—Igbo (Nigeria) proverb
(Thanks to Chaz Maviyane-Davies for the truism).
(reposted from Brain Pickings)
Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is an impossibly charming compendium of 100 wise and timeless thoughts from some of history’s greatest minds, hand-lettered by illustrator Lisa Congdon. The common thread underpinning these quotes — which include such beloved luminaries as Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Henry James, Anne Lamott, Søren Kierkegaard, and Leo Tolstoy himself — is Congdon’s own sensibility about what it means to live with kindness and integrity, to cherish beauty and ultimately to be a good human being.
See more here.
And of course it’s a day that I can’t help but think of our dear, recently-departed friend and colleague… Guy A. Schockaert.
Competition stimulates, cooperation reinforces, and solidarity unites.
Today we delivered one of Ev’s sculptures to Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery in the lakeside resort town of Gimli—the first time this work is on exhibit in a gallery, and Ev’s first piece in this attractive venue. Drop by and have a look if you’re in the area…
It started on a Thursday…
hand-built clay figure, with fired glazes and partial cold finish; assemblage with metal findings on stained wooden base (old-growth fir);
380mm x 275mm x 380mm.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil…
—A.A. Milne, (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Maxim/Dictum, the manifesto we developed at Circle several decades ago (to reflect “our collective attitude to life, work, and play”) is now available in the form of a poster. We’ve donated this special edition to the GDC Foundation, with proceeds helping to build a sustainable fund for Canadian designers in need, and to provide scholarships and professional grants in our field.
Like it? Buy it online, here.