I saw this post over on Mashable, 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators, and quickly thought of many youth ministry applications. The post lists a number of different online sign and image generators. You put in your message, photo, and depending on the site you get a sign back. Here were some of my favorites (with some youth ministry appropriate samples I created):
Warning Labels and Signs
Advising people to the dangers of the situation has never been so easy. Simply pick a label style, a warning icon, and enter your desired text into a simple web form and voila, you’ve got a standup warning label.
For a vertical sign-style warning image, check out the companion site Warning Sign Generator.
Annoyed by those superficial and unflaggingly insipid motivational posters we’re subjected to in dentists’ and corporate offices everywhere? Why not take a stance against mass-produced pseudo-solutions to important problems?
With the Demotivators tool you can easily generate a realistic illustration of the trials and tribulations of Real Life. Just choose an image from your desktop to create a motivational parody from, customize your image settings, add a title and de-motivational text and you too can contribute to the better psychological health of us all.
Another project from Big Huge Labs, the movie poster tool is a web form that helps you design a film-style poster from your own images. Choose an alignment for the photo, a poster style, text and accent colors, title fonts and colors, and enter your own custom text for the film title, taglines, credits and MPAA rating.
They also have them for X-box achievements, magazine covers, street signs, 13 different ones in all. Just think of the fun for signs around the youth room, promotional fliers and posters, visuals in your message slides or just for fun. It seems like this is one set of sites that every youth worker should remember.
Check-out the entire list HERE.