It’s time to see the second output of the Speed Poetry Challenge. As per usual, I left everything until the last minute and as a result, I didn’t end up producing as many as I thought I would.
For this round, rather than use the full text of the poem as I did in Take 1, I focused on the line “The motivational farewell note left on the counter”. And instead of notes, I did posters. I’ve tried to keep them at-first-glance-cheery-like, but I doubt a cheery poster would kill the pain of someone having buggered off on you. You’re welcome to try – pin one up and see what happens.
So, without any further ado, I give you my MOTIVATIONAL FAREWELL POSTERS. Perfect for all your uncomfortable farewell needs.
UPDATE: Just to be clear, as there seems to some confusion. Yes, I made these. I had to learn all sorts of exciting things to do so – like how to use the pen tool in Illustrator. Fun!
Click an image to see it large on flickr.
SITUATION: I AM RUNNING AWAY
Awesome under bridge photo by: Irargerich
SITUATION: IT’S TIME WE SEPARATED
Photo credits: Y=Patrick Q O=EJP Photo U=dreamagicjp A1=colodio R=Don Solo E1=Me A2=bbaltimore W=Andy Field E2=Drift Words S=Me O2=MarkyBon M=jquiz E3=I wish i was the Royal Trux I’VE=Ollvander TAKEN=Thomas Hawk THE=A Hermida KIDS=fortinbras
SITUATION: STOP STALKING ME
Summit dude photo credit: Izzard
SITUATION: JOINING A CULT
SITUATION: FLEEING WITH LOVER
All photos used from Leo Reynolds. Letters from his Letters set, some random fillers from the square circles collections, and the fence.
Related: Speed Poetry Challenge – Take 1
Ambition is a torpedo fueled by a ticking clock and the red-lined limits of your ability. This is, and at the same time is not, the 1st deliverable for this challenge. I realized about a week ago that the project I was working on for the first piece would not be ready in time due to my ambition torpedo. And not be ready by a long shot (as a result, it’s now the last deliverable in this series. A thousand pardons and shameful forelock tugging as a back away).
But like any good cooking show, here is one I prepared earlier. It’s the understudy “Bathroom”. Of all the projects I have planned, this is the only one that uses the entire poem, and as a result the least derivative or “inspired by”. And anyone who’s ever sat through any of my presentations will recognize my style. But I’m digging how it takes a flat and lifeless piece of text and gives it a bit of a lift. The biggest challenge was sourcing images. I limited my flickr search to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License images that could be “remixed” to cover myself for any cropping and changing levels. I’ve reprinted the poem with links to the photos on the words they were used for. Click through to see images in full glory.
“BATHROOM” image credit list.
The jack hammer of the brain on the street
The synapse of the garbage deposit
The pink and grey matter of the doesn’t matter
They all point, lead, stretch, flex
to the same thing.
All results will posted on the front page as they are created, then archived at Challenge central. Keep your brains nimble, kids!