Welcome to a fancifully random collection of visuals and text.

 

You don’t own your brand. A brand isn’t a logo or packaging. It’s a gut feeling. And when two people have the same gut feeling, you have a brand.

Robert Brunner

Also see Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, and other thinkers on how and why we define ourselves through brands

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chrisdaps:

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

Love this.

(Source: chrisprattings)

Photography has very little to do with mastering all the knobs and dials on your DSLR and everything to do with learning to look, really look, and get beyond the endless collections of different objects and people.

spellingmistakescostlives:

I’ve always been obsessed by cross-section illustrations and the idea of dying in space so this was a perfect match. You can get this as a t-shirt or a print

spellingmistakescostlives:

I’ve always been obsessed by cross-section illustrations and the idea of dying in space so this was a perfect match. You can get this as a t-shirt or a print

For me, when brands and products speak, when you reach out and try to communicate, the most important thing—and you guys probably throw this around all the time—is authenticity," he said. "Tell me the truth. Make my life more interesting, better, more entertaining, richer. Or just leave me the fuck alone. And if you can’t do that, then advertising should at least be really beautiful. But offer something, you know?

Jared Leto, on brands and advertising.

(Source: adweek.com)

Creative people are confident in only one thing: their own doubt. I think there’s a huge lack of self-confidence in a creative person because, by nature, the definition of a creative person is someone who is trying to make something new. They know, if they are professional creatives, that the likelihood of doing that—making something new and significant—is hugely unlikely, so they build within that city of doubt. From doubt, they get to iterate and work extremely hard, hoping to find something new; it’s all about hope. I’ve never met anyone who is good at what they do creatively and is super-confident. Maybe they pretend to be confident in front of their agent or the media, but I’ve never been confident in that way.

A conversation with the inimitable John Maeda. Complement with Seth Godin on dancing with self-doubt and Anna Deavere Smith’s advice to artists on what self-esteem really means.  (via explore-blog)

explore-blog:

The best explanation of net neutrality and why it matters, ever, period.