Tag: hugh macleod

5 Keys to Creativity [Book Review of “Ignore Everybody”]

February 18th, 2016   •   1 comment   

Ignore Everybody

Have you felt your creativity drying up? You know, that awful feeling of hitting the wall and getting a writer’s or artist’s block?

Well, dive into the wacky illustrated world of Hugh MacLeod, author of Ignore Everybody – And 39 Other Keys to CreativityCreator of the hugely popular Gaping Void cartoons and a copywriter in Madison Square Avenue, MacLeod dishes out lots of mantras in the slim volume.
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Evil Plans: A Book Review

February 18th, 2012   •   3 comments   

Written and illustrated by renowned cartoonist and blogger Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com (he just completed his 10th year in the business), Evil Plans: Escape the Rat Race and Start Doing Something You Love is a business book that reads more like a personal motivation tome. True to MacLeod’s craft, every other page (or more) is peppered with his characteristically abstract and witty cartoons, complete with clever captions.

An example of this is found below:

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Random Highlights in Marketing and Social Media

October 26th, 2009   •   1 comment   

Courtesy of gapingvoid.com

As I trawl through my RSS feeds this week, the following posts caught my eye.

The first is this fascinating titbit in Branding Strategy Insider which noted how Chinese adopting Western names are using more unique monikers to make themselves stand out from the usual Toms, Dicks and Sallys. They include a young lady who calls herself Vanilla Wang, an artist working on wood-block prints who is renamed Colour Zhao, and a Beijing video editor called Thunder Wang. The rationale behind this is to give greater significance to their names and to also make themselves more easily remembered from the seas of Johns and Janes – a legacy of the traditional Chinese emphasis of according meanings to names.
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