What would you do with a blank canvas? Take a minute to imagine an endless, white wall. I want you to summon your creative toolkit, full of anything you'd like. What do you choose?
Now, I want you to start unpacking your kit. Start by picking your tools, a pencil and eraser, brushes, paints, then approach your canvas. Feel the expanse no ruler could outmeasure.
Next, it's time to get creative. Add shapes, colours, textures, lines, depth, and value. Consider contrast, alignment, and proximity.
At this point, your canvas should be looking quite full. You feel compelled to add more: repetition, tension, text, abstraction. Get all of it on there. Your finials and flourishes, cram them in. Your underline, uppercase, Comic Sans – I want you to get all of it on your canvas.
Now, explain your work. Do the words come easy?
This is design-thinking. Sometimes, I fill my canvas. Often, less is more.
Now, I'm going to erase your canvas.
Is there anything you'd like to save before it disappears? Comic Sans? Comic Sans is for irony and bad jokes. Take a few typography classes and let that hell-font burn.
Or, hire me to take care of your canvas.