I love a challenge that is simple and creative. Designer Kyle Tezak has challenged himself:
Lately I’ve been working a lot with icons. Trying to capture the essence of an object or idea with only a few lines and at the same time maintaining its elegance is pretty much design in a nutshell. That’s what so great about icons, they’re tiny poems. I decided it would be a fun project to attempt to sum up some of my favorite books, movies, historical events, anything, with just four icons; the meat and potatoes. This is an ongoing project so I plan to keep adding to the collection and testing ideas out on Dribbble so tell me what you think. It might make a cool poster at some point.
His Four Icon Challenge is brutally awesome in my book.