If you are not going to show your work, at least save your notes — even those shitty rough drafts. Someone might come along one day and use them to explain your creative process. Such is the case for legendary logo artist Lance Wyman.
Wyman famously designed the futuristic logo for the 1968 Mexico Olympics. He kept his sketches and notes in books he called “designlogs,” which two researchers Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy discovered while compiling a book on the designer.
“The reason I started keeping log books,’ says Wyman, ‘was that I wanted a record of what I was doing. It's my way of keeping in touch with the complexity of the design projects that I’m working on.”