Talkin' 'Bout Creativity

What did we do before the Internet made it possible to preserve almost anything? Some of you probably don’t remember when you had to go to a design conference to hear about things like “creativity,” and be creatively inspired. Now, it is as close as your computer screen. TED Talks, Creative Mornings, SVA MFA Design Podcasts, Print‘s Audio Downloads—there are infinite opportunities to see and hear.



The most recent is Niko Courtelis’s On Creativity, a series of short, informal interviews with designers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, animators, educators, and others. Its creators write: “It explores a single topic: Creativity. With the differing points of view expressed by each person in their own words, we hope to inspire, confuse, provoke and delight.”

The idea began as a way to bring creative inspiration into an art-school classroom. On Creativity asks a specific set of questions to a wide range of people. Each person’s relationship to creativity is unique, and their stories are often insightful. Recent interviews include the Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton, the international graffiti artist KR, the artist Luba Lukova, the graphic designer legends Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and Ivan Chermayeff, and one of the original Mad Men, George Lois.  See them here and click on a name.

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Speaking of George Lois: Don’t miss his recent webcast, Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!), available for download at MyDesignShop.com.

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