At April’s CreativeMornings/Atlanta, Perry Fair, Chief Creative Officer at JWT gives us a call to action. Titled, “How the Refrigerator Killed the Caveman,” Perry’s talk digs in to how advances in technology are stunting our creative process, as we move toward a “culture of curation.”
Austin Kleon rings in the first CreativeMornings/Austin event on a good note, setting the bar high for future talks at the Texas chapter.
Austin wants us to stop fetishizing creativity. Stop using ‘creative’ as a noun. And stop treating the creative process as some sort of magical mystery that always ends in beautiful work.
Instead, he wants us to not just show the product of those creative efforts, but show our process. Austin walks us through some of his messier moments, the ‘shadow galleries’ of being an artist and a father. He calls for authenticity, but not just in the trite way it has become to be known—but as artists and designers sharing their work with other people.
Watch the talk.
Quite a crew came out to see “digital HTTPster” James Noble speak on April’s theme topic: “The Future” at CreativeMornings/Melbourne. Absolutely excellent photos by Mark Lobo.
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The Melbourne chapter of CreativeMornings is organized by Jeremy Wortsman. Follow along with them at @Melbourne_CM!
Woohoo! The moment you have all been waiting for.. the very first CreativeMornings/Austin talk is now live online!
The speaker is none other than Austin Kleon, the force behind Steal Like an Artist and Newspaper Blackout. Austin speaks on April’s theme of the future, by attempting to set the ground rules for future discussions between artists and designers—in terms of how we discuss our work and process.
“I think we’re living in this mass fetishization of creativity,” he says. “And you can tell that from the way we use ‘creative’ as a noun.” He goes on to breakdown some of his previous advice: Do Good Work and Share It With People, on what is good, what is work, and how we should share.
Excellent talk. Watch it here.
How can you not fall in love with the beauty of letterpress when you see the work of Mama’s Sauce, a gourmet design and print shoppe based out of Orlando, Florida. Beyond that tactile feel of the paper, the studio itself is founded on principles of fine craft and excellent execution—making a name for themselves.
The business is the brainchild of Nick Sambrato, who spoke at our February edition of CreativeMornings/Orlando on investing in your community’s creative capital: its people.
How will you “think backwards”?
This month’s theme is “backwards”! To celebrate, we’re trying to turn creativity on its head by doing something unconventional and breaking up our every day routines. How will you think backwards? What do you do to break the monotony or get out of a rut?
Daniel Dittmar was the speaker this March at our Berlin event, where he spoke on the reuse of knowledge to better your creative community. Here are a few takeaways:
Seek out like minded studios/artists/designers whose work you like, and create a connection.
If you run a studio, host an open day every so often to connect with those looking to learn.
Notice patterns, experiment often, make connections.
Next time you’re at an art opening, try talking about the art.
Create a personal dialogue with your environment, and tell stories.
Your network is like your family. Treat them well.
Surround yourself with like minded people and good things tend to happen.
View every working relationship as a co-creation to create interesting dialogue.
Integrated team participation creates a personal connection to the output.
Watch the talk.