Category Archives: Arts

When Simple is Best: Ryan McArthur

I have always been impressed by Graphic Design’s potential to communicate BIG ideas in a digestable way (…good Graphic Design that is…) A colleague of mine posted an amazing link to a series of visualisations which made my day. Quotes from inspirational people like Wilde and Einstein are visualised in a minimalist manner by Toronto-based designer Ryan McArthur. Hope they inspire you too. McArthur’s work is available on Etsy.

The Five | Beyond by Lexus

FROM BUILDINGS MADE OF FOAM TO BRIDGES COATED IN LED LIGHTS, WE MEET FIVE DESIGNERS WHO ARE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

I find that a great story inspires me to look at the world differently and believe in optimistic possibilities. This is such a story… An amazing exploration of work by 5 designers doing things differntly. Pernilla Ohrstedt – a London based architect, Alain Lee – an Industrial Designer from Taipei, Leo Villareal – a lighting artist from New York, Kenmei Nagaoka – a designer and retailer from Tokyo and Kate Stokes – product designer from Melbourne. For more information regarding their work, visit the Five | Beyond by Lexus page.

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Neil Gaiman – Inspirational Speech at the University of the Arts 2012

“I never really expected to find myself giving advice to people graduating from an establishment of higher education.  I never graduated from any such establishment. I never even started at one. I escaped from school as soon as I could, when the prospect of four more years of enforced learning before I’d become the writer I wanted to be was stifling.”

I fell in love with the work of Gaiman at a very young age. His stories, graphic novels and later movies are a constant source of inspiration. When paired with the artwork of Dave McKean his work takes me to a world of wonder. This keynote address, given at the University of the Arts address in 2012  is his reflection of the creative industry,life and writing. A must watch for all artist, designers and creatives.