We are balloons

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Masayoshi Matsumoto is a self taught balloon artist who realistically creates creatures using only balloons!

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The COVID sign archives

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Creatives I admire, Designers I Like | No Comments

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Although as of this date we are still living this, I thought it would be important to share this ongoing collection of  Pandemic Graphics and Covid Posters Archive.

It is a growing list. If you would like to contribute go here >>

Design vs Art

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“…imagination has to be tamed to serve a practical purpose. Otherwise, it’s art. Art is a blue-sky venture. Design is a planned activity with specific goals.”

Jovan Rocanov

Photo by Carolina Sánchez on Unsplash

If you could redesign covers of books you’ve read

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As a personal project (unpublished) graphic designer Jenny Volvovski redesigned covers for books she has read. And if you want to see the covers of books she designed but did not read check out her design agency ALSO here.

The best lesson of high school

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My favorite excerpt from Seth Godin’s writing on “The persistence of hierarchy and status roles” is this:

The best lesson of high school might be that everyone has a noise in their heads, everyone feels uncomfortable and everyone would appreciate a little kindness and respect.

Amen to that!

Read the full article here, which by the way, begins with an anecdote about the indi band REM.

Photo by Austrian National Library on Unsplash

The original resilience machine

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Abso-effing-lutely, Creatives I admire | No Comments

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Ah yes. I remember it well. Makes me a bit sad how true this statement is:

The internet was originally designed as a resilience machine, designed to heal itself and work around interruptions. And the essence of it was a distributed, peer-to-peer network that worked precisely because it was open. As data is hoarded, manipulated and monetized, that original intent has been turned upside down. ~ Seth Godin

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