Illustrated Quote Challenge, by Mackenzie Mertz, Spring 2016

Part A: Design

Part B: Documentation

TED Talk: On Being Wrong 

Quote 1
Text: “Look out at the vastness and complexity and mystery of the universe and be able to say 'Wow i dont know, maybe i'm wrong.”
Person: Kathryn Schulz
Timestamp: 17:14

Quote 2

Text: “The miracle of your mind is'nt that you can see the world as it is, it's so you can see the world as it is'nt”
Person: Kathryn Schulz
Timestamp: 11:50

Quote 3
Text: “We wind up traveling through life trapped in this little bubble feeling very right about everything. I think this is a problem”
Person: Kathryn Schulz
Timestamp: 3:12



  • light purple: #3a4e98
  • dark red #531010
  • pink: #690956


  • Font name: Arial Rounded MT BOLD
  • Font weight: Regular

Describe what you were trying to achieve when making this series of images
I was trying to achieve having the focus be on the people that are displayed in these three images. The three quote's enthymematic argument is that humans are powerful beings. We have the ability to be right which is what humans get so proud of but we don't stand back and look at ourselves as ever being wrong. These three images focus on the humans being wrong. 

What would you do differently if you had more time and/or skills?
If I had more time and or skill I would have liked to make the people different backgrounds of other things. For example, in my second image I would have made the man looking through the telescope to be filled with city buildings instead of being a dark color.