It’s Wednesday, April 8th, and officially the last day of the 36 Days of Type challenge, 2020 edition. This was my first time joining the project and man, it was a wild ride. Thirtysix days ago we weren’t in a lockdown, we could still go outside and interact with people, and the Covid-19 epidemic seemed really far away. Well, look at where we are now.
I must have admit these times give me some restraints: I wasn’t always feeling creative, or felt too sad by the news to create. The thing with a challenge like this is to keep going no matter what (at least, that is what I tried) and post every day, even if isn’t perfect. About halfway through I really felt like postponing the challenge, but seeing all the other designers show up every day on social media I decided to pull through. I’m glad I did, I think I made a fun series in the last 36 day!
Some tips if you are thinking of joining the project next year:
- Set some boundaries for yourself. Whether you’re working with a theme, time-limit or color palette (as I did), working with some boundaries can help you create faster.
- Collect your ideas. Creating every day does’t ensure having a great idea every day: writing down things you’d like to try when they come up might help you later.
- Engage! Many people are joining the challenge, look for them on social media and interact! You might find some great designers to follow – I sure have!
Now let’s take a look at S - 9!
Thanks for following along every day, especially all who send me messages letting me know they liked seeing what I came up with every day. Stay safe!