Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday Tip No.30 - Look At Weird Shit

Yesterday's post about "weird shit" - in which I suggested that creatives should spend time looking at random stuff as well as the latest movies and magazines - prompted a great recommend by Flo Heiss - VVORK (see images above).

John Webster used to regularly visit a local greetings card shop, and just spend five minutes going round looking at every card in there. Why? I guess he just liked the quick hit of jokes, images and surreal little nothings. Sites like VVORK are the modern equivalent.

I'm not talking about finding ideas to rip off.

I'm talking about keeping your mind open, alive and unconventional.

Tip No.29 - Presenting To The Client
Tip No.28 - Presenting To The Team
Tip No.27 - Presenting To The Creative Director
Tip No.26 - How To Deal With Rejection
Tip No.25 - Look Creative
Tip No.24 - Don't Be Afraid To Ask
Tip No.23 - Your Idea Has To Be 120%
Tip No.22 - Read Iain's Tips
Tip No.21 - Don't Behave
Tip No.20 - How To Discuss Ideas
Tip No.19 - Read Hugh's Tips
Tip No.18 - How To Get A Job In Advertising Part IV - How To Turn A Placement Into A Job
Tip No.17 - How To Get A Job In Advertising Part III - How To Approach Agencies (re-print of Tip No. 7)
Tip No.16 - How To Get A Job In Advertising Part II - How To Put A Book Together
Tip No. 15 - How To Get A Job In Advertising Part I - FAQ
Tip No. 14 - Make Friends With Traffic
Tip No. 13 - Get Reference
Tip No. 12 - Don't Stop Too Soon
Tip No.11 - Be Very
Tip No.10 - Breaking Up
Tip No.9 - Working Well With Your Partner
Tip No.8 - Finding The Right Partner
Tip No.7 - How To Approach Agencies
Tip No.6 - Never-Seen-Before Footage
Tip No.5 - Dicketts' Finger
Tip No.4 - Two Blokes In The Pub
Tip No.3 - Play Family Fortunes
Tip No.2 - Should You Take A Bad Job?
Tip No.1 - Don't Overpolish


Rob Mortimer (aka Famous Rob) said...

Nice stuff.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at this-

Random animation

Anonymous said...

just as weird, if not...

Anonymous said...

couldn't agree more.

that's pretty much our job now in this never-ending-torrent-of-cool-shit youtube world.

you do have youtube in the UK, right?

SFX: sound of facetiousness dripping