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Ican’t quite recall how the idea came about, but a couple of weeks ago I decided to have a play about with some INFJ themed ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs. As an Introvert/INFJ personality type in the graphic design field it seemed a good opportunity to amalgamate the two into a single project that would be of interest to fellow Introverts and INFJs. The project would be a means to raise awareness of INFJ/Introverts as well as promote the diverse nature of personality types and to help promote acceptance of the differences between them all.
To date I have come up with 20 signs, all sporting different captions on each side. The white and black format was chosen both because it is striking and clear and because I felt it kind of relates to the contradictory nature of INFJ personality type as I’ve touched in an several previous posts.
I have had a small batch of signs printed in order to sample the quality/finish (printed onto 400gsm silk art board with a matt laminate seal on both sides) and I will be giving away five sets of five signs to five fellow INFJs/Introverts – all you need to do is subscribe to the #wearedisturbed email list below for a chance to win.
The five signs included in the winners’ packs will be:
(W) SMALL TALK NOT ALLOWED: INFJ, WE LIKE IT DEEP
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M RECHARGING
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I WANT TO BE ALONE
(B) INFJ: I’M ALREADY DISTURBED
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’VE ALREADY BEEN OUT ONCE THIS WEEK
(B) QUIET: I’M INTROVERTING
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: MY ALONE TIME IS FOR YOUR SAFETY
(B) YOU DON’T WANT TO COME INTO MY MIND: THERE’S NO WAY OUT
(W) INFJ SPACE: ONLY ENTER IF OFFERING DEEP CONVERSATION OR SEX (IDEALLY BOTH)
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB I’M PEOPLED OUT TODAY
The other 15 in the pipeline (which are all subject to change/deletion) are as follows:
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M AN INFJ
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M IN INTROVERT MODE
(W) KEEP OUT: INFJ DOORSLAM
(B) I’M NOT JUST DAYDREAMING: I’M CONTEMPLATING THE UNIVERSE
(W) IF I LET YOU IN, PLEASE DON’T BREAK ANYTHING: INFJ
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M IN MY COMFORT ZONE
(W) HOW MANY INTROVERTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB?
(B) ONE. NOW #%*! OFF!
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF SILENCE
(B) ENTER AT OWN RISK: MY INNER WORLD IS COMPLICATED
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M OVERTHINKING
(B) QUIET: MY MIND IS LOUD ENOUGH
(B) THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A GENTLEMAN IN THIS ROOM: ENTER AT OWN RISK
(W) IN THE MOOD FOR PEARLS OF WISDOM
(B) IN THE MOOD FOR A PEARL NECKLACE
(W) COME ON IN: I’M FEELING DIRTY
(B) COME ON IN: BUT BE WARNED… I HAVE A DIRTY MIND
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I ‘M CONTEMPLATING THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I AM P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-N-G
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: ‘INSERTS GENERIC EXCUSE’
(B) PLEASE SERVICE MY ROOM: I MEAN ME
(W) I’M NUDE: PLEASE DISTURB ME
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: THERAPY IN PROCESS
(W) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: I’M ALL TIED UP
(B) PLEASE DISTURB: I’M ALL TIED UP
(W) THIS SIGN IS WELL HUNG: JUST LIKE THE OCCUPANT
(B) PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB: RANDOM EXCUSE TBC
(W) I’M IN HERE, YOU’RE OUT THERE: LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY A WHILE LONGER
(B) NO: IS A COMPLETE SENTENCE
The plan is to eventually sell the signs at £1.95 each (or 3 for £5) plus postage from UK. I’m hoping to create a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the printing of the various signs and to develop an e-commerce platform/website to sell the signs (as well as enable other Introverts to sell their own INFJ/Introvert themed products – particularly ones like this). As the Kickstarter will include Do Not Disturb signs as rewards, it will also enable me to gauge which of the signs are the most popular.
In time I would also like expand the range to cater for different personality types (Extroverts and other Jungian types), different genders, kids, romance, sex and even be able to produce one-off custom versions at competitive prices. As well as alternative designs/cut-outs/colours. In addition to Do Not Disturb signs the designs could be utilised on other products such as bookmarks, playing cards (romance and intimacy cards), greetings cards, beer mats (or rather tea/coffee coasters) and calendars.