Last year I had an idea but it didn’t get off the ground in time. The idea was Black Ink Friday, a sketchnote replacement for Black Friday. This year, I’m going public, I want you to help me start a new holiday tradition.
What is Black Ink Friday?
Instead of shopping, I want you to make a sketchnote, using only black ink (get it), of alternative activities to shopping. That way not only have you got a focus for your sketchnotes today, but maybe we’ll inspire some non-sketchnoters to make the most of what they already have.
We were heavily inspired by Buy Nothing Day and REI with their #OptOutside campaign. Instead of the mad rushes in shops, or the constant staring at a screen for the best online sales, Black Ink Friday gives you a shopping free focus for the day.
How can I get involved in Black Ink Friday?
The one rule for Black Ink Friday (November 29, 2019) is you can only use Black Ink — it’s in the name. Other than that, it’s up to you, but we do have four possible prompts for you.
- Sketchnote an activity which is an alternative to Black Friday Shopping
- Sketchnote an activity you love doing (that isn’t shopping)
- Sketchnote about your thanksgiving
- Sketchnote about Buy Nothing Day
Those are just our suggestions, if you have a fresh alternative idea then go for it!
Ready to join in?
This Friday — November 29, 2019 — get your favorite black Ink out and join in with #BlackInkFriday
P.s. If you want to share photos of people taking part in Black Ink Friday and not shopping, then that’s cool too.