Looking forward to getting my poster in from the printer’s next week!
I promised my grandmother I’d speak at her funeral which is this saturday. We expect 150 people, I have 2 minutes. This will be the largest group I’ve ever spoken to. Here’s my speech: I’m sorry that Grandma’s gone. She loved all of you, she loved me and we loved her. When someone dies at a good old age like grandma, with family by her side, we can definitely...
Don't be a bad boyfriend
Great article about why it’s important to keep in touch with your customers. I have lots of room for improvement here. It’s easy to get into “projects” but relationships can start to fade. http://www.remarkable-communication.com/relationship-marketing-series-2-dont-be-a-bad-boyfriend/
This is an amazing typography book. Stunning work from forgotten eras. http://www.swipe.com/?cat=20
Thoughts on: Lean Thinking at Starbucks
I love this article said, “…when senior executives begin to prioritize labor productivity over service, they often start to erode the competitive distinction that led to the premium pricing. It’s one thing to purposefully pivot away from a premium position. It’s another to creep away from it without making a clear strategic choice.” So true. Starbucks also brought in...
I’ve got some artwork in an exhibition that opens tonight in Toronto. 8pm-2am 52 McCaul St. 19+ Runs to Oct 3.
i woke up in the middle of the night the night before last and had a perfect speech to say at my grandma’s funeral. (She’s almost dead of cancer-she wanted me to say something) .. but i totally forget now.
Great work and site from Gavin. Very sweet letterpress stuff too! http://www.gavinpotenza.com/
Poster is $1k over postage budget.. owch.. but worth it.The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places by David Gibson. Nice book
Intreguing book: “Confessions” By Leo Tolstoy. It’s short and starts very dark-but becomes more hopeful thankfully.
I’m slated to teach a course in Digital Illustration: Style and workflow at Centennial College in January 2010. Looking forward to meeting the students. Props to Derek Lea for bringing me in and for the decades of kindness and inspiration.
This is a smart music business guy. His company manages Avril Levigne, Sarah McLaughlain, Nelly Furtado and lots of smaller stuff too. (They also teamed up with Radiohead and Franz Ferdinand’s labels to form a new company.) http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos/music+industry+profile+terry+mcbride+of+nettwerk+music+group
Hidden Hunger”: New York Times video: http://kszqo.tk
Story of James Tankard in Wired. The creator of the revolutionary “Red One” Camera (used in district 9) Thanks for the link Daniel Pagan! http://is.gd/39xvO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpxoGtSUqkY&feature=channel Dang nice version of “slow dancing in a burning room” fine guitar playing.
OK-RM Great work by UK designers now at 2x4 in ny. I love the barbican guidelines and have the process book. The T cover, harvard gallery and other stuff are great http://www.ok-rm.co.uk/
“The trouble with RFPs” very well written and thought out position. http://www.andyrutledge.com/rfp-idiocy.php
The title says it all: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/04/10-stupid-mistakes-made-by-the-newly-self-employed/
Great work by Heads of State https://www.theheadsofstate.com