All posts tagged Creativity:
Common Hoops...bringing young people together to design and construct basketball backboards from salvaged materials. The creative expression empowers kids, the construction creates jobs, and the installation creates pride in the community.
Got Hoops & Ideas?!
Custom katalytic footwear is highlighted in this artistry-focused episode. BUA, Mags & Macatawa Bank provide the creative goods that will prompt you to gaze, gawk & giggle!
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
MORE Beyond Sport Pre-Summit illustrations
Betty’s ability to be fully present & immersed in an event allows her to capture key moments & experiences. Her playful illustration style provides an accurate, insightful and enlightening story that always proves to be a valuable “take-away” for event attendees. I’ve had the opportunity to witness Betty’s artistic gift at several events & we were honored to have her participate in the Beyond Sport Pre-Summit - she’s a fantastic artist with a lovely creative soul!
Got 1000 words?!
I think this interview, with Nate Voss & Donovan Beery via the ReflexBlue Show, at the 2010 HOW Design Conference in Denver captures how much LUV & respect I have for the graphic design community - a special shoutout to Willoughby Design + djNOAH! Note: The 2002 HOW Design Conference in Orlando was my first “paid” speaking event - BIG gratitude & respect to Bryn Mooth and the F&W Publishing team for trusting me to share a message that would inspire, motivate & enlighten their very important creative audience.Since our first encounter in 2002 there have been many more “encore” performances at various graphic design gatherings! Also, at that same Orlando venue, I met Ann Willoughby backstage - three books, a unique brand identity, multiple design awards & a dear friend have been the result of that “chance” meeting!
Diem Chau was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy to carve 66 crayons for this year’s Nike World Cup press kits! Only 11 kits were created. 18 days of work. Little sleep. BIG inspiration!
About the Artist - Diem Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling, Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities.
Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro in Antique Brass from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1998 in the 120 box set.
Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba in Copper from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1957 and is Charles Schulz’s favorite color from Crayola.
France’s Franck Ribery in Gold from Crayola - The color was introduced in 1949 in the 48 box set.
Brazil’s Robinho in Silver from Crayola - This color was introduced with Gold in 1949 in the 48 box set.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in White from Crayola - This color was introduced in the Studio & School 12 box in 1903
England’s Wanye Rooney in Timberwolf from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1993 in the Big Box of 96.
Clever. Creative. Crayola. Got Imagination?!
Photog: Marcus Swanson
An accomplished artist is given a unique project - capture the beauty & story of some “difficult” talent via oil painting. Learn about the artist - Jenny Harmon-Scott. Meet the “difficult” talent - KC’s “RedRubberBall” Collection. Hear a few stories of how a ball is changing the world & how an artist shares her genius via this unusual project.
Katalytic Sugarlump Fam’: KC, Kim, Keith & Kavina
Start the Work that Matters!
It’s time to do more of the work that means something to you, stretches you and makes a difference. In Michael Bungay Stanier’s Do More Great Work you’ll find fifteen â??maps’, practical exercises to help you identify how to find, start and sustain more Great Work. Amongst other things you’ll learn:
* Where to find clues to your own Great Work. (They’re all around you.)
* How to locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do.
* Tactics to best manage the overwhelm.
* How to double the likelihood you’ll do what you want to do.
There are also original contributions from leading thinkers like Seth Godin, Dave Ulrich, Michael Port, Penelope Trunk, Leo Babauta and Chris Guillebeau on how to do more of the important stuff. To do more Great Work you need focus, you need courage and you need resilience.
Give a listen to the Do More Great Work Interview Michael did with me recently- Listen! His enthusiasm & passion for this topic is undeniable!
Got Passion & Purpose?!
“RedBall: Grand Rapids” 2009 | Â©2009 Kurt Perschke
Kurt Perschke & RedBall Project are in the TOP 25 in the 2009 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan!! An amazing accomplishment considering that there were 1,236 artists entered in the competition.
ArtPrize is a radically open competition from September 23 - October 10, 2009.
Tonite the Final 10 will be announced. If selected in the final 10 projects, Kurt & RedBall Project will be vying for the grand prize - $250,000.00!
All appendages are crossed for Kurt & RedBall Project.
My latest ITP (In-The-Paint) assignment came in late December of last year. The HSI team was alerted, by inside sources, of an alarming increase in the number of players downloading the 1996 film Space Jam -
According to our reliable source, players were repeatedly listening to one particular song from the film’s soundtrack, Basketball Jones. Players had been heard publicly lamenting, to anyone who would listen, about how their hoops journey mirrors the comic tale of the player being crooned about - Tyrone Shoelaces. There had been incidents of players openly bellowing out the song’s chorus on the court, in locker rooms, in hotel elevators and at team meals:
I got a Basketball Jonesâ?¦
Oh baby, oo-oo-oo! (sung twice)
Yes, I am the victim of a Basketball Jonesâ?¦
Was the song having a detrimental influence on players and the game? Were players truly afflicted with a case of “Basketball Jones”? I was briefed and dispatched to Orem, Utah on January 5, 2009 for the 2009 NBA D-League Showcase event to determine if action needed to be taken.
In these times of increased scrutiny in all facets of American business, the sports world is not absolved or pardoned from the call for increased transparency. The demand and necessity of more disclosure in sports is being felt at all levels—players, teams, management, owners and governing bodies. After much internal deliberation, we determined that it is in our best interest to come forward and divulge our existence to the general public as a independent, non-league funded and/or affiliated agency—we are members of the unit known asâ?¦
HSI: Springfield/Hoop Scene Investigation.
While I was in London last week for the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards, I walked around the city by St. Paul’s Cathedral last Monday evening and had the unexpected and delightful opportunity to encounter one of 30 pianos randomly placed throughout the city as part of the Play Me I’m Yours public art project. I saw & heard someone playing the same piano located at the Millennium Bridge & featured in the above street piano video by Andrew Balkwill.
Millennium Bridge/Photo Courtesy of Peter Visontay
What a BRILLIANT & PLAYFUL idea - BRAVO!
Image courtesy of: Kurt Perschke
Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project has gone north to Ontario, Canada and the city of Toronto as part of the Luminato - Toronto Festival of the Arts + Creativity - the annual ten-day celebration of the arts where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are infused with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.
Kurt sent an email alerting me that my efforts to spread the word about his amazing public art project is paying “playful” dividends!
From: kurt perschke [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 6:14 PM
To: Kevin Carroll
Subject: Toronto Day 1 - The KC crowd
We just stared day one of RedBall Toronto and it turns out the first site was across the street from the Right To Play headquarters! Their board meeting turned into a RedBall day and they were out in full force, I would definitely say they ‘go it’. We also had a visit from a an intrepid group from Invesco Trimark, who said you had introduced them to the project in the last year, they were all over it - literally- and plan on catching some of the other sites.
Just wanted to give you a heads up and many thanks again for spreading the word.
best - kurt
His latest “social forensic case” delves into just how “Davids” aka Underdogs (KC note: I just couldn’t resist using this image from one of my favorite childhood cartoons!) can defeat the “Goliaths” of the world with a bit of rule breaking, great effort, cleverness, a dash of the unexpected, and ingenuity.
For me, a story that can stitch together a compelling read using disparate tales of an low-skilled, girl’s youth hoops team’s rise to dominance + a Biblical tale of a “rule breaker” (aka David v. Goliath) + Rick Pitino as a freshman “bench warmer” at UMass + Julius “the Doctor….Errrrrving!” and create a painstakingly detailed, highly insightful, cleverly “penned”, joyfully unexpected reading experience for the “David-in-all-of-us” ... is gonna be a post on my blog!
Well shared, Malcolm…well shared!
Enjoy the read + break some rules!