Robert L. Peters

30 April 2014

You cannot point an accusing finger without leaving three directed at yourself.

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—Igbo (Nigeria) proverb

(Thanks to Chaz Maviyane-Davies for the truism).


29 April 2014

Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

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(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 CamusSimone de BeauvoirHenry JamesAnne 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.


27 April 2014

Today is World Communication Design Day…

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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.


26 April 2014

It started on a Thursday…

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Gimli, Manitoba

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…


24 April 2014

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

A.A. Milne, (Winnie-the-Pooh)


23 April 2014

Maxim/Dictum… now as a poster.

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Winnipeg, Canada

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.


22 April 2014

Don’t count the days, make the days count.

Muhammad Ali 


20 April 2014

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

—Aristotle


18 April 2014

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)


17 April 2014

Our best thoughts come from others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


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