“Yes, it’s harder than ever to become a filmmaker or an Internet entrepreneur, or an author— a creator of any kind. There is so much competition. But that competition sucks so fucking bad, that it will be plain as day when you’ve created something good.”—Garry Tan (via aar0n)
“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative, and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”—Banksy (via aar0n)
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”—C.S. Lewis
“Why do some people find it so strange that a typeface should be used for over 50 years?" said Danny van den Dungen of Experimental Jetset, the Dutch graphic design team. "When something is constructed as well as Helvetica, it should last for a couple of hundred years, just like great architecture.”—Via NYT
“The task of art is enormous. Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion, that peaceful co-operation of man which is now maintained by external means-by our law-courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspection, and so forth,-should be obtained by man’s free and joyous activity. Art should cause violence to be set aside.”—Leo Tolstoy
“In the distant, landline-dominated past people thought: “I have a feeling so I want to make a call.” Young people today seem to be thinking instead: “I want to have a feeling, so I need to make a call.” There is something inorganic, derivative and inauthentic about a lot of mobile communication. As a species we run the risk of letting the permanent wireless social clouds that surround us steal part of our nature.”—Does anyone have an Economist subscription who could email me this article? It’s called Homo mobilis, and quotes the work of Sherry Turkle, a psychologist at MIT. (via somethingchanged)
“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man’s physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.”—Baudelaire (via themadeshop) (via damadesign)
This is an amazing interview. This photographer has been my main inspiration for the last 3 years. And this audio interview on why he did what he did for this shoot is amazing for people interested in photography and those not. I definately recommend listening to it. And check out this photographer, amazing.
Our last show beote the long drive to Denver was in some Podunk college town in Texas. No one came. China puked both directly before and just after the set due to perpetual morning scickness. Mears had his bottle of beer, coors light I think, on stage and eneded up dumping the contents of the bottle onto nathans computer and so no samples in the show. Bad night. We were done and ready for some real rest. Zach, Kim, Marke an most likely Adam were smoking one last before getting on the bus while I went through the cerimomu that was starting “the destroyer.” When I had finished I declaird us ready and they all began filing in. Marke and Kim were the last in and Marke threw back the last of his beer and then turned and hurled the bottle against the wall of the bar. He climes aboard with a little boy grin on his face. When I think about it, this was about the perfect way to end the tour.