Cultural Jamming: America’s next big industry?

SO WHAT COMES AFTER ADVERTISING? The Golden Age of advertising- the “Mad Men” era- started about 50 years ago, with people like David Ogilvy, George Lois, Bill Bernbach leading the way, and shops like Weiden & Kennedy, BBH, Fallon, BMP, GGT, CDP and Goodby following in their wake. This golden age came to an abrupt […]

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Ink and pencil on paper…

More To Life

[Buy the print!] [Subscribe] To paraphrase Seneca, the tragedy isn’t that life is short, the tragedy is that we waste so much of it. The other types of tragedy, the more violent kind, never worry me too much, thankfully. I never lost much sleep, worrying about wars or serial killers or whatever. But the thought […]

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businesses need to be more like causes. causes need to be more like businesses.

[“Never Pick A Fight” print here.] OK, now this is interesting… Of the forty of so entries to the Cube Grenade competition, about one third of them are for businesses and starts ups, and about two thirds of them are for nonprofits and worthy causes. I was expecting the opposite ratio, to be honest. [BTW […]

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daily bizcard 019: tim o’reilly

Today’s “Daily Bizcard” design, “Life Is Too Short”, goes to Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media. What’s there to say about Tim that hasn’t been said already? He’s one one of our great Internet and technology visionaries. I was fortunate to meet him a few months ago at Supernova in San Francisco. A really charming, […]

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framed dinosaur

[I love this photo. Mike Orren’s cube grenade, just back from the framer’s. For sale here on the gallery page etc.] [Backstory: About Hugh. Twitter. Newsletter. Book. Interview One. Interview Two. EVIL PLANS. Limited Edition Prints. Private Commissions. Cube Grenades.]

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the dinoasaur print

The “Dinosaur” print is now for sale up on gapingvoidgallery… Derived from the old maxim, “Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” Limited edition, signed and numbered, printed with the same high-quality inks and papers as the larger stuff etc. A nice cube grenade for any […]

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signing the bluetrain prints…

[Me signing the “Bluetrain” prints earlier this evening…] Dear Crazy, Deranged Fools, Ok, so that’s the Bluetrain edition signed. Tomorrow I take them to the art packer’s, in order for them to be packed flat and shipped via UPS to their new owners. From here in Alpine, Texas, to London, Hong Kong, Boston, Paris, New […]

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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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