50 Regrets was actually the product of a regret in the making. Ok, I have a little story: I started a freelance project rebranding my friends’ business, and used it as my winter quarter Special Project. Things went sideways, and 4 weeks into the quarter I needed a new project. After a couple panicked calls/texts to some alumni, I brainstormed for a bit, and then in the shower trying to destress I found it: 50 Days of Illustrated Regrets.
The initial goal was to create an illustration of a regret (most were mine, some were sourced from friends and family, others are global regrets) every day for 50 days.
After that I was encouraged to put them in a zine. 50 pages was out of my budget, but 24 was. I picked the best 24, and put them into a consistent art direction, and built a layout for my zine. I added copy, as I think a lot of these could really use an explanation.
This was a fun and incredibly personal project for me. It kind of evolved from a problem looking to a solution into a solition looking for a problem, and then turning into an identity project. I had fun, I feel emotionally rewarded. I MADE STICKERS.
And I want to do it all over again.