A few of my design friends recently participated in a 100 Day Project. I had never heard of this so I did some research to understand what it was about. The project was started by Emma Rogan a few years ago and was modeled after a graduate school project at Yale University School of Art that graphic designer Michael Bierut required his students to complete. The premise is to preform a specific task everyday for 100 days and share it with others. Community is an important part of the project. Emma Rogan explains the concept in her Ted Talk here. The project is about the creative process, accepting imperfection, building a body of work, and committing to a daily task.
The Good Morning Project is my version of the 100 Day Project. I did not plan it...in fact....I've thought about the concept for a while but I could not commit to 100 days of anything. Lately I have the attention span of a gnat! But.....a few days after I posted a photo of my coffee, I realized this could be my project. Honestly.....I was only going to do it for a few days and not tell anyone....but....after listening to Emma Rogan, I am committing myself.
One of the great things about the 100 day project......you can make up your own rules! I am keeping the rules fairly loose. The only requirement is to stylize a photo every morning and post it. Oh.....and.....use things I already have in my environment. My goal is to have fun, complete all 100 days, and practice my photo styling skills. Only 88 days to go!
Who wants to join me? It is not just for designers, anyone can participate. What will your 100 day project be? Write a poem? Draw on a post-it-note? Arrange the pencils on your desk? Photograph a different color every day? The possibilities are endless!