Here's an interesting approach to a Grant Certificate design by studio Thesis that was featured on FPO. They based it on a poster announcement for the grant, which was basically a photo of a stack of blank sheets of paper with post-it notes and flags sticking out from between the pages. The details of the grant application were scribbled on these scraps of paper. I'm really drawn to designs that are derivatives of an original form. It's like math and its underlying laws. I like the simplicity of it all.