Hi everyone, below is a list of links worth checking out this week.
- “Marketing is knowing how to communicate what’s special about what you’ve made to the right people.” In this video, author Ryan Holiday explains why artists should take responsibility for both making and marketing their own work. Creative side = business side.
Red was considered the world’s “first color” — “the basic color of all ancient peoples” — before the 12th century writes historian Michel Pastoureau before the color blue gave it some competition. While blue initially represented a “hot” color, it came to represent pacification and peace after the 14th century.
+ Speaking of color consciousness, we celebrated #WorldEmojiDay this week. The Museum of Modern Art holds the original 176 emoji, designed by artist Shigetaka Kurita.
“Over 40% of our creative ideas come when we give ourselves a break.” So give your brain some rest. Says Lin Manuel Miranda “A good idea doesn’t come when you’re doing a million things. The good idea comes in the moment of rest. It comes in the shower. It comes when you’re doodling or playing trains with your son. It’s when your mind is on the other side of things.”
Check out this excellent piece from The Verge on how How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online.
“Stare at the world, not at your model,” warns MIT economics professor Arnold Kling in his review of Richard Bookstaber’s book The End of Theory. “The world could be changing right now in ways that will blindside you down the road.” Buyer’s beware.
New Track on loop
Digging in the crates
Thought of the week
“There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough.” — Alain de Botton
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
Wells Baum (@bombtune)
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