One of my family members actually brought this blog to my attention. Sam Smith is a graphic designer and a musician. He has his own blog called Sam’s Myth where he posts some of his work and comments on other graphic designers work. Recently he has created movie posters for his own Top 10 of 2010 Poster Project. His goal was to design ten posters for his ten favorite movies of the year as an exercise in liberation. He wanted to try new unorthodox ideas, work on his hand-drawing and lettering, things he said he neglected and needed an excuse to work on. His main goal was to embrace the process, he wanted to get some ideas down, whether they had potential or not. Throughout his process he made it a point to not spend more time on one poster than the other. Here are some of his top 10 of 2010 posters.
After reading his blog and looking at the 10 posters he did for his project I think it is an innovative exercise. In his blog he states that “ it was a creative project that paid tribute to the films that affected me the most this year”. Taking something you are passionate about, like films and incorporating that into an exercise to challenge yourself can only help you improve your skills. I believe that my skills and work could greatly improve from exercises similar to this. Even if all of the work that comes out of the process is not my favorite, it still can improve my design skills in may ways.