Creative Process for the book cover design for An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin.

Cover design by Darren Booth {link}.

Monster books.

guy:

i09 and NPR list some summer books featuring monsters, aliens, and alternate realities. I’ve got this one on reserve at the library.

brokenmachine:

designersof:

to celebrate our 100th submission were giving away this cool note book, hand made from recycled envelopes, to keep all your creative ideas in! the prize is supplied by badbooks over at etsy. to enter all you have to do is reblog this post! the winner will be chosen at random from a hat.

simplez.

dont forget to follow us at designersof.tumblr.com to find out if you’ve won! good luck.

Reblogging mostly for later reference - because the idea is so good!

I just finished reading The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life by Twyla Tharp {link} gold mine for creative inspiration and I  really can’t say more positive things about it. While Tharp is a  dancer, she has a wonderful, well-educated way of speaking about a  number of different artistic mediums that transcend her craft. You can  easily mold her tips, exercises, personal stories of growth, and the  other featured artists’ stories to fit your own personal creative  endeavors.
She has so many great ideas for pushing yourself as a creative  professional from surrounding yourself with a “task force” of brutally  honest friends to setting yourself up for success by building creativity  into your everyday life with rituals and/or daily practices.
Beyond the general inspiration, it was incredibly refreshing to see  another artist’s thought process in creating her own work. There’s a  certain amount of research, judgment, and consideration that goes into  every successful artist’s craft and Tharp really emphasizes the  procedures by which an artist gets to a higher level of mastery.
If you’re looking for a book to inspire you in your creative pursuits  or just need some help in developing and perfecting your ideas, The  Creative Habit is a great place to go. I highly recommend it for  every artist.

I just finished reading The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life by Twyla Tharp {link} gold mine for creative inspiration and I really can’t say more positive things about it. While Tharp is a dancer, she has a wonderful, well-educated way of speaking about a number of different artistic mediums that transcend her craft. You can easily mold her tips, exercises, personal stories of growth, and the other featured artists’ stories to fit your own personal creative endeavors.

She has so many great ideas for pushing yourself as a creative professional from surrounding yourself with a “task force” of brutally honest friends to setting yourself up for success by building creativity into your everyday life with rituals and/or daily practices.

Beyond the general inspiration, it was incredibly refreshing to see another artist’s thought process in creating her own work. There’s a certain amount of research, judgment, and consideration that goes into every successful artist’s craft and Tharp really emphasizes the procedures by which an artist gets to a higher level of mastery.

If you’re looking for a book to inspire you in your creative pursuits or just need some help in developing and perfecting your ideas, The Creative Habit is a great place to go. I highly recommend it for every artist.

“Just like that. From a hundred miles an hour to asleep in a nanosecond. I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”

Looking for Alaska
By John Green

This is the quote I read somewhere that made me go get this book from the library. Really good read.

“If only we could see the endless strings of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.”
Looking for Alaska
By John Green
I was a big fan of the Green as a Thistle blog back when it was still active. When I heard about Vanessa Farquharson’s book Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days, I got really excited.
She definitely didn’t disappoint. This isn’t just any environmental book though. It’s reasonable, funny, and just really entertaining.
Go read it!

I was a big fan of the Green as a Thistle blog back when it was still active. When I heard about Vanessa Farquharson’s book Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days, I got really excited.

She definitely didn’t disappoint. This isn’t just any environmental book though. It’s reasonable, funny, and just really entertaining.

Go read it!

(via papertissue)

Definitely adding this to my always growing reading list.