Where do you get your ideas from?
I get asked this all the time in my job.
I usually reply that the ideas come from the information I am supplied with to do the job.
All you have to do is jizz it up a bit in your creative cocktail shaker and see what comes out.
Sometimes it tastes like piss.
Other times it tastes like a Mojito mixed by Mr Hemingway himself.
But there are a few other ingredients that go into the creative cocktail shaker that aren’t in the brief.
These are taken from all the stuff you soak up in your daily life: art; literature; music; ads; news; gossip; film; blogs; tabloids; soaps; comedy, et cetera, et cetera.
What turns your cocktail from being piss into ambrosia is what bits of your own inspiration you put in there.
I came across this quote on the Gutenberg Press II:
I read something similar by Picasso a few years back. But in the spirit of the quote – he probably pinched it from someone else in the first place.
Here are a few bits of graffiti that you may have seen before, but what I like about these are how they integrate their art with the environment, rather than the environment being purely a canvas.
Whilst out for a saunter with my two girls, the eldest, who’s 5, said: Daddy! That looks like a cup!
This is what she was looking at…
Kids get it.
It’s adults who unlearn it.
Inspiration lurks everywhere, if you want to be inspired.