Wayne Gretzky Contradiction

This is my second design assignment of the week. In this assignment we had to take a picture that conveys a certain feeling or theme and then add text to contradict the picture’s overall feeling or theme. I chose this assignment because I thought it would fun to take a nice inspirational picture and completely change the meaning of the picture just by adding a caption. I also wanted to stick to the theme that I have used in a lot of my blog posts already by incorporating sports into this assignment.

Almost everyone has heard the quote by the best hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” This quote means that you shouldn’t be afraid to shoot because if you don’t take the opportunity to then it is basically the same as missing the shot. I contradicted him by adding the text “You miss 100% of the shots you take.” I was able to completely change his quote just by taking out one word. I change the quote from being motivational to anti-motivational. When someone first sees this picture, they would be expecting to read the original quote, but then through further examination, they will realize that the quote is actually very anti-motivational. I was also able to change the the number 100% to a different color, text, and text size to emphasize that it is 100% of or every single shot they take.

Assignment: Contradiction Creation

Stars: 3

I created this text on aviary.com.

Step 1: Click to add a photo.

Step 2: Click the right arrow and click on the text button.

Step 3: Enter text and resize, move, and change the color to make it look perfect.

Step 4: Click apply in the top right and then save to save the picture.

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