I don't remember posting about this class for college, but our main project for it was to design badges(buttons) from items that we think represent us. We needed to draw 5 objects, and its harder then you think to figure out 5 items/ideas that represent yourself. I chose, music (piano),wildlife (feather), printmaking (a roller), dragons (little figurine), and my Reibif injector for the MS.
We drew the items and then had to take a section of the drawing and design a badge from that.
This is a section of the piano which was then turned into the below for the badge. I really liked how the small section when duplicated is diamond shaped and it creates a nice pattern.
We didn't really have to do anything else design wise with the images, but I could not resists messing around in Photoshop with them.
My badges were to some degree very abstract since with most of them it is hard to tell what the original image was. But I like that since it does make a person think more about what they are looking at.