After taking a short year and a half break from NYC and living in Boulder, Colorado, I’m happy to say I’m back and ready to re-engage with the city. When I lived in Williamsburg, I used to watch graffiti artist Greg Lamarche work on a mural outside my building. He is now being featured by J.Crew on a collaboration for their Williamsburg store launch. Love Lamarche in Brooklyn, but how do we feel about J.Crew coming into the hood? (click below to watch “Over and Over Again”.)
Many of us know of Warby Parker and those of you who don’t, its time to put them on your list of “Need to Know.” Revolutionizing a market that’s been around for ages, Warby Parker brings an innovative way to shop, buy and give back in the world of eyewear. Neil Blumenthal speaks at 99U about what he learned and continues to learn as an entrepreneur in this world. (click here to watch)
A few months ago I posted a quote I found from the great Ira Glass of “This American Life.” If you saw it, you recall it because many of you responded saying it was incredibly helpful and inspiring. If you missed it, well…you’re in luck because now, here’s an type illustrated version of it. Here it is round 2.
As a graphic designer, we’re always working within certain restrictions. Usually, it comes in the form of a “brief.” Oh…the brief! Here, Marian Bantjes creates a new category of how to think of design, illustration, and typography. I thought many of you would get a lot out of this. Would love to hear your thoughts. (cick to play)
There’s a new film out there for you music lovers that is a must see. Muscle Shoals, directed by my cousin-in-law, Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier and produced by my brother-in-law, Matthew Walker, (I’m clearly a proud family member) this movie pays homage to a small record studio that is finally getting some recognition for its amazing home talent that produced some of the greatest albums of all time. Click below to watch the trailer and check your local listings for showtimes.
Keith Yamashita talks in fairly great detail about what elements create GREATNESS. At first, I thought this was another cliché “empower yourself”, “lean in”, “you can do it” talks. But halfway through, Yamashita takes a turn and realized this is a creative shop trying to make social change within the confinements of the world of advertising, marketing, branding, and design. For many of you, you know what a challenge this is. Watch the video and let me know if you learned something unexpected. I sure did. (Thanks Willette for the video!)
I just had a wonderful long weekend spending dinners, brunches and drinks with creative, though provoking and introspective people in all industries. My soul and mind feel fed and wanted to highlight this video shared by my fabulous friend, Jasmine Takanikos. Thanks!