“To Hell with the Art World. Life is short.”

[NB: It’s Art Basel week here in Miami, and I’m sorry if this blog post seems a bit rattled, but it’s been insane around here.] 1. First off, my “I’m Not Delusional Show” has been a fantastic success so far. What can I say? People love it. It’s not even the big weekend yet and […]

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gapingvoid Adds Financial Services To Our Client List…

This is VERY exciting: Check out the animation video and cartoon work we did for CREDscore, by Movenbank. As somebody who spent a lot of time surrounded by bankers (back in my London days), it’s nice to finally do something in that sector… something INTERESTING and DIFFERENT in that sector. I met Movenbank’s founder and […]

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TEDx Miami

This was fun: Last week we all attended TEDx Miami. It was held at the shiny new Frank Ghery designed, New World Symphony building, just behind Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.  The TED folks were kind enough to invite us along to display the Dewar’s drawings I did at TED Global in Edinburgh, back in […]

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Note to Dewar’s

“The Market For A Scotch To Believe In Is Infinite”

[One of the Dewars drawings I did while attending TED Global etc.] [Today’s guest post is by Jason Korman, my business partner since 2005, and CEO of gapingvoid] “The Market For a Scotch to believe in is Infinite” There are millions of cases at stake for the guys who get the messaging right.   We’ve […]

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This is one of my favorite drawings I did at TED Global. A wee sketch, complete with the #DewarsTED hastag. “Possibility”. A riff on the great Charles Schultz line, “I carry the burden of a great potential”. I didn’t think too much about it at the time. But as the days progressed, the cartoon started […]

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Ow. I’ve got a TED-ache.

[The Dewar’s cartoon I did for Maajid’s talk etc.] [View from my drawing tablet: Downstairs in the chill-out room.] [I’m still in Edinburgh, and like everybody else, still recovering from a very intense week at TED Global. Here are some notes from an incredible event, in no particular order:] 1. “An idea is not something […]

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This is my message from TED Global: “ALL ART IS SMALL ART”

I’m at Ted Global, on behalf of, Dewar’s Whisky. I’m drawing tons of cartoons, based on my experiences here. To be honest, there’s so much fantastic stuff here, coming at me at 200 mph, it’s hard to keep up with it in real time. It’s a good problem to have, I would say… THEREFORE: 1. […]

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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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