A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech, is a book on creative thinking. It is a best seller on the subject and it also happens to be my latest read. I’m trapping the passage below for reference as it really resonated with me. It’s something I’m guilty of a lot.
Lately I’ve been feeling a bit flat with regards my web design work. I look at it and think “Meh”. This was compounded when a well known Web Designer took one look and said “Sorry, not good enough”. To say that comment has been on my mind is an understatement, it’s been like a noose
A very interesting video from Gestalten.tv featuring Erik Spiekermann as he explains the new visual languages, the design process and the analogies of music and typography. I especially like the part in which he explains how he creates something new through study of some existing typeface. In this case Sabon.