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30 for 30 did a fantastic documentary about Bo Jackson. As I was watching the documentary, the design fanboy in me found myself taking screen shots of the illustrations and typography. After the doc I had to find out who the hell was behind these amazing illustrations and designs. The illustrator is a familiar Grantland contributor Mick Duzyj and the Agency is Doubleday & Cartwright. 

Also for you Tecmo Bowl fans out there I took a screen shot of the famous Bo Jackson touchdown screen as well. Someone needs to make a T-shirt of this. 
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I always take some time before the end of the year to reflect upon what I did this last year. Check off the things I accomplished and take stock of the things that I did right and wrong so next year can be a better one. I was sifting through old notes and I wrote down on a Post-it – Don’t Bail. I remember quickly transcribing these words as I was watching Randy Pausch’s talk. Among the other points he made that specific one struck a cord inside of me. He was so thankful about life even as he nears the end of his life. I think it’s good to be able to be moved, and be influenced in life. I tell myself that if I’m not growing and changing all the time, then I am are by all means standing still. I find these words moving still as I rewatched parts of it today. If you haven’t seen the talk I would highly recommend it to anyone. Watch for the head fake at the end.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. 

– Don’t bail, the best gold is at the bottom of the barrels of crap.

– Feed back loop + listen to it. listen to feed back and  have gratitude.

– Show gratitude.

– Don’t complain, work harder.

– Work hard.

– No one is all evil – find the best in everybody.

– Be prepared – luck is where preparation meets opportunity

– How to lead your life…

– Lead your life the right way. the karma will take care of it self. the dreams will come to you.

– Never give up… there’s always another way around. if it’s not this road… there are other roads to find… you just need to want it bad enough. be daring there are doors that you might not even know existed. ask questions!

– Be good at something, it makes you valuable.

Reunion of one of the best sitcoms to only have 1 season. One of the best casts on tv. One of my favorite shows.

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I should have posted this earlier. Dikembe is making a come back.

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“The definition of hope is you still believe, even when it’s hard.” This is truly a touching moment when Obama talks about how proud he is of his campaign team.

 

 

 

Iwan Baan shoots NYC after Sandy.

COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg  speaks to the 2012 class of HBS. Some of her advice is great.

Careers are not on a ladder anymore, it’s a jungle gym. There’s no steady climb anymore. It’s about finding opportunities that lets you grow, lets you make impact, and finding a company that has a true mission. It doesn’t matter what direction you move sideways, or down. The most important thing is about getting and building your skill sets. It’s NOT about titles and what you achieved before. It’s about what you can do right NOW.

– This is so true and I have experienced it. I realized when my career was on the right path it was when I didn’t care about my title and went after learning the most I can learn. I learned skill sets that I knew were important and would set me up for the future.

Be your authentic self. Bring your whole self to work. You don’t bring a professional self to work and a different one goes on weekend trips. This is true. I think it’s so true. From the designers standpoint what you have to leverage the most is yourself. Your insight to the problems and challenges at hand. You have to be yourself because that’s how you are able to solve problems for your clients in a more human way.

A man’s 23 year old journey around the world. What started out as a 18 month tour in 1989 has continued to this day. This is Gunther Holtorf’s incredible story.  Photography by Gunther Holtorf and David Lemke.


Directed by Adam Berg. MPC on vfx. Channeling Mario and Donkey Kong.