There is a group of photos that I love on Flickr designed by Mark Weaver for GOOD Magazine. They actually have the same feel as a series of digital collages I created a couple of years ago. While each of Mark's pieces has a specific look to it, I started wondering if I could create my own versions of one of these designs using specific elements (arrows, the grid, desaturated buildings, scientist, etc) plus the quote - Avogadro's Law. Avogadro is the scientist you see in the center. It was interesting to break down the designs, however it wasn't quite as fun as I assumed it would be. I guess Picasso was right, "Bad artists copy, good artists steal." It's obviously not quite as fun if you're copying.
As I side note, I've realized that I rarely incorporate photos or images into my designs. I've made it a sub-challenge to incorporate at least one photo into each quote this week.