I’m intrigued about the bit where he talks about seeing things he likes. Looking at them, drawing up examples then putting them away. Then next day he redraws it from memory; of course it’s slightly different which means it’s original yet taken from something that inspired him. Yet you also get to add your tint on it.
Also love the bit where he talks about the teamwork and how great work is not the creation of a lone person – even it was, that person would’ve asked a lot of people what they thought of it before releasing it. I totally agree.
Erik Spiekermann – Putting Back the Face into Typeface from Gestalten on Vimeo.
This is so inspiring.
Makes so much sense and is a must-watch for creatives I think – goes against the grain of thinking that great work stems from some lone genius and they are alone responsible for great ideas.
PS “Copy, transform, combine.” – often the only issue with these types of concepts on creativity is that the people who do it successfully don’t attribute any of their success – they claim it solely as something they originated… hard to believe and I think this is why you can more or less spot these claims from a mile away as being bollocks.
Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.