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Nov 07, 2013
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May 05, 2013
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My process:

1) Start with a clear, clean idea
2) Lose that idea by caking on notes and research
3) Hack away at the crud until the original idea emerges

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My process:

1) Start with a clear, clean idea
2) Lose that idea by caking on notes and research
3) Hack away at the crud until the original idea emerges

(via)

Feb 07, 2013
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Feb 06, 2013
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Girls dancing to The Beatles

From episode four of The Beatles Anthology

Filed under: girls

Girls dancing to The Beatles

From episode four of The Beatles Anthology

Filed under: girls

Jan 25, 2013
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Bad Reviews: All In The Game

People ask me how I handle bad reviews.1 I wrote about the subject in Steal Like An Artist:

Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored—the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.

All of the following scenarios are ascending levels of amazing to me:

  1. Someone heard of my book
  2. Someone bought my book
  3. Someone read my book
  4. Someone read my book and hated it
  5. Someone read my book and loved it

Seriously.

And, you always remember that a review says just as much about the reader as it does about the book — first you evaluate the critic, then you can listen or not listen to the criticism.

As Omar said, “It’s all in the game, yo. All in the game.”


  1. Sorry for the duplicate post. Apparently, people wanted to reblog this and couldn’t. 

Jan 24, 2013
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Stanley Donwood GIF-ITI

Holy crap these Stanley Donwood GIFs are melting my brain.

If I have my facts right, what you are seeing is a GIF-ITI — Donwood actually painted a building multiple times and took photos, then turned them into an animation:


  My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. After a week of sweating in the Los Angeles late summer sun re-painting the whole building several times i got there. Animated as a continuous GIF it may only live online but some would argue that is where most now live their lives…


Holy hell.

Stanley Donwood GIF-ITI

Holy crap these Stanley Donwood GIFs are melting my brain.

If I have my facts right, what you are seeing is a GIF-ITI — Donwood actually painted a building multiple times and took photos, then turned them into an animation:

My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. After a week of sweating in the Los Angeles late summer sun re-painting the whole building several times i got there. Animated as a continuous GIF it may only live online but some would argue that is where most now live their lives…

Holy hell.

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  Marty McFly: What if I send in the tape and they don’t like it? I mean, what if they say I’m no good? What if they say, “Get outta here, kid. You got no future”? I mean, I just don’t think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I’m starting to sound like my old man!


What’s keeping George McFly from sharing his work?

UPDATE: “The lack of brain-melting threats from Darth Vader.” —@wearewriteclub

Marty McFly: What if I send in the tape and they don’t like it? I mean, what if they say I’m no good? What if they say, “Get outta here, kid. You got no future”? I mean, I just don’t think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I’m starting to sound like my old man!

What’s keeping George McFly from sharing his work?

UPDATE: “The lack of brain-melting threats from Darth Vader.” —@wearewriteclub

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