Back to the Future — 1986???

Once a year my former college (ACAD) holds a clearance sale to get rid of books to make space for new ones. About three years ago when I was at the sale, I stumbled on a book titled “The Creative Black Book”.

The Creative Black Book is an 1100 page (900 in color) book self described as the bible of creative talent. More specifically professionals in advertising, design, photography, and media.

I started flipping through this industry bible, and in the midst of gawking at the cheesy classic “80’s” styling of it, also noticed some content that would be fun to experiment with today.

Now this by far isn’t a new concept, not even in the slightest. People have been bringing forward past ideas for a very long time. Heck, Tailor Swift is giving the year 1989 a major comeback with her new album.

Even so, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to choose some content in this black book and try to reproduce it. By no means a total duplication, I think it would be more interesting to give a current twist on whatever it is, but a lot of the creative concept will be retained.

The most exciting part is that it’s print, photography, and illustration, so there’s a lot to play with.

The first step is to choose my first project out of the 1100 page (900 in color) book. Also, I wonder if I’ll somehow be able to connect with the original creators to share my modern day take!

- Jen.

Originally published at hallsemporium.tumblr.com.

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