Advice to Sink in Slowly is an ongoing series of posters designed by graduates for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to first year students.
Although illustrators and designers are the people creating these posters, a lot of the posters also apply to those outside of art school, such as “Eat Breakfast”, “Remember to Breathe”, and “Casual Sex is Overrated”.
One of my favorites is Frank Chimero’s advice zine which you can print out to keep in your pocket for when you’re in doubt.
(via Brain Pickings)
As evidenced by my last post, I’ve been really down in the dumps as of late. But I’m happy to say that in small ways, things are finally looking up! Not only is my class cancelled tomorrow but this Creative Mornings session with Jake Nickell (co-founder of Threadless.com) really has me feeling pumped about this idea I have…
Needless to say, it feels really good to be excited about something again :)
Everything is a Remix is an insightful four-part video series exploring the notion that nothing is original. Part 3 takes a deeper look into how the act of copying has driven (and continues to drive) creativity and innovation in all aspects of our culture.
While I agree that copying is humanity’s way of learning and progressing, I don’t think this gives us free reign to copy somebody else’s work and slap our names on it.
There is a difference between reproducing and remixing.
The problem is that we often copy previous forms of work subconsciously, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other.
My head hurts…