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Creative Inspiration

10/09/2011
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We all need some creative inspiration sometimes.  Weather we are graphic designers, writers, dancers, animators or need a spark to help us with branding, advertising or marketing there is a desire to be galvanized.  As a fan of creatives, I have found a number of sites to help inspire me.  Recently I have found a site that helps creative professionals showcase their work and share it with the world.

Behance Network

I visit this site (among a list of others) from time to time gain insight to what others are doing and creatively inspire the projects I am working on. The Behance team behind the Network is a designed based technology company based out of NY.

Here are a couple of galleries I appreciated:

100 Logos In 100 Days
Fer-y-Nora
COLORLESS
Grafitti Book
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Ryan Shude
Public Poster Project

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Steve Jobs – Visionary, Innovator and Creative Genius

10/06/2011
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Rest In Peace Mr. Jobs.  You have changed the world and left a legacy.

This is still one of my favorite speeches of all time.  You can only connect the dots looking back.

AdWeek’s Most Epic Ad

09/07/2011
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AdWeek’s 25 most Epic Ads.  #1 is a Pantene ad called “Crysalis”.

Social Media, Communities, Profits and Positive Impact

08/29/2011
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Brand consultant, strategist, and respect author Simon Mainwaring’s new book WE FIRST talks about out how brands and consumers use social media to build communities, profits and positive impact.

 

07/20/2011
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In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice–the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish–becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice–from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs–has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse.

 

 

Authentic Creativity

06/08/2011

How does one find authentic creativity? In his last talk before passing away, Malcolm McLaren tells remarkable stories from his own life, from failing school to managing the Sex Pistols. He argues that we’re living in a karaoke culture, with false promises of instant success, and that messiness and failure are the key to true learning.

Malcolm was a designer, promoter and recording artist, masterminded the punk-rock group the Sex Pistols, was an early mover in globalizing hip-hop, and made ambitious works of art.

and I still love Hobo Scratch:

We’re on a world tour…..

Some of the most creative people in business today

05/27/2011
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Fast Company highlights the top 100 most creative people in their latest issue.  Here are just some of our favorites (in no particular order):

#41 John Jay

#53 Chief Almir of the Surui

#43 Naoto Fukasawa

http://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/fukasawa.html

#8 Conan O’Brien

His new documentary:

#29 Tony Hsieh

One from our previous posts:

https://yoverx.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/culture-fit/