Tag Archives: Creativity

BANKSY IN THE CITY

If you live in one of the five boroughs or near New York City and you love art, you’ve probably heard about or been following the Banksy takeover.

For the entire month of October Banksy has been creating different pieces of  graffiti around NYC. You can check out what he’s been up to here. Since the beginning of the month I was excited about possibly being able to see a piece before it was painted over or covered up by local graffiti artists. The thing about Banksy is, you NEVER know when or where he will create something. You just have to be on it. So with that said, little things like work and sleep got in the way for me.

Today however, I was able to make it to see Banksy’s latest piece located on the Upper West Side (Manhattan). He drew quite a crowd. There was even a scuffle – check out the video below.

Only in New York.

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TOYIN ODUTOLA’S ART

Today’s post is showcasing the art of Nigerian born artist, Toyin Odutola. I first learned of Odutola in last year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 feature and I’ve been loving her work ever since.

What impresses me the most about her work is that she uses ball pens as her main painting tool!

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Photos courtesy of Toyin Odutola website

PROJECT INSPIRATION

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to make Creative Addiction more interactive. I’ve been kicking around the idea of using this blog as a platform for other creatives to share their stories, whether it’s a successful career transition or a new up and coming project. Nowadays people need to be inspired – inspired to pursue their dreams and reach their goals and YOUR story just may be the one to help them do just that!

This new addition will be called Project Inspiration for obvious reasons. Like I stated before, this is just an idea that I have, but I need help with bringing all the details together. That’s where you guys come in. I would really like some suggestions on how you think I could make this idea fun, cool and most of all inspirational. Any help is appreciated.

What say you? 🙂

COOL PEOPLE WITH WITH COOL JOBS VIA BEHIND THE HUSTLE

I guess it pays off to “start from the bottom.” Check out this episode of Cool People with Cool Jobs with Jasmine Kim, the Sales Manager for designer eyeglass company, Oliver Peoples.

RECYCLING & CREATIVITY – OCEAN SOLE KENYA

Have you ever read or heard a story that completely tugged at your heart-strings? Well, that is exactly how I felt when I learned about Ocean Sole Kenya. Ocean Sole is what happens when you combine recycling, a little creativity and a cause. The idea behind this initiative is to collect discarded flip-flops (which are the largest marine pollutant found in the Indian Ocean beaches) and turn them into works of art that include sculptures, accessories and stationary.

It’s also a way for local Kenyan residents to earn an income while showing off their craftsmanship skills.

Want to learn more about Ocean Sole? Check out the website.

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Images courtesy of calgaryherald.com

ART BY MISAKI KAWAI

I stumbled upon this fun and quirky artist named, Misaki Kawai during one of my video catch up sessions on YouTube this weekend. An artsy transplant from Japan, Misaki’s work is whimsical and has a child like vibe that captures your attention and makes you smile.

Don’t believe me? Check out the below images.

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Images via misakikawai.com

TYPOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN POULTER

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