This little booklet by Austin Kleon highlights why ALL of our ideas are never original. Our ideas are essentially more like collections of things we’ve seen and love, translated. For those of you who do not have time to read this thin booklet. Here is a video he did for TEDtalks.
Its amazing how social media has changed the platform in meeting people. More specifically it sped up our rate in discovering and sharing.
Jennifer Aquino is one of those people I stumbled upon and continue to follow her craft. She is what I dubbed the “PaperSmith” (instagram:jboogs317)
(Bellow are few photos Jennifer shared with me.)
As most of you know my brother and I are a bit crazy about sneakers so imagine how excited we were to find someone working with paper as a medium. Jennifer does an incredible job at working in a structural and 3dimensional way, unlike origami she seems to have the mindset of a seamstress and an engineer as she tackles each paper project.
As a creative I know what it’s like to be driven by passion and finding inspiration in everything. As ambiguous as everything is, you always will find a way to apply it back into your craft. For Jennifer she finds inspiration all around her, whether it is music, movies or cruising the aisle at Bed, Bath & Beyond. You can imagine exactly how Bed, Bath & Beyond of sorts is a supply store for her. Think about the variety of texture, materials and randomness you may find when your mindset is in search for interesting paper for the next paper shoe.
Jennifer claims as geeky as it may be, when working on some Jordan Concord’s she was out shopping for a friends gift. The gift bag she bought had the perfect texture for her project so she bought 50 more. Now that’s passion.
After a few long weeks of waiting and voting… results are in! From 365 designs we made top 40! From 40 we short listed to 5! Thanks again for all the love and support from the community, HONESTLY we would not have made it without you!
During my trip back home to Portland I accompanied a good friend to an 8am Cross Fit session after a long night of boozing. The place is called “Mt Tabor Cross Fit” the owner a extremely fit, fun, energetic women name Alex whom was friendly enough to offer up a class for me to try out that day. I gracefully declined and thanked her for her generosity but I was way too hung over to do anything extreme. Especially when it’s been awhile since I’ve done anything physically strenuous.
I had my canon with me so I offered to snap some photos as they work out. The 14mm fish was great for capturing the space and everyone in it. Told Alex i’d share the photos with her and hopefully the photos will be a good way to promote the gym. We talked a bit about my interest in photography and I told her my real interest was actually in design, the photo/video stuff was something I recently got into because it’s been an effective tool to promote Creative Session. Anyhow Alex mentioned there was an upcoming competition the gym was going to attend and have been in the market for a logo to represent the gym. I suggested for an events like this a graphic T would be more interesting and the benefit of this is that you can change it each year- yes, i offered up my services to take a stab at the design.
Here are the results of this years 2012 Mt.Tabor Cross Fit graphics. Unfortunately the project was a quick project therefore i did not document my process, hopefully the next time ill be able to show our process better.
Some of you may know us personally, others may vicariously live through the fun/boring things we do. Both Anh and I have design jobs by day and batman by night.
Congrats to my partner and brother on working on the Nike Fuel Band at his awesome day job with ASTRO STUDIOS (www.astrostudios.com)- Such a successful awesome products this is only the beginning we’ve got a long design career ahead of us- the goal is pointed towards the clouds. We’ll write a detailed posting about this later tonight.
This video is a short trailer for Doot Co’s upcoming 3 Minute interview with Creative Session.
Doot Co stands for “Developing Original Objects in Tandem” founded by Shawn HibmaCronan & Adam Alpine. Both Oakland based Artist & Designers whom we recently teamed up with to develop the “HED LYTE” and “LampFire” so stay tuned for behind the scene footage of this.
How many many folks have been out for Friday events in Oakland? Well this Friday June 1st should be your first experience or if you have been come hang out and support Keith’s SOLO show:
“We Need Bread” 2930 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA