This is a shout out to all of our COOL friends in the business.
COOL as in ‘the inside’…
They need some support!
In PUBLIC ENEMY‘s words:
“DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!’
It is something which comes up into our mind all the time lately.
Conversations with unique people, true influencers, artists, designers…
We talk about one thing… THE HYPE…
What’s cool and what’s not…
Actually, we don’t like ‘NOT’…
It feels negative and a waste of energy…
THE MAKERS, THE MOVERS & THE SHAKERS
it can be very frustrating to see all the copying,
in the kids-branding-art-design-world.
Who’s hot or not (THE HYPE)
And all about followers.
Which comes from the commercial-side.
For us that is a bit of a shallow-thought…
There are so many incredibly talented artists,
designers, photographers, agents
& last but, for sure, not least, the mums.
Some people just started or don’t have a lot with social media.
That doesn’t say ‘anything’ about their talent. Or what they’re capable of.
Although we have to say that there are many many COOL people
with loads of followers who are truly talented… obviously!!!!
No doubt about that. For them it can be very annoying too!
They’ve started somewhere too… It’s hard work you know…
For those who run after all the hype’s
Just OPEN YOUR EYES, TAKE A GOOD LOOK,
EXPLORE A BIT…
you will find out there’s a beautiful true world…
Where creative people are human beings without a marketing machine.
They don’t want to shine, they don’t have a big ego.
They have loads of doubts…
they just want to create.
And you, you will find you, your true self.
That’s the best gift!
We don’t need an army of the same looking people (from the outside).
The world will be better with unique people.
Who will choose themselves and feel good about that!
AND THE SHAKERS!
They are the true inspiration.
Last but not least,
the moment of exploration starts with
this brilliant OLDSKOOL coolness
of the dudes of Public Enemy…Images: inspiringcooldudes & #nowordsneeded (paper jam press)
January 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm //
This is a wonderful post Kiki – so true – yes, all the copying and jumping on “bandwagons” in the kids art/design world is very disheartening. And yes, I too abhor the “marketing machine” – that’s what I think Instagram has become to a great degree and that’s why I went off of it. I do think its OK, though, if creative people have a desire to shine — that’s just a human need. The trick is to keep a check on your ego and to embrace the making of one’s art more than the furthering of one’s brand.
P.S. I still have your tee shirt(s) sitting here for you, the ones I promised you – did you get my e-mail as to how I got caught up in work and neglected to send it. But now I’m thinking you may want short sleeve for your son. Anyway, let me know. And, again, I loved this post