In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.
Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.
I love these little design booklets by Turkish designer, Volkan Olmez. They were created for presentation at the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers. Each colourful pocket size book describes a common design term such as Amorphous, Contour, Transform or Vector.
Neuroscientist Bevil Conway believes scientists can learn a lot from examining the strategies artists use to clarify color. “The best access we have of what color is and what it does to us is by studying the work of people who have studied it obsessively. Matisse is one of those people,” he says. “I think it’s extremely valuable, and there’s been very limited work treating that corpus as the sort of scientific evidence that it will turn out to be.”
Until now, GoPro hadn’t been worn by a super hero…
"Technically, it still hasn’t—superheroes aren’t real, nerd—but this video from YouTube production team Corridor Digital captures the next best thing. It’s a 2:30 trip through Superman’s rounds, all with mounted GoPro strapped to the Last Son of Krypton’s forehead. Using drones helped along by DroneFly’s Taylor Chien, we see the patrol rounds performed by Superman (played by comedian Will Sterling) as he soars over the cityscape. He flies around, fights bad guys, and rescues a damsel in distress—all to a kickin’ dubstep soundtrack." From FastCo Create.
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about ‘What Not To Dos’, meetings that left us scratching our heads, and times we’ve messed up, but that’s not to take away from all the good meetings we have had. Especially the ones that came with lessons we think about pretty much everyday.