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Minimalize Your Philosophy

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Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept. Extra challenge: Try to include a unique element that makes it YOU. Don't forget to explain your thought process. :)

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Making the World a Better Place, One Design at a Time

I chose the Minimalize Your Philosophy assignment, worth 2.5 stars, because I wanted to try my hand at designing something from scratch. I wanted to take into consideration Vignelli’s points as well. I focused mostly on choosing the right font and keeping the spacing of the design aesthetically pleasing. …

Whining about Wanderlust, Part II: Its My Philosophy!

For 2.5 stars, I decided to do the “Minimalize Your Philosophy” Design Assignment. As per usual, I utilized Drawings in Google Drive. But since this assignment was relatively easy, this time I took more screenshots than ever before. I almost considered turning them into a gif for the benefit of …

Don’t be Bitter, be Better

Having virtually no design experience, I thought this week’s DS106 Design Assignment would be challenging. To my surprise, I was able to find an assignment, come up with an idea, complete my design in one afternoon. I discovered, Minimalize Your Philosophy at random and it all sort-a fell into place …

WEEK #5: BEING CREATIVE

WEEK #5: BEING CREATIVE

This weeks work is all about being creative with coming up with new thoughts, themes, and ideas for the design projects as well as daily creates, and the writing assignments.

The daily creates I have done this week were: Happy Birthday DavidCreative Hands, …

Isabelle’s Quote to Live By

Another assignment I chose to do was Minimalize Your Philosophy poster for 2.5 stars. I chose to use the quote that I also used on my book cover because it’s a great quote to live by for Isabelle Franklin. It was one of the original quotes I mentioned when …

minmalize your philosophy + (kind of) movie poster?

though my soul may set in darkness,

it will rise in perfect light.

i have loved the stars too fondly

to be fearful of the night.

“the old astronomer to his pupil” by sarah williams

I originally found this poem attached to a Star Trek blog that I was browsing …

Minimalism, two for the price of one

So for my final assignment, I went with the “Minimalize your Philosophy” design assignment. I actually did two of them. The first one I made and then I realized that it wasn’t something that pertained to the final episode that I have left to do an assignment for, so I’ll …

Like Fish in Water

This Ted Nelson quote seemed like a fun one to try to visualize. I was inspired by this set of minimalist quote posters and found this DS106 assignment that fit the topic pretty well.


I used white circles over a blue square to make the waves. Not mind shattering, but …

Up In Out

From the Minimize Your Philosophy assignment: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept. Extra challenge: Try to include…

A Parsnip’s Wild Philosophy

Submitted for no one’s approaval, another design example for the ds106 Minimalize Your Philosophy assignment:
Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist…

Mission: DS106 – Design assignment sprint

It’s great to be at camp during summer vacation.
This week I found another block of time through which to sprint after a number of ds106 design assignments. I had some trouble narrowing down which assignments to tackle until I began them; clearly, I do not yet have the patience…

Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man In the Arena

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Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man in the Arena

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Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man In the Arena

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Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man In the Arena

Click to see it…

Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man in the Arena

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Design Assignment: Man in the Arena

Minimize Your Philosophy: Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.

Man in the Arena

Click to see it…

I am philosophy

“Minimalize your philosophy”  My first ds106 assignment for the “fear and Loathing Section”

“Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting…

Minimalist Philosophy

“Never define your life in black and white because there’s so much hiding among the grays.” This is one of my favorite quotes of all time. Which ironically enough is why it’s my philosophy. I chose this picture to create my poster because I feel it just so accurately meshes…

Minimalize Your Philosophy

This is for assignment Minimalize your Philosophy 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75437437@N06/6905167089/in/photostream
For this assignment i made a poster using photoshop to describe one of the phrases that i live by “ride to live, live to ride” just cause i live for snowboarding and love every moment of it
 …

Minimalize Your Philosophy

A philosophy of mine, is Henry David Thoreau’s quote seen in the picture. It makes you question what is important in life. He asks why we rush through life just to get to the next thing, and why we don’t ever just stop and enjoy where we are now. I…

all you need is positivity

I firmly believe that positive thinking leads to positive things happening. Part of being positive is making the most out of any situation and always seeing the good in everything, which is something I try to do every day. There’s no point being negative. It’s a waste of time. Even…

Minimalize Your Philosophy: Design Assignment

Design Assignment 365:   Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by.  It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc.  Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept.  Extra challenge: Try to include a unique element…

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Tutorials So Far

Making the World a Better Place, One Design at a Time

I chose the Minimalize Your Philosophy assignment, worth 2.5 stars, because I wanted to try my hand at designing something from scratch. I wanted to take into consideration Vignelli’s points as well. I focused mostly on choosing the right font and keeping the spacing of the design aesthetically pleasing. …