Some inspirational quotes by the greatest:

Wondering is the seed of genius.
William Mocca

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvy

Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.
Minh D. Tran

Follow your values rather than success.

Good art inspires; Good design motivates.
Otl Aicher

Having guts always works out for me.
Stefan Sagmeister

You’re authentic when you’re honest.
Stefan Sagmeister

Complaining is silly.
Either act or forget.
Stefan Sagmeister

Your hobby comes first. Take it to work with you.

Great work is work that goes beyond it’s functional intention and move us in deep and mysterious ways.
Milton Glaser

Design is creativity with strategy.
Rob curedale

Only work with people you’d invite to your home for a meal.
Garth Walker

To envision what will be, you must remove yourself from the constant concern for what already is.
Scott Belsky

A designer, like an archaeologist or geologist; researches, uncovers and adds context to precious, overlooked treasures by digging deep beneath the surface.
Scott Theisen

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstain

Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.
Matthew Carter

Don’t let your design resist your readers. Don’t let it stand in the way of what they want to do: read.
Steve Krug

Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard

When you’re passionate about what you do, you become an evangelist for the very thing you do.
Jonathan Snook

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoin de Seint Exupery

Do work you love and are passionate about, look outside of the world of graphic design for inspiration.
Jessica Walsh

Drawing is thinking.
Milton Glaser

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra

Good designers are praised for their technique, great designers for their impact.
Tate Linden

Design is like a mom, nobody notices when she’s around, but everybody misses her when she’s not.
Santiago Borray

We must hold enormous faith in ourselves.
Giorgio de Chirico

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

Work cures everything
Henri Matisse

Imagination is more important than knowledge., knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

The idea is more important than the object.
Damien Hirst

The important thing is somehow to begin.
Henry Moore

Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Chuck Close

It’s when you’ve found out how to do certain things, that it’s time to stop doing them, because what’s missing is that you’re not including the risk.
Robert Rauschenberg

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only what the world is but also the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

It’s the long history of humankind.. those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Charles Darwin

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only do what you’re passionate about.
Rob Judkins

Be a magnet for money, don’t let money to be a magnet for you.
Rob Judkins

Play with the structures that surround you.
Rob Judkins

If you can’t find a way, make one.
Rod Judkins

Create chance, because chance creates.
Rob Judkins

Make failure a stepping stone to success.
Rod Judkins

Control and predictability are the enemy of creativity.
Rob Judkins

Take the structure of whatever you are working with, dismantle it and rearrange it. Jumbled up, it is likely to be more interesting.
Rob Judkins

Ask questions to yourself constantly. You can learn more by looking for an answer than finding it.
Rob Judkins

Don’t hurry time.
Rob Judkins

Use the wrong tools.
Rob Judkins

Brevity is the sister of talent.
Rob Judkins

Be here, now.
Rob Judkins

Do what’s important, not what’s urgent.
Rob Judkins

It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.
Paula Sher

In the design process, my gut instinct is my best critic. I just wish I would always listen to it!
Bryan Tamayo

Find the simple story in the product, and present it in an articulate and intelligent, persuasive way.
Bill Bernbach

Think 8 hours, work 2 hours.
Mirko Ilic

Creativity isn’t worth a thing if it isn’t served with an equal amount of reliability.
Anton Peck

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

I try to take my camera everywhere with me so that I’ll be ready when unicorns crapping rainbows come flying in from the heavens.
Robert Otani

Finding the right words…

One of the major comments we got during our feedback was that whatever written material (or even object) we produce should not be clichéd, right out of a Cosmo Girl magazine (a sentiment I think we all shared)

Having picked up a book just recently from the Tate Modern’s bookshop called “57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self” (give the book credit, it’s not as “Chicken Soup for the Soul” as it sounds…) and having already found a few things that made me think differently, I decided to start looking through it for words that would inspire, provoke self-reflection, and could be a guide in some way.



Some quotes from the book that I found so far that could be relative are:
- Failure is a perception. Not a fact. Make it a stepping stone to success
- The mind needs to meander and roam. With freedom it ends up in unusual places, creating new worlds, new ideas, new inventions. We live in a dreamer’s world. Be a contributor, not a detractor.
- Liberate yourself from being sensible.
- Create meaning, not product.
- “It’s when you’ve found out how to do certain things, that it’s time to stop doing them, because what’s missing is that you’re not including the risk” – Robert Rauschenberg
- “If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would get done” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
- “Brevity is the sister of talent” – Anton Checkov
- Be critical of critics.
- Simplify, then simplify some more

These are just ideas of what could go in the fortune cookie.. etc..

There’s also a number of random actions we are considering to help get creative juices flowing, and the creative mind fresh. Post to follow..

Over and out.

Week 9: ” food for thought” packaging idea

packaging idea for "food for thought"

About packaging for food for thought

the possible option for the packaging for our “food for thought”. The reason that I thought this should be good for the package for the cookies is mainly for its space saving and the shape that is making thee most of the shape of the cookies itself. We can discuss on the material later. Please focus on the shape  and the label format of this package. Cheers.

Also, this is from a website I found here. There are more related post about the packaging. that can be used on the drink part of our product. clicks the link below to check.

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Week 9: “food for thought” responding to the feedback

quotes abt creativity from celebrity.

Opinions from the feedback about “food for thought”

The ” paper fortune” put inside the cookies would be needed well-researched and considered. The ” paper fortune” of “food for thought” should avoid cliches, too vague or blur. Accordingly, The quote from the celebrities about creativity would be a possible option or at least some reference we can draw inspiration from. Here are the link of the quotes about creativity from celebrities ranges from artist, writers, engineers  and philosophers etc.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/ways-to-boost-your-creativity enhanced-buzz-21404-1354650866-0




Inspiration_Map_Crumpled city by Emanuele Pizzolorusso

i had seen this map last year and thought of it again when we decided to design a map for the project. the idea of this is genius, it is a light weight water proof map that has been done for various cities it can be crumpled up into the tiniest ball, I feel these attributes are very beneficial and useful to what we are wanting to do.


Insipration_Identity_Packaging_Perfume Bottle by Comme des garcons



This Perfume Bottle by Comme des garcons designed by painter  Lindy Foss-Quillet and carpenter Frederic Couderc, is very different and caught my eye for many reason, i like the whole language of the type, but mainly the structure around the bottle, i love how raw it is with the way it is made on full view. very nice piece of design!