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A casual tour of some modern schools or universities can make the observer wonder why any decent child or person would consent to stay in one today. Teachers and security guards beaten and killed, students glazed eyed with drugs draped across doorways and desks. It can be a desperate arena and the subjects taught are not subjects anymore but confusions.
With tears in my eyes, I watched this video and thought Macklemore was speaking directly to the essence of my spiritual pursuit.
‘Masterpieces’ by Georg Jensen featuring Alfredo Häberli captures a little bit of the magic that goes into the creative process. It also points to the fact that many people don’t have a true appreciation of the process, we just want to enjoy the finished gem.
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After watching these videos, I’m asking the same question.
We are left standing atop a building, high above the urban sprawl of a faceless city. We see the flames of passion on his back and his words call out to us. “You have experiences, and the experiences you have in life are just lessons… Keep that dream in your mind alive.”
Watch this short film, “Ride” directed by Garth Davis, featuring pro skater Steve Berra and a band of his skate buddies as they light up the streets of Mexico city with fearless abandonment. If the sponsoring company Burn, a Coca-Cola energy drink continues making commercials with such artistic sensibility, that’s good news for our ad-assaulted brains and marketing-deadened eyes. “Artbranding” at its best.
This video serves up a tasty dish of semantics by English writer, journalist, comedian and actor, Stephen Fry. Although this work takes aim at pedants, they too will enjoy Fry’s savory prose. Rogers Creations animates Mr. Fry’s words through dynamic typography which gradually assembles into a single word.
I found Stephen Fry’s video from a blog post by the wildly talented DKNG. If you don’t know what good design is, take a look at DKNG (Dan Khulken / Nathan Goldman) for the paragon of leading design.