Over a quite chat and a few beers in the studio we started talking about the creative thought process. A few off centered jokes later and the like, we started down the path of symbolism. Objects find their way into the realm of pop culture in many ways. These symbols become accepted as representing certain thoughts, ideas, personalities and/or feelings.
Eventually, the chat turned into something quite different, how about creating a brand that would represent a day of the week? As you are probably aware each day has a different feeling and personality. So, just to stretch the mind a bit, I thought we could engage in a little shared project and see what we come up with. Open to anyone who wants to join in, a bit of fun, light, creative thinking. The goal is to create a brand that represents each day of the week. As there is a group of us doing it I will make changes that you suggest, or you can have a go yourself. I am thinking it will be like a visual brainstorm.
So, lets start. I am going to start with an (relatively) easy one… Monday. And for Monday we are going to go with the classic Garfield Monday. A fairly somber day, drag your feet, lots of coffee sort of thing. I have heard reports that it is the day most heart attacks take place. It is the beginning of the week (western world at least), while that is not bad news for everyone, I think a cliché Monday is a good place to start.
Then there is the translation of Monday, which is moon day. So, the first contribution is going to be a moon shape. I would like to add the color blue, as Monday it often referred to as Blue Monday.
But this completely ignores the emotional side of Monday… Also, there is, typography, imagery and visual style to think of…
And from The Cure’s Friday I am in Love, a bit of written inspiration.
I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Monday you can fall apart
I don’t care if Monday’s black
Monday you can hold your head
You can email me here with any suggestions and thoughts or just post them up in the comments.
Here are some ideas that have been sent to me. Keep them coming!
This was sent in by Jody.
These little beauties where sent in by Elissa Porritt from Cowgril Marketing. Elissa wrote to me and said.
“I love this idea.
The blue moon is apt. Further to the it…..