When advertising is art

Advertising. The word brings to my mind TV commercials, unwanted pop-ups, sponsored posts on social networking sites and sneaky ads from radio DJs. I have a love/hate relationship with advertising. Like many Americans, I feel constantly bombarded with ads almost everywhere I look. They often feel like an unavoidable nuisance in our capitalist society. However, … Continue reading

Buy Less and Create More – Lessons in Creativity and Resourcefulness

Robert Rodriguez filming El Mariachi

  “…when you don’t have money and are working self-sufficiently, your problem-solving skills are challenged, your creativity has to work, and you fix the problem creatively.”   The quote above is from the book Rebel Without a Crew by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who has been behind films like Sin City, the Spy Kids series and the Machete series. … Continue reading