I totally get it. But would you believe it or not, that creating silhouttes was one of my desires going in? One of the "inspirations" I posted to Galih was this:
So when she posted her 2d-ish characters I immediately saw the ability to use them twice, both "as is" and as icons/silhouttes. In more of the silhoutte idea, I mocked up this, taking her pterodactly and incorporating it into another guy's artwork:
But I have also been re-using her vectors as mini icons. You can see them at work in the top right menu bar.
I really like this idea too (of focusing more on the typography).
I too am afraid I might end up doing too much dinosaury-stuff and not enough interesting stuff with letters/typography.