Office Art Is Like Sex Or Music…

Nice to see Knoll, the illustrious furniture company trying to have the same conversation via furniture that gapingvoid tries to have via art i.e. that enviromeent affects creativity, productivity and yes, the bottom line. They have a new study out called “Future-Proofing The Startup Office”. From the De De Ce Blog: At its core, the […]

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information vs knowledge

“How to make your business a better version of itself”

[A nice piece of ‘signalling’ we did for Rackspace etc.] Nice to see Harvard Business Review confirming what gapingvoid has been telling clients for years: that language affects the culture (and therefore the bottom line) of your business. This includes art, of course. From a language point of view, it’s a form of signalling. This […]

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“Shaking up Pharma from the inside? Exactly.”

[Some of my work appearing at a private event at Roche Pharmaceuticals a couple of months ago.]  For the last year, gapingvoid has been working intensively with Hoffman-La Roche, the large Swiss pharmaceutical company. I drew hundreds of cartoons for them in 2013. Hundreds! All to do with fostering innovative behaviors such as entrepreneurship, risk […]

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Tuesday’s Sale

To kick off the new year, on Tuesday we’re offering a 2-for-1 offer on all 11″x14″ fine art prints. Our first sale in 18 months. It’s Tuesday only. 24 hours. No more. If you were thinking of finally buying your first gapingvoid work, Tuesday would be a good time. Thanks, and Happy New Year

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Office Art: New Metal Prints

During our Art Basel show earlier this month we made a huge splash with our newest offering: gapingvoid Aluminium Prints. People love them. They look very slick and shiny. Substantial. I dunno, they just have this very je-ne-sais-quoi about them. Right now we’re just selling little 8×10 ones on the gallery site, buit in the […]

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Office Art: Freedom From Spreadsheets

[Buy the print here etc.] If the numbers of emails I’ve gotten today is anything to go by, this “Spreadsheet” cartoon that we sent out in today’s newsletter really hit a nerve. I guess it’s not surprising, when so many of one’s subscribers are in the business world. We’ve already sold a bunchload of the prints […]

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“Entrepreneurship is the great metaphor that will govern the twenty first century. And if it isn’t, God help us all.”

Thanks so much to Babson President, Dr. Kerry Healy (Mitt Romney’s former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts) to come by my “I’m  Not Delusional” show and give a talk to The Babson Miami Alumni chapter, their second largest chapter after Boston. [Jeff took phots, you can go see the whole set here.]  Babson, as you know, are […]

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Yes, “Atmospherics” do matter.

[An early “Atmospheric” of my own, as it were, c. 1993. Click on image to enlarge etc.] A fascinating article in Harvard Business Review about how “Atmospherics” affect business decisions: The type of music being played in the background of a liquor store affects purchases. When German music is played, more German wines are sold. Adding the color […]

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Why Restaurant Art matters

[Photo courtesy of the SF Gate] When I was in San Francisco last month, I really liked the vibe I got from Credo, pretty much the most graphically-ambitious restaurant I’ve ever been in. Man, that typography was EVERYWHERE. From the SF Gate: Credo, which means “I believe” in Italian, is a restaurant that advocates a […]

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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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