Thoughtful post from Kickstarter’s Creative Independent about how to avoid “creative savior complex” when working on social impact projects, written by Omayeli Arenyeka and illustrated by Neta Bomani.
A 4 part documentary series exploring some of Japans underground scenes through the lens of record shops and artists that gravitate around them. The documentary was shot back in 2015, and was directed and produced by Gautier Barras, Damien Barras, and Shingo Suwa, @Diggin’Thru, and co-poduced by Strategy Set, Japan.
An inspiring Kickstarter post, which includes a dozen artists’ take on the importance of art and creativity for yourself, society and our collective consciousness.
“By making something new we push back, counteract the constant, dreaded hum of destruction. Life is a process of finding and then losing who and what we love; we create to stave off sadness, to celebrate and grieve, to confront death and oppression.”Jillian Steinhauer
This is not an essay about the pros and cons of capitalism, or speculation, or risk-taking versus investment. This is an essay about redefining value and our relationship to value as graphic designers and commercial artists.Matt McGilvray
This interview put me on a positive track this week.
“Don’t look at the outside world to find yourself. It’s not really out there. The inside informs what you’re receiving from the outside, so you have to start from the inside. Then, the reflection of the outside world informs what’s on the inside. That really is just a matter of having fun. It really is.”