Category: Creativity

Better Through More

Quality over quantity seems to be the mission statement of creatives. It’s the idea that your focus should be on creating something of quality rather than merely focusing on the numbers and creating lots of mediocrity—that’s totally understandable. While I believe in this motive, especially as it relates to business, it’s important not to follow…
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The Democratization of Lettering

It’s quite easy to question the status of lettering. Is it a trend? Will it last? Is the field of lettering becoming too saturated? For myself, none of these are a concern. I just love seeing people getting into lettering because it means they’re getting into two things: drawing and communication. Not everyone is going…
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The Dark Art of Copying

It’s about time that the stigma of copying be released from the deathly grips of creatives. The term copying has become voodoo; it’s something we urge everyone to steer clear of. Contrary to this belief, I encourage copying for it’s the foundation of learning, enables progress over time, and it serves an undervalued and unnoticed…
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Can Art Be Taught?

Art is a gift, right? You’re either born with innate artistic ability or you’re not. Well that’s what we are led to believe, and even Morgan Freeman would agree with that notion. So when many people are asked, can art be taught, they will answer with no. This toxic perception that artistic ability/thinking is granted…
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Constraints Breed Creativity: OuLiPo

Many people understand creativity as spontaneity or even magic—it isn’t. Creativity appears to be this mysterious air that floats about unnoticed until someone points it out. People seem to believe that creativity transcends the borders of convention and is a solution that can only be reached through ultimate creative freedom. On the other hand, most…
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