Filed under: Inspiration
I’m in the midst of a big knitting project in my sparetime at the moment so I’m just going nuts for everything knitted. That’s why I’m a HUGE fan of yarn bombing, street art done in yarn. How can this not put a smile on your face? Unfortunately I don’t know who did these (except for the motorcycle done by Kate Corbin) as I guess it’s kinda like graffiti. But Google the term and a world of colour and yarn will greet you!
I’ve been really fascinated with glitch art lately. I love when accidents turn out to be blessings in disguise and great unforeseen things happen. That’s why I was thrilled to find this little number by Antonio Roberts, a zine made entirely with glitch art. I think it’s really strong visually!
Visit his glitch space here: http://www.hellocatfood.com
These wonderful pieces have a few years on their back but I’ve only just come across them so I figure you might not have seen them either. I just love the little statements, really makes me laugh, especially the one that says “It’s the girl who likes my work. She’s so pretty and special”.
I’ve been a huge fan of James Victore’s work for years and years but I don’t think I have ever blogged him. So it’s about time. You’ve probably seen his Racism piece but there’s so much other great work. I just love the sarcasm and the gnarly handwriting. I can HIGHLY recommend getting his book too (Victore: or, who died and made you boss?) which makes me both laugh and think very serious thoughts every time I open it. I bow my head in homage!
See more: http://www.jamesvictore.com
As you might have gathered by now I am not one to step down from a project when faced with a cumbersome craft challenge and I have definitely found my kindred spirit in UK artist Peter Root. I just have to share this project with you guys! Did you ever wonder what you could make out of staples? Nope, me neither, but Mr. Root did and the answer was; a city of skyscrapers! How cool is that!?
See more: http://www.peterroot.com
I was asked to create a list of 10 tips on being a graphic designer, listmaking is very hip huh? ;-) So I thought I’d share my list with you guys. Totally subjective of course, make your own!
1. Always take the road less travelled, sometimes take the road with the most obstacles and learn from overcoming them.
2. Never think what a solution SHOULD be, but what it COULD be.
3. Never let technology/craft be a hindrance of going with a good idea, figure it out!
4. See things from another angle; see it from far away, up really close, from underneath or on top, pull it apart and put it back together in a different way.
5. Do good with what you have available. There is beauty in everything, you might just have to look a little harder to find it!
6. Perfection is sometimes the imperfect.
7. If something is good enough, is it really good?
8. Breathe! Timeout!
9. See mistakes as detours rather than mistakes.
10. Helvetica is hardly ever the answer, merely a placeholder.
I really admire the people who are a part of this “Do something cretive everyday” wave. Taking time each day to do a continuing project. I applaud you! Like Gemma Correll. She has done visual diary entries and they are just so darn cute. She’s apparently starting to do a book and I’ll be excited to see that when it’s done.