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"FEW OTHER PROFESSIONS FACE THE BRUTALITY OF FAILURE WE DO. AS DAVID DROGA ONCE PUT IT: “IF I WERE A SURGEON, AND NINE OUT OF TEN OF MY PATIENTS DIED, I WOULD SERIOUSLY QUESTION WHETHER I SHOULD BE IN THE INDUSTRY.” BUT FOR US, THAT KIND OF FAILURE IS NORMAL."

- Simon Veksner - How to Make it as an Advertising Creative.

My Silk Tie Easter Eggs!

This was really fun and not that hard. All you have to do is find some ties that are 100% silk. These are easily found at any second hand store, and they will usually be pretty affordable. Turn the ties around and cut down the middle to open them up. Cut a section to fit your egg and wrap it with the tie pattern facing in towards the egg, tie using a twist tie or string. Then wrap your eggs again with a lighter fabric (I used a cut up white pillow case). Tie with a string or twist tie.. this is just so that the colors don’t bleed onto each other. Once all of your eggs are wrapped, place them in a pot and cover them with water. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar and then cook for 20 mins on med/high. Remove all of the eggs carefully, let cool and the fun part begins - The Big Reveal! Some will turn out better than others. Brighter fabrics with more contrast work well and remember that usually the uglier the tie, the better the egg :) Happy Easter!

Vivarium

This is awesome.  Who doesn’t love a flip book?  Artist Juan Fontanive, ‘crafts custom stainless steel boxes fitted with motors and intricate gears, which drive his screen printed animations of birds and butterflies in endless, Rolodex-style loops.’ Absolutely Beautiful.

(Source: fastcodesign.com)

"WE DON’T NEED TOTALLY NEW PRODUCTS SO MUCH AS WE NEED BETTER AND MORE RELEVANT DESIGN FOR EXISTING PRODUCTS THAT HAVE OTHERWISE ALREADY PROVEN THEMSELVES."

- Brand Jam by Marc Gobé (via re-brand)

(Source: nae-design, via brandingidentitydesign)

Art Casque 

(via typostrate)

"CONSUMERS TEND TO HAVE A BAD OPINION ABOUT ADVERTISING, MOSTLY BECAUSE THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE ADVERTISING THEY’RE EXPOSED TO NOWADAYS
ISN’T VERY GOOD."

- 47. Cédric Quissola, Independent Art Director (via re-brand)

Monster - “Stuck in the wrong job?”