Category: Inspiration

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INSPIRATION: Everything is a Remix, by Kirby Ferguson

In this 2015 short documentary ‘Everything is a Remix (Remastered)’, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson considers the idea that there are no new ideas and every creative endeavour is made up of past ideas.

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INSPIRATION: The Soulful Portrait Illustrations of Sam Spratt

Take a look at the awe-inspiring celebrity portrait illustrations of your favourite pop culture icons by the rising digital artist, Sam Spratt.

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INSPIRATION: Why Man Creates, by Saul Bass

Watch this Oscar-winning animated short documentary which discusses the nature of creativity, directed by prolific designer Saul Bass.

INSPIRATION: The Best Design Monologue Ever

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is a great film in and of itself but this monologue stands alone bringing meaning to the world of curation, design, taste, and aestheticism to the average Joe who thinks none of this affects them. Check your lumpy cerulean sweater at the door.

The Abstractions of the Obscure Artist, Kathleen Munn

In August of 2011, I went to the AGO here in Toronto for an exhibit on Abstract Expressionism. The Rothko‘s were even more transcendent than I ever thought they could be and I also found

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INSPIRATION: The Elegance of Christian Dior

Today’s inspiration post is all about the gorgeous and elegant design of Christian Dior. “Christian Dior (21 January 1905 – 23 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one

INSPIRATION: The Architecture and Design of Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping,

INSPIRATION: The Wonderfully Odd Photography of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose

INSPIRATION: Extraordinary Abstract Artist, Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore was one of the greatest British abstract artists of the 20th century. Born in 1908, he was educated at Harrow and the Summer Fields School, influenced by Impressionist painters, painting mostly landscapes. In

INSPIRATION: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) is one of the most well-known and prolific artists of all time, painting over 20, 000 pieces. Starting from a young age he always had immense artistic talent, so much