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Links tagged "inspiration"

2010.01.19 Jessica Hische / Humble Pied

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” Great advice. (or watch it on Vimeo) #

2010.01.17 Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Where have I been? I've never heard of this guy, or this book, or his Acme Novelty Library series either. Sign me up for a copy of this. (This was brought to my attention, because of it being translated to Chinese - which is useless to me, but still) #

2009.11.16 Jessica Hische Typography

Jessica Hische Typography

Brilliant work by an illustrator/designer that is completely new to me - Jessica Hische. I love her work, especially her hand-lettering, which is her self-proclaimed specialty. I can clearly see why. What a fabulous find for the day.

Update: I'm such a space cadet, that I forgot I've already linked to her. At least the other was on her blog (which isn't super-obviously linked to from her portfolio). I'm also glad that I'm consistent in my linkage - previously it was her typography that grabbed me, and it still is. #

2009.11.12 James Cameron and “Avatar” : The New Yorker

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” — James Cameron, director of Terminator and Titanic. I'm not saying I do this, but I'd like to do better at this. #

2009.11.12 Blind Preview - Volvo S60 - YouTube

Esref Armagan, blind since birth, and an artist, is asked to draw/paint the new Volvo S60. It's humbling and inspiring to see a man who emphasizes his strengths to accomplish something that others would find impossible. #

2009.11.04 Art Deco UP Posters -- Ain't It Cool News

Art Deco UP Posters -- Ain't It Cool News

Very cool posters created and released by Pixar. Like the author, I prefer the final piece. Careful clicking on those pictures. The files they link to are HUGE for random website links (15 MB). #

2009.11.03 Will's Online World Paper Money Gallery

I love to see how a country chooses to represent itself via its money, and this is a great collection from around the world. I have some bills that they don't have, and if I were really cool, I'd scan them in and send them over. Very cool. #

2009.10.25 Make Something Cool Every Day 2009

Obviously I'm late to this, since Mark Weaver seems to have been Making Something Cool Every Day for all of 2009… and here it is 298 days into the year. How inspiring! For those of us who might want to try this, it might be good to try it for a week, or a month before committing to it for a whole year. Maybe an alternate to NaBloPoMo or the upcoming NaNoWriMo. Be sure to check out his site and portfolio. Very cool. #

2009.10.22 Dirty Pilot: Working 9-9

Dirty Pilot: Working 9-9

It sure sucks to work 9-9, and I understand how it feels - much how this print would lead you to believe. I like the feel of the dark comic book lines combined with the messy spray-paint. As an added bonus, I like to see the behind-the-scenes of how some of the steps were accomplished. #

2009.09.07 The beach and villas, Blankenberghe, Belgium - Flickr

The beach and villas, Blankenberghe, Belgium - Flickr

Thanks to The Library of Congress for their continual (Friday) Flickr uploads with photos of awesome old places (hereafter referred to as AOP's). This particular photo I love, mainly because of the architectural detail in the buildings. (Easy to see where Lego could be inspired for some of their buildings#

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