#12 - Battling procrastination

Hey folks,

Here are a few things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. A fascinating post by Ryan Holiday, detailing the process of writing his latest book Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts. Super insightful and informative. This one got me thinking; the fundamentals of any creative process are essentially the same. Be it writing a book, designing a typeface or something else, there’s always some form of ideation, research, execution and revision. You don’t have to be writing a book to take something from Ryan’s process.

  2. Yukai Du talks through her painstaking process of tuning a written script into a story body of illustrations and a short animated film. For more along these lines, here’s Malika Favre talking about her process, which she used to create a series of work based on a trip to Fuerteventura. Both talks are taken from Nicer Tuesdays, a speaking event held by the folks behind It’s Nice that.

  3. Some days the procrastination is bad. Last Friday was a particularly rough one, saved only by a copy of Eat that Frog, which was coincidentally handed to me that evening. It’s a great little book by Brian Tracy on beating procrastination and getting things done. A quick read packed full of useful tips.

  4. Digging the work of Raymond Savignac. I’ve got a real thing for classic graphic posters and early design at the moment.

  5. For your ears: Here’s an hour of Solomun x Âme x Moderat. It’s quite heavy going, but playing it on low volume in the background has really helped my concentration this week.

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