What do you think when you see this logo?
Or this logo?
Visual Design Mind Mapping
The most difficult part of being a creative of any kind is idea generation.
When I’m trying to come up with ideas or strategize, I make a mind map. Mind maps are organic and allow me to free associate. They are great for asking questions and revealing connections between seemingly unrelated ideas. Sometimes this is the main way I can get to a Brands Identity which is what these logos are.
A mind map is an intricate web of thoughts, ideas, names, words and images that all stem from one central idea or word in diagram form.
Started with a central topic ‘Vinyl Cover’. The main points then radiate outward from the center creating twigs and branches of ideas from there.
GETTING THE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING
Everything stems from a thought
Every thought is a word
Every idea is a thought
Every word is a potential idea
Every image is a potential idea
Every thought is a potential idea
Good thoughts come when bad thoughts stop
Good ideas come when bad ideas go
You flick your brains switch to ‘on’ when you stop over-thinking
Once you still the mind ideas come
Patience allows time for ideas to evolve
Preconceived notions only breed preconceived ideas
Stressing for answers brings stressful results
Stretching your mind is effortless and simple
Saying: “I can’t think of anything” Really means: “I think I can’t think of anything”
Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do
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