“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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Anybody interested in a career in cyber security?

  [A nice little drawing I did the Rackspace Facebook page: They’re trying to recruit interns for their Cyber Security division.]  

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“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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“Language, like love, has to risk something if it’s actually going to mean anything.”

[click on image to enlarge etc.] Here’s a cartoon I did recently, that I understand got a lot of love internally at Rackspace. A cartoon-manifesto, of sorts. A pledge by the company to maintain its humanity, in spite of what has been insane growth over the last couple of years. To an outsider, it’ll mean […]

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Hughtreats

  How lovely. My friends over at Rackspace’s social media group sent me and the team a wee box of “Hughtreats”, based on the litle critters I drew for them. They were made by Annie’s Petite Treats in San Antonio. The idea of these little critters was to unoffically, or at least, indirectly represent the […]

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Rackspace loves startups

[Thanks to @bombtune for sending me this photo of one of my Rackspace cartoons, spotted in the wild at SXSW Interactive.]

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What is a “Cultural Object”?

[More thoughts on The Rackspace Book…] 6. ROB LA GESSE Rob La Gesse is the groovy cat who first hired gapingvoid at Rackspace. He’s also the guy who hired my friend, Robert Scoble. He’s a lot like me and Scoble, i.e. very much his own man, very much an individual. I suppose that’s why we […]

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The Rackspace Book

 [Screenshot of the cartoon showcase page we did for Racks­pace etc.] I’ve started writing a book about gapingvoid’s experience working with Rackspace. Here are some initial thoughts, some more formed than others: i. WE’VE LEARNED A TON IN THE PROCESS. I thought I’d share what we’ve lear­ned about Racks­pace along the way, about how this small little […]

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“Love Matters.”

The groovy cats at Rackspace asked me to design a new t-shirt for them; this cartoon was the first (but not the last) idea I came up with. I know it embarrasses the grown-ups to say this, but… Love matters in Business, as much as anywhere else. Rackspace knows this as much as any client […]

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“Kiss any hope of ever leading a normal life good-bye”

This made me so happy: My friend, Robert Scoble sent me a photo of the big gapingvoid print they have up on the wall in the Rackspace customer briefing room. This is just one of twelve giant 6 foot canvases that adorn the walls. Aside from being thrilled that they used our work, what is […]

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