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Creative links & random places of interest

March 14, 2011

For anyone who follows me on Twitter the links below may be familiar as I habitually tweet articles of creative interest from across the net. For everyone else here’s some of the things I’ve been reading over the last few weeks. If you want more of the same feel free to follow me  http://twitter.com/nickballdesign .

  • Charming lecture by John Cleese reflecting on his creative process and encouraging us to “Create a tortoise mind enclosure”
  • What comes first, product, or audience? Neither it’s the problem. Brilliant article by Tom on BrandSavant that makes a very good argument for starting with the problem when approaching a creative challenge.
  • 10 inspiring quotes for when you find yourself struggling with your creativity.”Creativity is more than just being different. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
  • Brilliant article by Chunka Mui which discusses, among other things, if being openly creative might well be a career-limiting move.
  • Telegraph article on Milton Glaser’s feel-good design and the world’s most imitated logo. “Through the history of symbolism, the things that move us have a largely unconscious effect” Milton Glaser
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2011 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the link to these resources on the creative process. As you saw from my post at the CFT, I am interested in exploring how to change the way we look at the creative process in schools. It is rather limited, mostly to the arts. However, students have a desire to be creative in all disciplines. They need to be given the space and guided by teachers who are in touch with their own creative spirit.

    Bob Ryshke
    Center for Teaching
    http://rryshke.wordpress.com

  2. March 14, 2011 6:00 pm

    Great site Bob, you liked a post I made on our ETC blog, so I followed the link here. We talk about creativity quite a bit in our Media Art classes – you have some really great posts about it here! It is quite difficult to cultivate creativity in an education system that punished mistakes routinely. I will share this with my classes, thanks!

    Wendy

    • March 14, 2011 8:45 pm

      Hi Wendy, thanks for your kind words. I’m Nick by the way, the Bob mentioned in my comment, writes a great post here http://rryshke.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/critics-kill-creativity/ Let me know if your classes have any creativity topics they would like me to tackle. Always open to suggestions. Cheers, Nick

      • March 14, 2011 11:05 pm

        Nick, of course! Would you consider a Skype talk sometime with my class? We have a grade 12 yearbook class that runs in the fall – perhaps talk about graphics design and creativity?

        Wendy

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