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Weekly inspirations: August 4, 2014

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

Mark Ecko: Embrace the Mess

I have been a fan of Mark Ecko for a long time. I have followed him starting with his work as a street artist though his worldwide Ecko brand. The is a video of his recent talk at the 99u Conference where he talks about whether it’s due to exclusive communities in your industry or a slavish devotion to page views, tweets, and awards, it’s easy to get caught up in pleasing others. If we’re not careful, we can let others label us and define our career, robbing us of our natural potential. The solution? Stand up for yourself. What the gatekeepers may cite as a reason for your exclusion may very well lead to your success. 

Read the article here.

The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Resume of a Graphic Designer.

Thought this was a funny diversion for any who has to review designers resumes for a living. It may actually be the worlds first and only really honest designers resume.

Read the article here.

Art Everywhere US to tour America’s greatest paintings on 50,000 billboards

Art replaced ads in Times Square yesterday with the Art Everywhere US interactive billboard campaign kicking off an American tour of 58 paintings in what it claimed was the “largest outdoor art exhibition ever conceived”. It is an interesting idea of how to bring art into the modern age.

Read the article here.

FreshDirect and Foodily launch Popcart, a tool for turning any recipe into a grocery delivery order

Cooking is fun, but tracking down all the ingredients? Not so much. Popcart, a new bookmarklet tool built by recipe search engine Foodily and East Coast-only grocery delivery service FreshDirect, makes things easier by parsing online recipes and automatically sending ingredients to your shopping cart. I am surprised that it took this long to star seeing more of these partnerships that bring content and service providers together to create a stronger experience for the consumer. 

Read the article here.

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