Now that I am out of college, and my grades are safely recorded in the back of some dusty file cabinet, I can admit that I had a favorite design teacher, Bob Coonts. I arranged my whole schedule around his classes. To this day, whenever I’m in a design quandary, I think to myself, “WWBCD”? And I always know the answer.
One of his many lessons that has stuck with me throughout the years is his encouragement to illustrate using non-traditional media. He showed us examples of landscapes made out of pasta and bacon, portraits “drawn” with strands and clumps of hair, and a poster advocating the end of world hunger, drawn with simple, affordable foods such as beans and rice.
But NONE of his examples used a ping pong paddle.