twofer: squid + printer

September 18th, 2014

creative assignment: squid + printer

I sent out all the creative assignments earlier this week.  I took all the words you gave me, numbered them, and then had a random number generator spit out pairs. Some of the pairs were super random! Check these suckers out: 

creative assignment: twofer


If you have any ideas for these pairs of words, I’m sure the people assigned to them would be very grateful if you left them in the comments :)

The point of this exercise is not to make something huge and amazing, but just to make something, anything: a photo, a drawing, a story, a popsicle stick sculpture. But even something simple seems difficult with two seemingly unrelated words. The two words I got were SQUID + PRINTER. I was secretly happy to get squid, but ugh printer? I don’t have a clue what to do, so I made a list.

squid+printer list


I still am not sure what I’ll do, but I do like the ocean–office pairing. Any ideas popping out at you?


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11 Responses to twofer: squid + printer

  1. Annika says:

    Hahaha, that is so funny: Until now I haven’t known that a squid is a calamar. As a German, I just don’t know all the english names for the animals. For me a SQUID always was a superconducting quantum interference device as we have a SQUID magnetometer at our institute at the university of Munich. I just had to laugh so badly ;) BUt well maybe you are more creative when you pair a SQUID (in my understanding) with the printer…

  2. Tara says:

    Squid and printer sounds fun! They make ink so you can tie that into your idea.

  3. Jane says:

    I immediately thought of a fun vinyl squid decal for your printer ;) I feel kind of bad b/c mine is pretty easy, especially compared to those above! Although, I think a metal moon or moon painted onto metal of some sort would be pretty cool!

  4. Audrey says:

    An iron on transfer squid that you’ve printed. Who wouldn’t want a t-shirt with this on it? ( or this ( Or a squid squirting ink…

  5. christina says:

    Wow. Now my POP+feather challenge doesn’t seem so crazy. :)

  6. Yeka says:

    Squid + Printer = Black Spider (squid and printer have black ink, spider and squid have 8 legs/arms). Then you can use it for halloween decorations :).

  7. Lexy says:

    In my mind I saw one of the nicely detailed kid figurines of a squid (like this) in the hand of an old-fashioned print-press operator. The printer is kind of giving a look like “What the ….?” The whole thing would be an engraving printed with nice ink except for the squid part which would be printed with color ink on a nice modern printer.
    Because that wouldn’t take a lot of time to make at all. :)

  8. Lexy says:

    Well it seems to early for me to use HTML tags. You can delete and I’ll do it later.

  9. Kim Gaynor says:

    I’m always up for a challenge. Organic and plastic made me think of a blog post I did where I featured “organic” sculptures using plastic bags: Eyeball and plastic makes me think of body parts. G-rated body parts. Photos of vintage body parts abound. I know it sounds very strange.

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