So, I look around my desk and see many an item: photos of my family, Post Its, various administrative paraphanalia, etc. I also see a large stack of full size drawings, some 30″ x 42″, some 24″ x 36″. I would imagine this sounds familiar to a lot of folks in the AE industry. Seeing how many of these drawings are status drawings, redline drawings, or other non-critical information that needs to be retained for the project record, its time to get them out of the way. I am ready to get a little more elbow room at my desk. Instead of round filing them, I figure they should be re-purposed. A while back, I recall someone within CTA taking old drawings to their kiddos and using as coloring / doodling paper. That seemed like a good idea, so I jumped on that bandwagon with my kiddo and he is a pretty big fan. He also takes them and makes tunnels, forts, teepees and the other crazy kid stuff. Perhaps there is additional versatility.
Another use to tap the potential of these soon to be post consumer recycled cereal boxes is use them as wrapping paper for your presents. Its availability, its ample size, its minute monetary measure, not to mention its sustainability characteristics, make it a no-brainer. And, most importantly, it is an awesome compliment and personality extension of those who dress in all black and thick framed glasses. Not to mention, it already has the ‘From:” portion of the gift tag filled out. I mean c’mon, who else besides you is going to wrap a gift in old drawings?!?! Don’t forget to drop it in the recycling when finished, or feel free to stuff it in the in-laws luggage as a little memento of their visit! 🙂