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Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days. Published: EST, 9 September | Updated: EST, 10 September e-mail · View comments 40 days of dating bloggers break up at end of experiment But there were no rules that we had to,' explained Timothy. Then you've probably heard about the viral experiment 40 Days of Dating, a As Jocelyn [their therapist] said today, 'emotions know no project.
This was a real labor of love for us.
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They say it takes 40 days to break a bad habit — could these two break their dating ones? What has the feedback been like?
- Jessica Walsh
- Timothy Goodman
- 4th Edition
One of the most rewarding and surprising aspects of the result of releasing the blog was that we connected to people and started a dialogue about love and relatinoships Ultimately, we knew that our stories and issues were not unlike a lot of people's issues. As creative people, we love the process of making something provocative that could potentially inspire and touch people. Naturally, as designers and art directors, it was important to us that 40 Days have an identity, however, it wasn't until the project was over that we designed the site, shot the videos, photographed our items, asked for lettering contributions, etc.
We wanted to approach the project with as much sincerity as possible.
Will they damage their friendship? What if they fall in love? How would you describe the tone of the project? As designers, our first instinct was to create an elaborate oversized beautiful coffee table book with fancy printing techniques, tip ins, gilded edges, all the bells and whistles. However we quickly realized that would become an expensive and unaccessible book.
The success of our project was in part due to the format and easy access and we wanted to translate that into book form.
Each day the pair would assess their progress with questionnaires and videos What materials did you use throughout? We collaborated with over 80 designers and illustrators who created typographic pieces for the book for the chapter openings.
We generally tend to work with hand drawn markers or ink to illustrate the work, and then scan the drawings and manipulate them digitally. The book includes original illustrations from around the world What was the most challenging part of the project?
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Tim and I work together brilliantly on a creative level. On a personal level, we ride this fine line between love and hate.
We are best friends, but we also know how to piss each other off and make each other go crazy. An Experiment, has just been published by Abrams. Design caught up with Walsh and Goodman about design as therapy, risk-taking in both work and love, and their hard-won dating wisdom.
How has your approach to love, dating, and relationships changed since the experiment? Before the experiment, I was trying to chase love, in a way.
I was looking hard for the right person, which indirectly put way too much pressure on my relationships. Through the experiment and therapy, I realized I needed to focus on myself and have fun and not take things so seriously.
I had a much more carefree attitude, which helped in my dating life. I met the right person afterwards. We met on OkCupid, my first date a month after the experiment ended. The project enabled me to be more honest with myself about wanting to find a relationship with someone worth it, someone great.
Jessie made me realize that. How did this project change your approach to design work?
This project took it to a whole new personal level—mashing design with our personal lives. It created a unique storytelling platform. Now Tim and I are working on another project.40 Days of Dating: An Experiment