When people ask you, “Why do you do what you do, an why do you give it all?”
Tell them this, because who doesn’t want to be known for doing something extraordinary.
#inspiration #lovewhatyoudo

🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕
Let Go, Be Happy
Peace and Love
#peaceandlove #abstractliving #life #live #love (at Transcendence Alley)

Bob Dylan to set the mood for a new week;)
#bobdylan #trippy #blowininthewind #sundayfunk

Absolute truth of life
#buddha #anger #life #lifelesson #InstaSize

newyorker:

Hilton Als on Paul Zone’s book of rock photography: http://nyr.kr/1oeCAjo

“His subjects are all so young and trying not to show it; the poses they strike speak of their relative innocence and glory, and their fearlessness, too.”

Above: Debbie Harry (Blondie), Arturo Vega’s loft, 1975.

A-Fucking-Men! Follow your dreams. Never settle for anything less than the best!
#motivation #staythecourse

This Reason why I Blog

Creative Rationale

This brief required me to create, maintain, and sustain a valid online blog where I could share my experiences through this first semester of ICRD5111- showing my creativity and personal growth. What I created was a Blog site, even before we have received this brief- but this blog was about my life long dream of creating beautiful things and sharing it with the world.

I included everything that I, as a creative individual has ever done- from photography, to hallucinogenic art. It has already included my five favourite artists and my own art that has been inspired by these five great individuals.

This blog isn’t just a very important piece to myself, but it is also a strong extension of my own freelance design company which was the original inspiration to begin and categorically state my thoughts and opinions.

CREATIVEblog, can be seen as my public and personal diary, sharing thoughts and designs with the greater abyss we call society. I contribute regularly with updates from around the world, and hopefully in the process I ignite and inspire people with the beauty of minimalism, colour scales, and tranquility that can be found through art in any media- be it books, illustrations, or poetry.

A very relevant quote that can be found in the book, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (2012), states as follows: “Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.” - Jim Jarmusch.

This above quote, was the original driving force for me to create, and live, in inspiration with the help of a blog. Also the reason that every creative person should always have a pen and paper handy to jot down ideas and thoughts- this blog is my pen and paper.

Enjoy this self-exploration of myself, and always remember to be a ‘yardstick of quality’.


This brief needed me to recreate Assignment 3s project with restrictions, this caused difficulty for the Navigator and I because we couldn’t find the right restriction to implement until we came up with just creating a cd design with a brief summary about the song.

I already had a set theme and construct to work with, so I also restricted myself with creating something new but that still resembled the old. I played with three different styles all resembling art and a wall in some way.

My final design was a combination of my first two ideas, as it introduced a wall but also and old paper. It contains piercing blue eyes that is painted on a wall that begs us not to take down- to just appreciate its beauty.

I chose this because I felt it spoke flawlessly about the message I’m trying to convey- that beauty is found in the strangest of places. For aesthetic purposes, this design was also the best because of its proportionality towards the text- something that I just couldn’t get right with the other two designs.

Look at the walls, all the walls
These empty, desolate walls.
Where the people use to draw
Small things that made sense to us all.

Art these days,
are less quality and more quantity.
Every person feels gifted
With stolen ideas about inequality.
Not caring about the true meanings,
of life and peoples well being.

We all lie, steal, and cheat.
We all want to be the ultimate artist.
We want to grow up away for all this.
Away from the exceptional art that once was,
From the Dali’s on the wall.

The portraits of faith, love, and hate
By people we have to appreciate!
But we don’t!
We just dont.
We just dont care anymore,
about the art on the wall.

We all lie, steal, and cheat.
We all want to be the ultimate artist.
We want to grow up away for all this.
Away from the exceptional art that once was,
From the Da Vinci’s on the wall.

The portraits of death, despair, and fate
By people we have to appreciate!
But we don’t!
We just dont.
We just dont care anymore,
about the art on the wall.

Look at the walls, all the walls
The empty, desolate walls.
Where the people use to draw
Small things that made sense to us all.

In this brief it needed me to think creatively of ways to incorporate my 5 artists in one product. I perceived this to mean, that I had to mash together all 5 impressive traits that my artists have into one idea.

By getting to my end result; I started off with 5 main points of each artist and came up with a motto: Honesty, Humility, Perseverance, Perfectionism, Rebelliousness, and Humanity in the Face of Change. This was my building blocks to get to my final idea of a packaged designed cd cover, which included a poem written by myself and a music video.

I chose this idea because I felt as if it had incorporated all of my artists to well, for e.g the package design is a nod to Jony Ive and his amazing industrial design technic’s and the song and poem is done in a way that is similar to Bob Dylan’s music. The cover design represents Close and Bansky for its rebellious yet minimal looks and I included one of Banksy’s most popular art pieces into the inside of the cover. In order to create the packaging I designed it on an A3 page and folded the corners to feel like a booklet (almost as if it was a LP).

Now with the end result, I hope it let you feel immersed in the art that once was. The important things of civilization that is becoming lost in this digital central age.