“Bring Art To The Business World”: The gapingvoid Mission

[My favorite cartoon from the event- drawn on my Tablet PC.] I was sitting in Row Four at Techcrunch Disrupt SF last week, where my old friend Michael Arrington interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, the latter’s first since the Facebook IPO [Techcrunch video here]. For all the hype (and the security guards keeping everybody back), it wasn’t […]

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“Communication With Purpose”

This is the new calling card I designed for gapingvoid. Note how the message is more communication-based, rather than art-based. Exactly. Also, the message is more about the team (Jason, Laura, Sammy and myself), as opposed to about just me and the drawings. “Communication With Purpose”. Exactly.

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HATE is just a word

Art doesn’t belong…

My Name Is Hugh MacLeod

A business card wallet makes a great art portfolio :)

  Taken at SUSHISAMBA dromo

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Edited my “About” page…

[I added the following to the “About” page. Thought it would be useful to clarify what it is exactly gapingvoid does for a living. Hope it helps etc.] “Social Media happens around Social Objects, not the other way around.” At the core of any social media campaign, there are Social Objects. Social Objects are the […]

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Find Your Starfish…

I drew this “Starfish” cartoon earlier today. I’ve always loved The Starfish Story, first told by Loren Eisley: One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing […]

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cube grenade: zealeap

Tim Porthouse over at Zealeap.com commissioned this ‘Cube Grenade’ for his company. The copy at the bottom reads: “when a business stops creating, it dies. when a business stops creating culture, it dies. business cultures are not created, they are re-created. business cultures are not created, they are co-created. without collaboration, there is no creation. […]

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hugh’s daily quota

Above is a little diagram I made for myself recently… “Daily Quota”: I try to complete four basic tasks every day- the basic M.O. to keep the gapingvoid ship afloat. I try to spend the major chunk of time working on the  “Cube Grenades” every day. That’s probably the hardest part of the job. They […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

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.

The New Republic
Lydia Depillis

Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

Len Schlesinger
Former President, Babson College

"There are only two daily newsletters that I look forward to opening and reading every time they show up to my inbox: Seth Godin's and gapingvoid."

Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

Brian Clark
  • Seth Godin
  • The New Republic
  • Len Schlesinger
  • Tony Hsieh
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