Harry Houdini once said:
“My brain is the key that sets my mind free.”
As designers, the key is to keep the creativity fresh and inspired. Thinking outside of the box and out of the ordinary.
Harry Houdini was a creative innovator. His public acclamation came from showing people what they had never seen before, making that which was thought impossible seem possible. Although, for him it was a daily routine. He said it best:
“My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.”
Yet his inspiration is suggestive of the inspiration that drives a graphic designer to keep designing whether for profit or not: To go beyond the norm and create or build fantasy where none is found.
Here are some fascinating designs inspired by or dedicated to Harry Houdini:
The Great Houdini
Harry Houdini by Derkert
Houdini by Google
The Handcuff King
Magic by Cruenta
A Kind of Magic by ReptileCynrik