“Visceral Encounters with our Most Important Ideas”

We really admire Alan de Botton’s view on the power of art – to paraphrase his great 2011 TED Talk: It is ridiculous that art be simply for art’s sake, art should be used to remind us if what there is to love, hate and fear- art should be a visceral encounter with your most […]

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“CultureMail”: gapingvoid’s New Secret Weapon

Jason and I were thinking, if people like our daily newsletter so much, it would be awesome to take what we’ve learned from that, and create something useful for our clients. Ergo: Introducing CULTUREMAIL: “Just like our own gaping­void news­let­ter, but for your own busi­ness and peo­ple.” We’re REALLY excited by this: A proven new […]

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The gapingvoid Affiliate Program

[Sign up here] We’ve started an affiliate program! As you know, we pay our bills by selling prints and tee shirts of our art (along with a lot of cool animation and corporate work).  I wanted to let you know that we recently set up gapingvoid on the Linkshare network (an affiliate program) so that our friends […]

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Podcast: Gape Into The Void, Episode 7 – With Gary Vaynerchuk

[Link to Gape Into The Void on iTunes] [Direct Link to the MP3 of Episode 7 with Gary Vaynerchuk] In this episode of the Gape Into The Void Podcast Hugh and Jason have a chance to catch up with Internet phenomenon, Gary Vaynerchuk, a long-time friend of gapingvoid. If you don’t know Gary, you should. […]

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Our new “Gape Into The Void” podcast

[Subscribe here.] We launced a new podcast- “Gape Into The Void”. A behind-the-scenes look at gapingvoid. Episode One is me and my business partner, Jason Korman, yakkin’ about how we got started working together, eight years ago and the how and the why of what we’re doing now etc. !5 minutes long. Rock on. [Subscribe […]

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Deliberations ended: Winners of the Twelve Word Competition Announced

Daily Email-Blowing Your Mind from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Daily Email- Mindblowing Cartoons from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Daily Email-Social Objects from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. It was a little twelve word copy com­pe­ti­tion. We thought we’d get 20 or 30 entries. But ended up with well over 200, a great result and a giant “thank you” to […]

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Introducing The Social Object Factory- gapingvoid’s biggest announcement in years.

Like gapingvoid CEO, Jason Korman wrote in today’s newsletter: Hugh drew today’s cartoon in connection with a talk earlier this year for the members of socialmedia.org, Andy Sernovitz’s great cabal of social media heavy weights. It’s a cute little reminder that no matter how big your business is, your business is not really all you […]

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[This went out in the newsletter at the weekend, written by my business partner, gapingvoid CEO Jason Korman.] To those who don’t know us well, gapingvoid just appears to be in the business of selling Hugh’s cool illustrations. Over the years, Hugh and I have gone through the often-tortuous self examination required in the journey […]

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“The Market For A Scotch To Believe In Is Infinite”

[One of the Dewars drawings I did while attending TED Global etc.] [Today’s guest post is by Jason Korman, my business partner since 2005, and CEO of gapingvoid] “The Market For a Scotch to believe in is Infinite” There are millions of cases at stake for the guys who get the messaging right.   We’ve […]

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gapingvoid business-focused greeting cards…?

Me and my partners, Laura and Jason, have been toying with the idea of “Business Greeting Cards”. Greeting cards to send people in a business situation. Themes revolving around business situations, as opposed to birthdays and the other, normal rites of passage. “My Bad” is one of our first ideas to send someone when you […]

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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.

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

Brian Clark
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