As designers, you probably have some tried and true elements that you use on a regular basis. When we were younger, we were told not to go outside the lines of the coloring book. Yet it can be fun to break the rules from time-to-time and see if it leads to something special.
If you’ve ever been to Mexico, you’ve undoubtedly heard some mariachi music. Of course you can also see mariachi bands without setting foot in Mexico. Then there is good old heavy metal rock and roll. Metalachi takes those two styles of music and the result is a fun and exciting blend. You may love their music or you may hate it. The key is they were willing to take and risk with this blend and it has built an audience that keeps the band touring.
As an artist, what styles can you blend together? Sure, the results may be pretty bad, but sometimes you need to take a chance and see what happens. Just as you risk something bad, that risk can also turn into something great!