Culture Hacking: America’s next big industry?

This is how I see it. And it isn’t rocket science: 1. If you want to change your business, you also have to change your culture. If you want to change your culture, you also have to change your art. 2. And that’s where gapingvoid comes in- creating art and ideas that express, reflect, articulate […]

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Our new business card :)

This is our latest business card design. Very cool. Again, I’ll point to what  I said in The Hughtrain, way back in in 2004: “The har­dest part of a CEO’s job is sha­ring his enthu­siasm with his collea­gues, espe­cially when a lot of them are making one-fiftieth of what he is. Selling the com­pany to the […]

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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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the hughtrain mkii

THE HUGHTRAIN MkII 1. The market for something to believe in is infinite. We are here to find meaning. We are here to help other people do the same. Everything else is secondary. We humans want to believe in our own species. And we want people, companies and products in our lives that make it […]

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“cube grenades”- the agency pitch

[Signing the agenciaclick cube grenade, May, 2009…] [Originally posted here, May, 2009] Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking with various advertising and PR folk about the Cube Grenade idea. Here are some notes: 1. In terms of the advertising and PR industries, the Cube Grenade is basically conceived as a relatively cheap […]

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cube grenades: the pitch to ad agencies

[Signing the agenciaclick cube grenade a couple of weeks ago…] Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking with various advertising and PR folk about the Cube Grenade idea. Here are some notes: 1. In terms of the advertising and PR industries, the Cube Grenade is basically conceived as a relatively cheap and effective […]

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stupid [blue]

[A “Cube Grenade” based on an old cartoon from The Hughtrain etc.]

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cube grenades

[Update: Essential Reading- “Work With Hugh: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About “Cube Grenades’ But Were Afraid To Ask.”] Above is a photo that one of my friends on Twitter sent me. He basically downloaded one of my cartoons off my blog, printed it out, and stuck it outside his cube at work, for […]

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the survival dance and the sacred dance

A friend just emailed me this excerpt from “Soul Dance”, by Bill Plotkin. I liked it so much, I thought I’d share it with y’all. It certainly resonates with my current day job. Brilliant. The Survival Dance and The Sacred Dance Harley Swift Deer, a Native American teacher, says that each of us has a […]

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print update: “bluetrain”

[Update: Video of me signing the first artist's proof.] ["Bluetrain"- the new gapingvoid print. Click on image to enlarge etc.] [UPDATE: 30th December. "Bluetrain" is now sold out. Thanks, Everybody!] On December 4th, I announced I was going into the fine art print business, pretty much full-time, if all goes well. Like I said earlier, […]

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Seth Godin
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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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