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Fri, Apr. 4th, 2008 08:38 am
The good ad man

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Alex à Paris
Fri, Apr. 4th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)

I've read that book, while at the front desk working at the MCA here in Denver. I got a lot of "Huh, why are you reading that shite", type of comments from my boss. I thought that was funny. Perhaps I was reading it because I don't necessarily agree with everything in the book. That's a hard concept sometimes for people to grasp.

When it comes to self-help type stuff, I do have a soft spot more for Sheldon B. Koop, author of, "If you see the Buddha on the side of the Road, KILL HIM". He's not a designer or anything, just another psychiatrist. His main tenants (and this is paraphrasing - his *real* main tenants are in some sort of inspiration poster-form) are: Get over yourself. Get on with it.

Perhaps this advice won't help much with a design problem, but I do find, like today when my tired feet come back from the studio at 4:00am and I reflect back at all the creative work I've done, it is because I stopped thinking I was walking on eggshells, and just dove into whatever creative problems I had. In this case, getting over myself and getting on with the task at head works. This advice also helps sometimes get out of myself and into that mode where time really isn't a presence and I can more directly connect with... whatever nameless thing it is inside of me that needs to do the artwork in front of me.



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