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This Doesn’t Add Up..

2.5 stars… Original Assignment: Contradiction Creation

For this assignment, you were supposed to “Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame.”So this is exactly what I did.

I used Canva again to create this. I was able to use a beautiful free picture of what looks like to be a sailboat in the ocean with the mountains featured in the back. What I did was use a very pretty photo and but a negative quote over it. I used Pinterest to find the quote I used.

When I think of a sailboat or the ocean it excites me and makes me so happy because I have so many wonderful memories with my family and friends at either the lake or the beach. However when I put the very negative and said quote over it ” nobody ever noticed… nobody ever notices.” It leaves you with a very different feeling rather than the one you would get if it was just the picture without the words.

3 comments on “This Doesn’t Add Up..

I think this assignment is so fun because of the opposite messages. I use Canva and Pinterest for my inspiration on a lot of my visual and design assignments as well. Great minds think alike! What’s your largest folder on Pinterest at the moment?


Yay happy someone else also uses the same thing! My largest folder is how to decorate a college dorm room!!


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