This Ted Talk given by Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist made me think of how I might make career decisions in the future. She said, “chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort.” I wouldn’t want to settle for a menial job with little responsibility and no stress, but rather pursue a job that requires responsibility with a healthy amount of stress that will have a lot of reward. I love this quote and I have it written on a sticky note on my computer to remind me to pursue great things!
Before I saw this video I always felt that tracing was kind of cheating. I always wanted to have the natural talent of being able to draw freely from my mind, from scratch. Chip Kidd mentions that he traced the t-rex skeleton on the cover of the Jurassic Park book from a textbook (side note: I wonder how exact that tracing was? I assume that he finessed it and made it his own). The design comes in within the concept and the finesse of that tracing, and . I have also had the pleasire of experiencing Identity and Systems Design with Martin Mendelsberg. He helped me grow quite fond of combining photography and tracing to create illustrations. It’s a great way to develop an eye for shapes and become better at illustration in general.
I like this style of kinetic typography. I want to create something similar with the quote posted below.
My mom really liked this song around the time my uncle died in 2011. So it reminds me of him now when I listen to it, which is a nice feeling.
Just really like Chevy for some reason…could it be their hip new commercials aimed at my demographic? Probably…
Why is it that I feel like I really need a Chevy lately?
I own a Volvo 850 turbo wagon, but my boyfriend owns a Volvo 240 (which this video is a parody of). I have a soft spot for Volvo’s and this video get me all worked up and sentimental about ’em.