Good Zines, Good Art Books
My knee is killing me… Why!
I know they already exist, but i find this particularly compelling
Have content. The real, truthful, already filtered, categorized content. Fight against it and scratch at it, tear it, laugh at it. Break it.
When stuck, do not look at good work for inspiration. That will only kill your confidence and depress you at all the beauty in the world that exists already. Instead, look at standard, run of the pill stuff. Surely, you can do better?
A friend of mine once said, “The jobs we will be doing don’t yet have a name for them yet — we are going to invent them.”
Perhaps a bit hyperbolic, but I think it’s even more true for solving design problems. It is only at the end that we will know the correct methodology. Like the joke goes, the thing you’ve lost always turns up in the last place you look.
It’s hard to remember while you’re in the middle of it. But so very very crucial, not to lose one’s sanity!