Secrets Of The Creative Mind: Doodle

Secrets of the Creative Mind: Doodle

“Creative Block” is something artists, designers, and writers experience throughout their careers. When I taught design, a student would sometimes tell me, “My assignment isn't done because I just couldn't think of a good idea.” What that student really meant…

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Maloof And Style

Maloof and Style

The woodworker and furniture designer Sam Maloof was an American original and a lifelong Southern Californian, born in the Inland Empire. His furniture designs appear in the Smithsonian and in collections around the world. I recently visited his art-filled home…

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Why We Need Clichés

Why we need Clichés

A cliché is something common or ordinary. So ordinary that we might be a bit sick of it, it’s so overused. But that doesn’t mean that clichés don't serve a purpose. Cartoonists have always used visual clichés for memorable comic…

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Corita Kent

Corita Kent

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” —Corita Kent Remembering Corita Kent, aka Sister Mary Corita. She was a muralist and printmaker in Los Angeles and Boston, whose work expressed the turbulence of the…

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