Erik Spiekermann: No Free Pitches 

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Erik Spiekermann: No Free Pitches

German font god Erik Spiekermann doesn't plan to retire anytime soon. In fact, the 70-year-old doesn't plan on retiring at all. We caught up with Spiekermann to reflect on his storied career, understand how he parlayed his creative talent into a number of thriving companies, and learn why he needs to live to 100 to be able to finish half of what he has on his plate in the coming years. Full Article

Aoi Yamaguchi: Breaking From Tradition

Aoi Yamaguchi began studying calligraphy at age six and earned the Master Calligrapher distinction at age 14. While Yamaguchi has respected the spiritual and aesthetic customs of her craft, she’s also branched out to make it her own. Some might call that blasphemy, but Yamaguchi views breaking from tradition as an important part of her artistic evolution. Full Article

The Season’s Not-to-Be-Missed Exhibition
Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends
Now on View at MoMA
Jesse Genet: Finding Promising Business Ideas Hidden in Plain Sight
There aren’t exactly a lot of young entrepreneurs gravitating towards selling bubble mailers, boxes, and tape. But Art Center College of Design classmates Jesse Genet and Stephan Ango spotted the business opening and decided to launch the online shipping supplies service, Lumi. Here, Genet explains how she and Ango started one venture and ended up with Lumi and why designers shouldn’t feel intimidated by the idea of starting their own company. Full Article
The Power of
Creative Cross Training: How Experimentation Creates Possibility
In athletics it's called cross training: practicing a secondary sport with the intention of getting better at your primary gig. Think of a football player that practices ballet or a swimmer that lifts weights. The same philosophy can be extended to your career. Introducing creative cross training. Full Article

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