The above image represents a variation of an extremely famous idiom (that is often inscribed on a medium which would make the message self-contradictory), can you decipher it? (Again, as always, I created it by myself.)
Pay attention to the texture of the shapes, what does it remind you?
Try to rearrange the shapes and you should get a common English word with seven letters.
I guess this thing is a little bit hard, so I will give you one more hint, yes, the word is nothing, notice what state the word is in?
You can solve the puzzle by Google searching the idiom with the word that describes the state, I have double checked it.
Decode this simple message (base36):
1c 1c 19 2t 3a 2p 32
You should get a string seven characters long, with two numbers and four letters, then it takes some lateral thinking (or a simple Google searching) to get the exact word you need.
You don't need to decode the message if your vocabulary is big enough.