Year of Creativity 2008 – YOC – is a site designed to stimulate creativity.
The first initiative in the YOC project is “Be the Change”, an entertaining and ironic way of expressing our multiple identities through a set of highly original, personalized business cards.
So I went through the selection and handpicked these six cards which I think best represent me and my multiple personalities multifaceted personality. I wonder… do these biz cards feel like they belong to the same person who made this vision board?
If you’re in the mood, visit the site – I am sure you will find a card (or cards) that tickles your fancy. Once you personalize them, they’re in a ready-to-print format so you can also pass them out… you know, if you’re “that guy”.
Korean artist, Yeondoo Jung decided to bring children’s drawings to life in a series of photographs called Wonderland. After collecting more than 1,000 drawings from children ages 5-7 in South Korea, he narrowed the drawings down to a small selection of favorites and staged full-scale photo shoots to bring each to life.
My initial thought when I saw these photos was, “Wow, I bet this is what life looks like through Björk’s eyes.” But really, think of how empowering it must feel for a child to have their imagination recognized and actualized. Something to keep in mind when I have tater tots of my own. I do, however, wish this project went a step further… I would love to be able to see the children’s reactions when presented with the photo renderings of their drawings. Can’t you just imagine an innocent face correcting Yeondoo? …”My picture isn’t of us having a slumber party, we were doing pull-ups! See? Right there!”
I have a very active imagination… maybe too active… but that isn’t the point. The point is that Vinchen‘s A Large Straw in A Small Lake tickles it.