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2019.01.02 The Graphic Art of The Incredibles 2

The Graphic Art of The Incredibles 2

You have no clue how much I love posts like this - especially for The Incredibles. It's great to see such insight into a film (series) with art that I enjoy so much. #

2018.08.27 Making "Welcome Home"

Making "Welcome Home"

I really liked the original Spike Jonze spot "Welcome Home" for Apple's HomePod. I've enjoyed several music videos by him. The combination of the music, scenery, and dancing was a home-run in my mind. Subsequently, this behind-the-scenes view is fascinating. I've had this tab open in my browser, meaning to bookmark it, for basically the past five months, and watched it several times. #

2017.08.07 Jim Carrey: I Needed Color

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color

Maybe it's because he's somebody I feel like I know (thanks to his movies), but I really enjoyed the candor and approach to sharing that Jim shows. I've never felt very artistic, but I'm continually drawn to try something. Regardless, I think the six minutes needed to watch this are well spent. #

2017.05.17 My Family's Slave

My Family's Slave

Worth reading every word of this article. A fascinating and sad view into something I was completely oblivious to. I'm so glad I read this. #

2016.03.13 Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

This was such a touching story, and I loved listening to it. What an open and inviting heart Mr. Rogers always displayed to all of us. It's only years after the fact that I've come to appreciate how different his approach was to life. What a good man to emulate in many ways. #

2016.03.04 Wintergatan - Marble Machine

Wintergatan - Marble Machine

2000 marbles. 3000 moving pieces, all to create a song and music video (and so much more, really). Projects like this blow my mind. I think they're truly incredible. What a labor of love to create such a machine. I'd love to see this thing in person. #

2015.09.02 The Fringe Benefits of Quitting

The Fringe Benefits of Quitting

What a simple, and powerful message Liz Danzico has, from which I can/will benefit. It's okay (and frequently beneficial) to quit something. While doing that, stop thinking of your time as being lost/wasted, but as a beneficial investment into your own improvement for whatever it is. It's also okay not to know exactly how to get somewhere, which may cause for some course corrections. There's a good quote from E.L. Doctorow:

It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Maybe I'm overly introspective, and purpose-seeking right now, but her message rang true with me right now (Also, fittingly, I've tried to watch this video several times since its release, but just now finally knocked it out.) #

2014.08.04 Stuart Scott Accepts Jimmy V Award

Stuart Scott Accepts Jimmy V Award

Cancer sucks. I've already seen too many people die from it, and unfortunately, I anticipate losing more. Anybody who watches ESPN has watched him battle, and this speech is pointed and well spoken.

"When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live." #

2014.07.24 You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister

You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister

Simple, straightforward input on people like you who are clearly under the wrong impression that you're a storyteller. You're not. Probably. #

2014.07.11 US Trade Emblems by Arno Kathollnig

US Trade Emblems by Arno Kathollnig

Really clever design, especially on that upper-right one. Sure, it has a hint of renaissance-era type, but I love how the type hints at that classic shield form. The added bonus here is the accompanying vector files. Awesome. I came upon these after seeing Arno's stamps in the Dribbble 5th Anniversary blog post. Looking through his work on here, I see these aren't a fluke. Well done. #

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