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Creativity, 2011 A.D.

Alexander McQueen has an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY right now. I went there on the Tuesday after July 4th when it seemed like most of the city had to go back to work. No lines and a less crazy crowd then usual meant getting up-close time with one of the…

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Mistakes & Why They’re Not Wrong

Something very interesting happens when you paint with watercolors: mistakes. You can’t always control the flow of water. It lifts the paint and carries it somewhere you never thought to put it, often creating beautiful, serendipitous patterns. When th…

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The Draper Cycle

I’ve never met more workaholics that in an ad agency. Admittedly I’m one of them. As I type this at my desk at work at 9pm, I can see at least half of the creative department outside my office cranking away like it was noon. Do we work to distract ourselves? Does writing o…

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