The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
(Source: nevver, via oxblood)
Weekly Quote #5
This weeks quote comes from the legendary George Lois, a giant of advertising, working at DDB before leaving to start his own company with two other people. He had a prolific career in advertising, but he is best known for his amazing and iconic Esquire covers between 1962 and ‘72.
This quote needs no explaining! Lois is one of the greats of advertising and design, and according to himself was the inventor of the concept of ‘the big idea’ in advertising.
There was recently a new book by Lois published called Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) which I’m really hoping to read or buy soon. There is also a really interesting article about him in this months Creative Review, which includes his thoughts on Mad Men, which is apparently partly based on him…
(Weekly quotes so far)
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
At the end of a leafy residential street in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a remarkable home designed by George Nelson is as livable today as it was 55 years ago.