Haiku of the Week

The Written Word

The stories we share and the words we use to present thought and content into the world is a lot more powerful than you may think. These things can insight an infinite amount of emotions and insight into the world as well as the people that inhabit it. This concept is by no means new and yet it has taken on different forms over humanities existence.

The evolution of the story is an incredible. Here is to keeping it alive!

-Adam

Design of the Week – “House of Bravery”

House of Bravery

In honor of the  20th Anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I created a design a banner in homage to my Hogwarts House: Gryffindor!

The amount of words, sentences, and phrases I could use to express my feelings toward this collection of stories is limitless. Since a young age, they have inspired my creativity, taught me valuable lessons, and instilled in me virtues of humanity that I wish to pass on to others in my lifetime. The Harry Potter stories are a huge influence on me as young child and now as an adult. I will cherish them forever.

So congrats to J.K. Rowling and her incredible series on reaching 20 years!

-Adam

Haiku of the Week

A Friendly Reminder

The haiku this week is loosely inspired by Dear Evan Hansen while also being inspired by the acceptance speech of Ben Platt when he won his Tony for the lead role in this musical. He said something very empowering that is still resonating with me.

“Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.” – Ben Platt

So in honor of this empowering new quote, here is a haiku reminding you of how amazing you are, to follow your own path through life, and the most authentic version of yourself possible!

-Adam

Design of the Week – “#found”

#found

This design is a week or so behind because E3 was at the same time as the Tony Awards. But I wanted to make sure this post about my new favorite musical, Dear Evan Hansen. 

It is an incredibly moving and emotional show that may appear easier to write about once you understand the show. However, somehow it is a lot harder than you may think. So here is the synopsis from the official website for the musical:

“A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.” 

From the compelling characters to the moving music, I was completely enraptured by the show in all its beauty. I could not pass up an opportunity to present a design based on this piece of theater.

-Adam

Haiku of the Week

Let the Journey Continue

Kingdom Hearts has to be my favorite video game series of all time. Or at least it is up there at the top. I have given a much lengthier post on Kingdom Hearts in a previous design. So I will attempt to not go off on a rant about how amazing this series is.

This series has been around for over 15 years! And this collection of games is far from ending as well. With each year passing, Kingdom Hearts 3 grows more in anticipation. Unfortunately, no date has been selected for release. But as more details emerge, the closer we approach a potential release date.

In honor of my anticipation for this game, here is a haiku.

Enjoy!

-Adam

Design of the Week – “Let the Games Begin!”

Let the Games Begin

Presently, this is one of my favorite week’s out of the year. In fact, I consider it a personal holiday for myself. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), is one of the biggest video game conventions of the year. A time when studios gather to show off what they have planned for the next great video games.

So in honor of the one time a year I completely lose my mind about video games and their advancements. I designed a clash between Microsoft and Sony. Since the two of them always seem to passively “duke it out” at this convention, it seemed fitting to design a clash for my blog. Although, with Nintendo’s Switch now out on the market, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo started gaining some new ground against the other two consoles. (And then maybe update the design.)

So enjoy a week filled with video game announcements, demos, and pure entertainment joy.

-Adam

Haiku of the Week

An Ode to Season Finales

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love watching television shows. Even more so, I love season finales of television shows. For the sole reason of the cliffhangers. The way a show ends right at the climactic moment, leaving you wanting just a little bit more, is thrilling! (BTW, this new season of House of Cards had one as well!)

So here is this week’s haiku that is “An Ode to Season Finales”.

-Adam

Design of the Week – “A World Turned Upside Down”

A World Turned Upside Down

Netflix has been a powerhouse of television these past couple of years. House of Cards, one of the first original television programs created for the online streaming service, is one of those “cards” in their powerhouse of original content. A little over a week ago, the 5th season of House of Cards was released. Naturally, I binged my way through the season as quickly as I could. (As I would with any Netflix television show.) And boy, was it an excellent season.

This season did something very intriguing and profound. Unlike other television shows whom will make their points of view on current topics blatant, House of Cards took their time building the foundation for the overarching theme and views they wanted to provide to others. The show subtly presented an intriguing view of the world through the eyes of these corrupted politicians.

For this reason, I decided to name the design “A World Turned Upside Down.” A lyric from the musical Hamilton is uttered proceeding the final battle of the revolutionary war. Now in connection to House of Cards, I chose this title because of the decisions being made. The leaders of the American public in this film are not always necessarily making the right choices. And in connection with the show’s logo, the world is turning into an “upside down” version of our reality. Mirroring a landscape slightly similar to our own.

This show always leaves me baffled and with my mouth open as I gasp for more following the cliff hanger finales each season brings. So go grab a bottle of wine, some popcorn, and go enjoy a nice binge session on Netflix!

-Adam