Dao and Zen for Kids
Dao and Zen for kids: I actually wanted to write a post called “More Nothing” or something like that. However, my marketing director convinced me that giving my readers nothing more than more nothing every week was not a recipe for success. He brabbled something like: Nothing is free, you know?! Nothing is everywhere. Everyone of us can afford nothing. And if you can’t give more than nothing, your readers will soon feel nothing to you.
I hardly ever admit that I’m wrong, but it seems I make some progress.
Then I remembered another Chinese term: 给他们颜色看看 Show them the color! So here we go. Let’s start with less color though.
Again, all not that easy. I thought of a catalog in which my work would be displayed on walls in different rooms. How did I come up with that? Now, some readers have a hard time with some of my work. Which is of course generally ok, but I think if you saw the pictures in the appropriate atmosphere, you might see some of the work differently.
Of course, this wealth of possibilities triggered a firework of thoughts and I’m now at catalog number 8 or 9 – in my mind.
Step by step
First I would like to introduce 3 more rough drafts for cover designs that were intended for the original catalog. Some designs are very minimalistic and the text Dao Zen Set also tries to remain slim.
I recently introduced this graphic in a post and this is what it looks like hanging on the wall.
Dao and Zen for Children
I’ve talked about a children’s book project once or twice. Every now and then the collection becomes richer and now I thought I could combine the whole story telling thing with children’s pictures on walls. From the children’s room to the classroom. The draft for the cover looks like this:
Dao and Zen for children sounds a bit unusual, sure. Above all, it is usually the adults who choose the pictures and then they choose Arielle or Captain Nemo. So I have to start with the adults.
I will now save us all from further drafts for other areas that should be covered with catalogs. Instead, I’ll show a few more pages of the draft catalog.
PS: My paintings have been used as is. However, they were not actually hung in these rooms. Since I don’t have a problem with AI, I left the hanging, alignment and lighting to AI.
I would like to point out one more thing, even if it is impolite to praise myself – but we are among ourselves anyway: My work is generally, as I see it, of pretty high quality. I’m mainly talking about the philosophical concept. Therefore, they work very well in a sophisticated environment.
Next I will, and it’s high time, get one of my online galleries FriedrichZettl.com into position.