Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

If you want something done, give it to the busiest person you know.

   This is a paraphrased quote from my late grandfather, Meyer Balser, who had lots of these quips. Another great one was, “McDonald’s has the best flapjacks in the City of Atlanta!”

Friday, February 15, 2008

So far, what neither ad- nor design-related project has inspired you the most?

A few years ago I had an hour or so to kill on Manhattan’s upper east side when I noticed The Guggenheim was having a Frank Gehry exhibition.
It rocked my world. I could see, right there on tables and in sketches, how the most creative mind in architecture created, from idea stage to fully realized buildings. I was moved to see both his brilliance and how his creative process is so similar to ours as ad and design creatives. 

Then, a year or so later, I saw that Gehry had designed the trophy for the World Cup of Hockey. Not just another building, the trophy was a dramatic, soaring confluence of Gehry’s talent and his passion for a sport. 

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Marry someone smarter than you.

I realize this is only possible for half of us.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Never underestimate the underdog.

That applies to designers, art directors, copywriters and sports teams.