I’m really digging this Excuses poster by Matthew Newton which tries to illustrate all the different ways in which we try to weasel out of doing things. The poster was created for the ICOGRADA conference in Seattle who’s theme was “Cross Cultural Design.” I’d definitely agree that excuses are probably a universal concept, no matter where you come from. I also like that you can fold the poster into a paper airplane, which is also symbolized on the front of the poster.
Every time I look at this image I start to giggle. This dashing sailor seagull with a pipe, aptly named Sammy, was created by Wayne Pate, an illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. Wayne’s style is really simplistic and almost kind of retro, using lots of great patterns and the perfect pairings of color. I’d also recommend checking out his shop, which features a ton of prints, all 18 x 24″, and 95% of them are only $35… that’s such a good deal for such rad prints and there’s just about something for everyone.
Friends With You continues to roll out amazing art, and these new posters they’ve created with the help of Kid Robot do not fail. The prints feature some familiar FWY characters like Malfi and the Cloud King, but also offers up some new gems as well, like the Plasma Kid, who you can see in the bottom left of the posters above.
There are 8 posters total which are priced between $50 and $200, all of which you can find here.
I was browsing through Cargo Collective yesterday and I came across these great Girl Talk posters by UCLA student, Corinna Nicole Loo. Using a piece of cut acrylic as a stencil, she captured paint and soap suds and who knows what else underneath, creating these really random bursts of color. It’s these simple kinds of ideas that really stand out most to me. You don’t need a huge budget or a team of 100 people to create amazingly bold graphics.
Excellent work Ms. Loo, definitely repping LA well.
1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
3. There is no editing stage.
4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
11. Destruction is a variant of done.
12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
13. Done is the engine of more.
I had printed out The Cult of Done Manifesto at my last job, it was something I would glance at every now and then. More than anything it’s kind of a list of points to reference when you’re trying to finish something, no matter what point in the process you’re at. Well, illustrator/designer James Provost decided to create his own take on the Manifesto, illustrating these points in Rubik’s cubes. A really great visualization of some really great ideas.