I am a self-professed book nerd. So I thought why not merge my proclivity for prose with the forum of the Filter blog? Consider this less scathing New York Times book review and more virtual book club. In other words, you’re invited to join me as I delve into some design, creativity, marketing and technology related topics (well, we’ll see how technological I’m willing to get here. . .).
My first pick: Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod. For those of you who have been shaking your heads no ever since I said “book club,” let me respond with this: there are cartoons between chapters. I have a feeling this will be an entertaining read.
Why did I pick this book? Mainly because of the title. Because when it comes to creativity, I would like to ignore everybody, I try to ignore everybody, but I can’t ever seem to ignore anyone. Not even my own ubiquitous, demanding, and insanely critical alter ego. So I’d like to see if Hugh MacLeod, renowned advertising copywriter, cartoonist and blogger, has any words to the wise.
Writer, designer, art director, UI/UX designer, illustrator, information designer. . . I have an inkling that Hugh is speaking to all of us who endeavor to free the creative beast within.
Have any thoughts on the book? Share them here on the Filter blog. . .