At Magic Carpet, we love line drawings and making things with them that can be shared across the organisation. We had great success with the self portraits for our anniversary tea towel, and a couple of years of bright and bonkers badges for our 'Badges Not Labels' initiative.
Simple line drawings can be really democratic, giving scope for individual styles and nuances while building a body of work across a common theme.
The Critters project was about looking at the creatures that we share the planet with (theorist Donna Haraway considers humans to be just one of the myriad critters, from the micro to monster scale, on this planet). We divided them into critters of the air, land and sea. People were encouraged to chose creatures and draw them from memory - this gave rise to some great conversations - how many arms does an octopus have? how many legs on a centipede? does a crab live in the sea or on the shore?
The tea towel is a print made by everyone in our Honiton group - it started as a plan to make some full-scale wallpaper, where each person drew six versions of their chosen critters, to make a pattern. It's also been printed off-set in red and blue by the Inky Fingers Printshop, as fly-leaves for the notebooks.