I find these two images go together very nicely.
Kudos to Holstee for having such a vision to begin with.
You can purchase a print copy of the poster on their site – or click the image below for a larger version. Or watch a video and read it below….
Scott McCloud is a great storyteller. Be it in his own comics, writing about making comics or in his talks as below.
Anyone interested in presentations and storytelling could benefit from a look at his classic Making Comics.
In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
Entertaining and informative with some swagger and swearing for good measure.
Well worth your time.
I have some issues with the person Steve Jobs was – the abandoning of a young daughter tops the list – but for all his flaws when he had the right idea: he nailed it.
I hope everyone that sees this can keep this in mind through the coming year and be the kind of influence they think the world needs.
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
- Steve Jobs
A life plan for disruption!
10 minutes of ads worth your time.
Carlsberg stunt with bikers in cinema
I kept forgetting to share this anywhere so finally I remember it and decided to add two other ads that recently made an impression .
This is just hilarious. I love the people that leave hahaha…Great concept from Duval Guillaume Modem agency.
A moving and extremely effective ad regarding marriage equality. You hate, you’re a monster.
Kenny Powers – K-Swiss CEO video (Uncensored)
Smart Branding; Kenny Powers, MFCEO of K-Swiss – Wired’s Geek Dad – “pure advertising gold. It’s also an extremely rare and unorthodox ad”.
I intended to find out the back story of this ad one way or another. Geekdad has the answers direct from 72andSunny.
This one won’t be for everyone. If you don’t know who Kenny Powers is and dislike – questionable humor – you may want to skip this one. But I didn’t even think this was a real company when I first saw the ad. Next time I see their shoes in a store I will definitely remember them and at least have a look. For some it really worked: It was actually successful in convincing me to go out and get a pair of K-Swiss Tubes. – Total Pro Sports
This ad was produced by agency http://www.72andsunny.com/ – a new fav now.
Astute readers will note this is actually going live on Thursday.
Yesterday was spent dealing with a snow storm, attending a funeral and then spending the rest of the day with my daughter.
It was the first funeral I attended since becoming a dad. And accompanied an unfortunate realization that the majority of funerals I have attended have been for those under 25. So I instead of writing a blog post I came home and held my daughter.
I am fortunate to know what I want to do with the rest of my life. Even more fortunate to have the means to do so. The post below from Seth Godin today talks of the opportunities we all have (if you are reading this you are part of that we). yesterday’s funeral was the result of a car accident. No warning, no time to say good-bye, no expectation that there’d be no chance to say or do anything together again.
I almost wish there was a class in high schools teaching students how to be grateful. We have so much going for us. Even when all my plans backfire or blow up in my face, I shut down a business, money is tight – I still have little if anything worth complaining about.
And all that time complaining needs to be directed to important (to you) work. Because we have no idea when our chance to keep doing that work ends. It is Thanksgiving in the States now – but where ever you are reading this, I hope you take a moment to be grateful for all you/we have.
A great way to give thanks…for the privileges we’ve got is to do important work.
Your job, your internet access, your education, your role in a civilized society… all of them are a platform, a chance to do art, a way for you to give back and to honor those that enabled you to get to this point.
For every person reading this there are a thousand people (literally a thousand) in underprivileged nations and situations that would love to have your slot. Don’t waste it.
- Seth Godin
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
This week it is actually a bit of a mix. Saw the first video this morning on the Signal vs. Noise blog.
Been toying with the idea of learning to program. Took a stab at a course before but quickly realized school was a bad way to learn (for me) and thus a waste of money.
Finally decided to jump in with Ruby. If kids can program, surely I can…right? Either way that kid is right on.
Thomas Suarez – iPhone Application Developer… and 6th Grader
Also: Last week I posted a link to PressPausePlay.
Below is a video featured in the film from Ólafur Arnalds. It came about via an unsolicited collaboration. Child programmers, artists connecting via the net to share works inspired by others works – all comes back to people doing what they want to, what they need to.
What is it you are doing? Or excuse for not doing it?
My friend Aaron Cooper suggested I check this out. And I owe him big thanks for doing so.
I just finally got around to watching this late last night and I thought it was great; entertaining, informative – an easy introduction to people not fully familar with the changes being brought about by digital culture.
The creative landscape is changing. Some talk about a revolution. Others talk about a natural evolution. These changes affect everything. From creation to distribution, from artist to consumer.
And in the spirit of the film’s topic, you can download the film for FREE from their website. (As Seth Godin says ideas that are free spread faster.)
Also have a look at the interactive version – that’s now on my to do list.
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
One thing we plan to build out more in the coming months is the idea of a `Doers`Club`. A collection of people taking action that can inspire us. So when we stumbled across the Do Lectures we were quite excited. The following is from their site:
The idea is a simple one— that people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things, too. So each year we invite a set of people down here to come and tell us what they Do. They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to their stories, they light a fire in your belly to go and Do your thing, your passion, the thing that sits in the back of your head each day, just waiting, and waiting for you to follow your heart.
To go find your cause to fight, your company to start, your invention to invent, your book to write, your mountain to climb. The one thing the Doers of the world Do, apart from Do amazing things, is to inspire the rest of us to go and Do amazing things too. They are fire-starters.
David & Clare Hieatt
Co-founders of The Do Lectures
Here`s the first of many we`ll be sharing:
TIME = WEALTH by Rolf Potts – Author of ‘Vagabonding’
This is by far one of my favorite TedX Talks. I watched this talk for the first time one night while in the hospital with my newborn daughter trying to stay awake while caring for her. Now I will blame hormones, new dad-ness and lack of sleep but by the end of his son’s perfect day water works were on. My wife woke up wondering what was wrong and I replied an honest: nothing, everything is going to be great.
And it has been and will continue to be.
If you visit the How We Work section of our site you will see the following:
Work/Life Balance. This clip played a (small) part in the focus on living.
It is not all about the billable hour to us, but simply filling your life with the things you want to do. Easier said than done.
But this clip shows why working towards that goal can be so important.
Wednesday’s “Watch This” will be a weekly presentation we feel is worth your time to watch that either educates you related to services we offer, reflects our values or occasionally simply entertains and provides you with a break.