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.
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
The mathematician George Pólya is arguably the first to formalize design reasoning, although he is never mentioned in modern definitions of the process. Will the father of design thinking please stand up? Enlightening essay by Ian Domowitz.
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.”
Toby Shorin and the team of contributors at subpixel put together this essay for those looking for a different take on the current moment. If you dig it, check out some of his other posts on authenticity and aesthetics. Really solid thinking.
Love these paintings and drawings! Really smart and funny combination of graphics and text. Reminds me of my own thoughts, flying through my head at any point throughout the day. The best artists and writers find a way to catch them and bottle them up to be used in just the right way. See more of Jose here, here and HERE!