My New Year Message for 2014: Choose your mountain to die on.

Like I said in my first book, “Ignore Everybody”, everybody was has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. Some people go their who lives without ever finding their Mount Everest, their own mountain. Real life gets in the way: Jobs, family, Monday Night Football, retail therapy, taking selfies on […]

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gapingvoid Business Cards

Link: gapingvoid business cards now available on moo.com!

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gapingvoid Multi-packs

Harold Jarche, a favorite Canadian of mine, just posted this photo of some of his new gapingvoid business cards that just arrived in the mail. As I’m publishing these with my old friends at Moo Cards, when you order a set, you can have more than one design per pack. So you can hand out […]

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gapingvoid and Moo.com team up to offer killer printed business cards

Say hello to our friends at gapingvoid [Originally posted by Rebeka on the Moo blog, 28th March] It should come as no surprise that we’re pretty big fans of Business Cards here at MOO. We’re passionate about great design and standing out from the crowd. We believe Business Cards should be a conversation starter – something to […]

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Our new business card :)

This is our latest business card design. Very cool. Again, I’ll point to what  I said in The Hughtrain, way back in in 2004: “The har­dest part of a CEO’s job is sha­ring his enthu­siasm with his collea­gues, espe­cially when a lot of them are making one-fiftieth of what he is. Selling the com­pany to the […]

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“All Art Is Religious Art”

56. ALL ART IS RELIGIOUS ART. [Just added the following to "The Art Of Not Sucking" etc.] Long before I acqui­red even the fain­test inte­rest in modern art, I was down visi­ting my dad in Hous­ton, han­ging out with a college buddy, Andrew. We were both about twenty at the time. Loo­king for something to do, […]

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Make Every Work Of Art Like It’s Your Last.

“Live each day as if it were your last,  for one day it will be.” Though Marcus Aurelius’ Third-Century advice sounds terrific, it’s probably the hardest piece of advice in the world to follow. In Robert Altman’s 1992 movie, “The Player”, David Kahane, an unsuccessful screenwriter is randomly murdered. At his funeral, his friend Phil […]

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Beware of the “Big Moments”

[Diary entry, May 2008] Though I started doing my “Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards” in December, 1997, it took me a few months to really get into it… as this photo from my old 1998 diary shows. At first, I thought I should just do a few dozen of them for kicks […]

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“Art’s purpose is to express Consciousness.”

So having been in the business for a while, I keep asking myself, what is the purpose of art? Decoration? Pictoral storytelling? Conceptual mind tricks? Entertainment and/or Info-tainment? Meh. I have simpler idea: “Art’s purpose is to express consciousness.” That is true for writing, paiting, music, theatre, you name it. It’s also true for other stuff, […]

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Obama and Complexity

So I was listening to a story on Public Radio last night… [Sorry, no link]. A journalist was talking about how he got to spend a month at the White House, hanging out with Obama. I’m guessing he write a book about it, so he was on the radio promoting it… Obama was telling the […]

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