More playful goodies from Jamie Wieck

by Andy Polaine on September 5, 2007

Don\'t Play With Your Food

I have just been taking a deeper look at the work of Jamie Wieck, who did the Don’t Play With Your Food plates in the previous post.

Not only is his body of work along a similar witty, clever and playful vein – of which there really isn’t enough in design, in my opinion – but his folio frames each idea with a simple question. For example, “Can the Queen be put to better use?” with regards to postcards and stamps (see above), or “How can a business card remain on a client’s desk long after receiving it?” and “Can something quintessentially English still be international?“.

It’s a great way to really focus on a creative solution to a problem and akin to the “sum up your story in a single line” approach in writing or coming up with a movie tagline (“In space, no one can hear you scream”) that sums the whole thing up.

The moral is, if you can’t do it in a single question or sentence, then you probably aren’t clear about what you’re doing.

All images stolen from Jamie Wieck.

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1 James September 6, 2007 at 12:09 pm

How good is this guy! Reminds me of the questions I used to ask myself and draw out in boring lectures…”If a transformer could transform into an emotion rather than a vehicle what would it be and what would it look like?”

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