemesis’s super secret new lair, I found this picture which may provide a clue! It’s completely contradictory….so what could that mean?

Agent smith, signing off.

-Agent Smith…

Concerts suck!

For my first assignment, I decided to do the Contradiction Creation assignment. I chose to do a concert picture because I thought it was pretty funny to do a contradiction of that since I am currently at a conference all about campus activities and my role is the chair of …

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