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The details matter

Wise people say “Make it BIG or stay in bed”.

It considers each aspect of our life – if you are a professional in your field, you know it.

You know, that each detail speaks loud. The details matter.

Even your business card shows your attitude to what you’re doing and the way you’re doing it.

The “detail”, which I illustrate today, is an adorable collection of business cards.

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Copyright and creativity

file000619580246Hi everybody!

Here is very interesting lecture by the Harvard professor Larry Lessig about the Copyright issue related with creativity. Copyright and creativity are always related and the main question is how to “regulate this relationship”.

His proposal (the work of the artists and creators to be made available freely for non-commercial type of use, but not freely for any commercial use) is really a worth subject of further conversation in area of the Copyright law.

“Lessig has built a reputation as the king of Internet law and as the most important next-wave thinker on intellectual property.”, New York Magazine

Have a great day,

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Regina Silveira

Regina Silveira is born in Porto Alegre, Brasil. Her artworks are really amazing. I won’t tell you about her professional achievements and the big amount of awards, which she has, because they are really a lot.

It’s interesting to know, that during the ’70s she was operating mainly with new graphic media, making video art, artist’s books and mail art. In the ’80s she made objects and large-scale installations. In the mid-‘90s, she began using digital resources to construct artworks and installations. In the same period she produced works that were large-scale but still contained within the interiors and environments of art.

The images below are presenting just one of her artworks, realized in 2010. Enjoy them!





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New models of creativity

1 (2)Chase Jarvis is an American professional photographer, director, artist and entrepreneur.

He has won a lot of awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Advertising Photographers of America, The International Photography Awards as well as many others.

And the Photo District News Magazine called Chase Jarvis one of the top 30 most influential photographers of the past decade.

It’s interesting to find out what are for Chase the new models of creativity. And the video below answers it.

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Do you want to be more creative in your business?

JGS_PushPinsHugh MacLeod is giving us so many worth advices on the creative life in his book “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity”. One of my favorite ones is:

“The most important thing a creative per­son can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not. Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.”

Nowadays there are so many creative persons in the advertising agencies, which ones have so big creative potential, but they don’t draw the red line. And it’s not because they don’t know how, but because they are not allowed to do it. It’s so sad, that they accept this situation. They prefer to be well-paid rather than being professionals in what they do. And what do you prefer?

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Tim Brown

1Today Tim Brown is talking about the link between the creativity and the play.

Here are 28 minutes, worth seeing.

Enjoy them!


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Attitudes and beliefs about creativity

file000988088035Creativity is…. – complete the sentence.

Or if you could not complete it, here are interesting facts of a research on attitudes and beliefs about creativity.

This research is published in April, 2012 and includes 5000 respondents in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan.

The facts:

  • Globally, Japan is regarded the most creative country, except by the Japanese
  • Americans believe the US is the most creative
  • Only 1 in 4 people feel that they are living up to their creative potential
  • 75% said they are under growing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work
  • Only about half of Americans would describe themselves as creative (global average is even lower at 39%)
  • Time and money are seen as the biggest challenges to being able to create

And here is the full report online.

Have a peaceful evening.

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What is the creativity – a magic or not?

hotblack_20070610_coffeeToday while you drink your hot morning coffee, you could see the wonderful documentary of Kirby Ferguson on the history of the collaborative creation, named “Everything is a remix”. This material shows how combinatorial is the creativity in fact.


Do you think creativity is a magic and only some people have an access to it?

Kirby Ferguson says:
“Creativity isn’t magic: it happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials. And the soil from which we grow our creations is something we scorn and misunderstand even though it gives us so much — and that’s… copying.”

Here is the third part of the documentary, titled “The Elements of Creativity”. Enjoy it!

And if you’re interested in the other parts of the documentary, here they are:

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Let’s talk about…

001_george_lois_theredlistHe said:

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”

“If a man does not work passionately – even furiously – at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God.”

“Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.”

Here is a brave interview with George Lois, who is talking about the design and presenting his book. Enjoy it!

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Where do good designs come from?

1Once Danny Sengers said, that “good designs come from the heart, not from the brain”.

And here comes the question how important is in fact to be serious by designing?

In the video today Paula Scher – a designer and typographer, presents her point of view on the “serious design”. She’s confessing, that she was serious only 4 times in her 35-years experience.

Let’s see and enjoy her designs in the presentation below!


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