100 Posters, 100 Days
100 Posters, 100 Days
Inspired by the passage I read below, and to get the creative juices flowing again while I was working at my then intense full time design job, I launched a project where I created 100 posters for 100 days. I gave myself the limited time of 1 hour to complete them each day so that I would learn to let go of the delay of perfectionism and just produce work. It was the same premise for each poster - I would choose a quote I liked and design it in a typographical way.
"The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot -albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”. Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay."
Day 1: "Stay hungry, stay foolish" - Steve Jobs (by proxy)
Day 2: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses" - Henry Ford
Day 3: "I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun." - Thomas Edison
Day 4: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Day 5: "Storms make oaks take roots" - Anon
Day 6: "He who fears defeat is sure of being conquered." - Napoleon Bonaparte
Day 7 : "If Plan A doesn't work out, remember there are twenty five other letters in the alphabet." - Anon
Day 8: "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau
Day 9: "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby
Day 10: "Too blessed to be stressed." - Anon
Day 11: "Life begets life, energy creates energy, it is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." - Sarah Bernhardt
Day 12: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
Day 13: "The two most important days in your life are: the day you are born & the day you figure out why." 
- Mark Twain
Day 14: "Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude." - Ralph Marston
Day 15: "When things aren't adding up in your life, start subtracting." - Anon
Day 16: "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." 
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Day 17: "Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him." - Aldous Huxley
Day 18: "A good photography is knowing where to stand." - Ansel Adams
Day 19: "Every man dies, not every man really lives." - William Wallace
Day 20: "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Victor Kiam
Day 21: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm impossible!". - Audrey Hepburn
Day 22: "Expect problems and eat them for breakfast." - Alfred A. Montapert
Day 23: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James
Day 24: "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu
Day 25: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." 
- David Brinkley
Day 26: "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul." - Joseph Addison
Day 27: "God does not play dice." - Albert Einstein
Day 28: "Either you run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn
Day 29: "The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile." - Plato
Day 30: "Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." - Robert H. Schuller
Day 31: "Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso
Day 32: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
Day 33: "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert Kennedy
Day 34: "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn
Day 35: "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." 
- Arnold Bennett
Day 36: "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road, and enjoy the journey." - Babs Hoffman
Day 37: "He enjoys much who is thankful for little." - Thomas Secker
Day 38: "Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda
Day 39: "Anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice." - Lorraine Peterson
Day 40: "Take time for all things: Great haste makes great waste." - Benjamin Franklin
Day 41: "Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou
Day 42: "Man is free the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire
Day 43: "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." - Jim Goodwin
Day 44: "A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine De Saint Exupery
Day 45: "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have." - Unknown
Day 46: "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner
Day 47: "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Dr. Robert Schuller
Day 48: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi
Day 49: "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard
Day 50: "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Confuscius
Day 51: "When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer." - Kute Blackson
Day 52: "Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." - Henry Miller
Day 53: "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
Day 54: "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Day 55: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn
Day 56: "Well don is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin
Day 57: "Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali
Day 58: "Love is blind." - Geoffrey Chaucer
Day 59: "A friend to all, is a friend to none." - Aristotle
Day 60: "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." - Francis Bacon
Day 61: "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." - Mark Twain
Day 62: "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't you'll find an excuse." - Jim Rohn
Day 63: "Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." - Jim Rohn
Day 64: "A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard
Day 65: "Never look back, unless you are planning to go that way." - Henry David Thoreau
Day 66: "Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Thomas J. Peters
Day 67: "Chance favors those in motion." - James Austin
Day 68: "To have a great idea, have a lot of them." - Thomas Edison
Day 69: "Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse
Day 70: "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Day 71: "Problems only exist in the human mind." - Anthony de Mello
Day 72: "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." - Henry Ford
Day 73: "Perfectionism is self abuse of the highest order." - Anne Wilson Schaef
Day 74: "Self - plagiarism is style." - Alfred Hitchcock
Day 75: "May all your troubles last as long as your new year's resolutions." - Joey Adams
Day 76: "We cannot do everything, but we can do something at once." - Calvin Coolidge
Day 77: "Well begun is half done." - Aristotle
Day 78: "Everything that happens to us is a reflection of who we are." - Deepak Chopra
Day 79: "There are people who have money, and people who are rich." - Coco Chanel
Day 80: "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell
Day 81: "The value of an idea lies in the using of it." - Thomas Edison
Day 82: "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll
Day 83: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill
Day 84: "All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you'll create the talent." - Yanni
Day 85: "People may forget what you said, but they'll never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Day 86: "It is wise to direct your anger towards problems, not people. To focus your energies on answers, not excuses." - William Arthur Ward
Day 87: "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon
Day 88: "If you wish to be a writer, write." - Epictetus
Day 89: "Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." - Lionel Hampton
Day 90: "Trying times are not the times to stop trying." - Ray Owen
Day 91: "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." - Franklin Roosevelt
Day 92: "Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi
Day 93: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Day 94: "Nothing is worth more than this day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Day 95: "Failure cannot cope with persistence." - Napoleon Hill
Day 96: "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha
Day 97: "Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble." - Frank Tyger
Day 98: "Life was immeasurable better once I forced myself to stop taking it seriously." - Hunter S. Thompson
Day 99: "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Theodore Roosevelt
Day 100: "Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use." - Wendell Johnson
100 Posters, 100 Days

100 Posters, 100 Days

A self-initiated project of creating 100 inspirational posters in 100 days.


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