Transforming overseen clichés into Meaningful Metaphors

Have you ever noticed how easy it is for our brains to overlook the familiar?

A speech bubble remains a speech bubble, until you unlock its hidden potential through a simple yet powerful technique. In our daily lives, we encounter symbols that have become almost second nature to us.


Cliché symbols serve their purpose, but over time, they become background noise in our visual landscape.


Our brains have a remarkable ability to filter out the commonplace.


Imagine for a moment, though, that you have the power to disrupt this pattern. That you can give a new life to the most ordinary symbol.

It all begins with a single question:


"Can I use it in other ways?"


This simple question holds the potential to be a game-changer in how we perceive and utilize symbols. It invites us to step beyond the boundaries of convention, prompting a fresh exploration of possibilities.


Suddenly, that speech bubble is no longer limited to its traditional role. It becomes a canvas for creativity, a plate for conveying deeper meaning.

What was once a cliché transforms into a powerful metaphor.

Incorporating this technique into your creative process can be a formula for visual innovation.

It invites a shift in perspective, encouraging you to view familiar elements with new eyes. It's a reminder that even the most commonplace symbols are not tied by their initial purpose.

They can be reinvented, repurposed, and imbued with fresh significance.

So the next time you find yourself reaching for that familiar symbol, take a moment to pause and ask: "Can I use it in other ways?"

You may just uncover a world of untapped potential waiting to be unleashed.


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