Approximately 2.5 years ago, Alex, my housemate at the time told me about a new project he would be embarking upon and asked me to be a part of it. He had been chatting with our friend Anna-Kaiser in the pub about ways to be more creative. Between them they conjured up an idea for a blog to help him write something every day. And it went a bit like this:
- Get someone to write a set of questions for the week and split them all up into text files.
- Open each question on its allocated day and write an answer to it using 500 words.
- Pass the question and answer on to an illustrator who would make an image for it in 30 minutes or less.
To be honest, when he told me about it I wasn’t expecting it to be something that lasted. I mean, for a start, who has the stamina to find someone to write a set of questions every week, and then to write a 500 word response to them every day, as well as find and illustrator who would be willing to give up their time for free?!
But somehow he managed it. And I applaud him and everyone else who contributed.
I think I managed about a year or so, illustrating every week, before it got a bit too much with studying and working. I was responsible for the first and last illustrations though.
The last one (shown above) is a double image inspired by the infinite monkey theorem that is mentioned in the answer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem) – Do good things always have to come to an end?.
There’s so much great work on the blog so please do check it out. You can start with the first post that I illustrated, for the question: What colour is happiness?.