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Todd Sanders and His Art by Evan Troxel

Todd Sanders is a vintage neon sign artist. The story he tells here is so great:

If you're living your life where you scare yourself a lot, that's really living. You know, a lot of people live like if they play the safe bank and don't color outside the lines, they're going to live for ever. You're going to die anyway, whether you take the chances or not. You're still not getting out of here alive, so you might as well scare the crap out of yourself and do things that are important to you. 

And he sums up his goals nicely: 

I want to make art that when you die your kids fight over it.

Could we ask for anything more?

 

✱ Desolation by Evan Troxel

I've posted a series of images I made into a gallery here on the site. These wall hangings were ultimately printed 10 feet long, so it was a technical challenge to render so large. I used Maxwell Render to get the final output because it will just keep rendering until you're happy with the results.

It was a fun project, both technically and compositionally. Some post-processing was achieved using an app called Flare on the Mac.  

Click on the image below to see the series.

Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking by Evan Troxel

This is an inspiring video from the TED website that reinforces my thoughts regarding making art = the best way to live. I love how confident Amanda is. This is a big lesson for me as I struggle through trying new things with my Method website as I try to help other artists get better at what they do.

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

How can this apply to architects? We already are really bad at working too much for free and not asking to be paid for the difficult work we do.

by Evan Troxel

thecoolnews : 
 
 The now iconic Apple-Jobs Silhouette logo is designed by  Jonathan Mak Long , a 19 year old designer from Hong Kong. The simplicity, minimalism and pure geniusness of the pairing is something that Steve would have approved of. 
  RIP Steve Jobs   
  jmak : 
 
  Thanks, Steve.  
 Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea! 
 Thoughts?

thecoolnews:

The now iconic Apple-Jobs Silhouette logo is designed by Jonathan Mak Long, a 19 year old designer from Hong Kong. The simplicity, minimalism and pure geniusness of the pairing is something that Steve would have approved of.

RIP Steve Jobs 

jmak:

Thanks, Steve.

Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea!

Thoughts?