I’ve just been feeling kinda … well … ‘dry’ lately. I feel like many of the ideas I come up with lately are just good enough, or a little cliche, but not anything I’d look at and say “Hey, Ma, look what I did!”. Now, cliche is not a terrible thing and if it’s executed in the art/graphic in the right way can be a good thing.
I’ve done several searches on Amazon and the NYPL, much of what comes up is the graphic and design cookbooks. I have used these books on occasion, they are pretty good, but are not what I need at the moment. What I’d like to know is: Are there are any books out there that focus on just the metaphors/symbolism, and which ones you’d be using to jumpstart your brain into creating concepts. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.