Oh my. What a busy few weeks. I missed a post last Sunday (oopsy) but I was just too busy snuggling and snapping my new nephew who finally turned up. Not only that, I’ve been out and about with Vivid quite a bit, as is always the way at this time of year.
This year I’ve taken in more of the Vivid Ideas program. A couple of months ago I had an email pop up flagging the ‘Game Changers’ series and, after a passing glance at the line up …
- Tyler Brûlé (founder of Wallpaper and Monocle magazines);
- Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator); and
- Stefan Sagmeister (Graphic Design god)
… it was buy buy BUY!
I thought this week I’d recap some of the things that struck a chord for me at the talks. Do you take notes at talks like this? I was certainly in the minority at this series – there was hardly anyone taking notes. I felt like a bit of a dick actually … but I’ve grown pretty used to feeling that way so what-evaaaa.
I’ve taken snaps from my moleskine and, even though some of it is messy as shit, I really love process so I wanted to find a way to share them in their natural state. I’ll apologise now for the final two – the Sagmeister venue was so dark I could hardly see the page. Like literally, I had to feel the edge of it with one hand so I didn’t draw on myself. How dumbass is that? So rather than you try and interpret my hieroglyphics, I’ve transcribed them to text as well.
What do you think – do any of these strike a chord with you as well?