Don’t worry that it’s already been done. It has, and it hasn’t. It doesn’t really matter. Make your art.
Seth challenges us to think of what we’re afraid of – what keeps us back from doing the work and making the art that we really want to. In the myth of Icarus, we’re shown that obedience to authority and not exceling beyond reasonable limits will lead to our continued existence. Seth asserts this is a deception given to us by the industrialists, a moniker given to that group of people who have built factories and molded replaceable humans, lulling them into an existence of dependency where they don’t fly too high but instead contribute to the industrialists’ own aggrandizement. Seth tries to get us to make art – more art, better art. Art, being defined in a broad sense of what is weird work and especially what we want to gift the world. He argues that in today’s connection economy, this is really the only new path to thriving.
A logo is an essential part of a brand or image. For me, I like something iconic that is captured through an eye catching image that is simple and elegant. Logos have to be one of the visual elements that I enjoy watching others’ creativity in the most. For JakeTrent.com, one of the goals has been to write on it more and customize it less. So, far I’ve met that goal. But I really couldn’t let this otherwise nice LivingJournal theme sit without adding a bit of pizazz of my own. So, here’s how I created the logo.
Have you ever showed up in the App Store looking for an app in a particular category and been overwhelmed at the number of choices present? This is certainly the case for the drawing and art app category. But, there is at least one art app that stands out clearly from the others: “Paper” by FiftyThree.