All posts tagged Imagination:
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: Swanky Yashica-D
RedBall Project Taipei
The RedBall Project : Artist Statement
Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine what if? As RedBall travels around the world people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city. In that moment the person is not a spectator but a participant in the act of imagination. I have witnessed it across continents, diverse age spans, cultures, and languages, always issuing an invitation. That invitation to engage, to collectively imagine, is the true essence of the RedBall Project. The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination.
- Kurt Perschke
Take the STAIRS more often too!
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!
Dr. Brown shares a powerful “why PLAY?!” message in his book - read it + heed it!
KaBOOM! is an organization that acts as the purveyor of play constantly creating and resurrecting safe destinations for our next Gen of leaders to play and imagine BIG possibilities - KaBOOM! Masnifesto
PLAY serendipity has occurred in the past few weeks with KaBOOM!‘s initiative and Dr. Brown’s book release that should not be ignored. Discussions on the role and value of PLAY are gaining tremendous momentum and attention - the PLAY movement needs YOU.
We need to recruit PLAY Operatives - individuals with keen, discerning and diabolically playful eyes that can spot great play locales. We need YOU to identify and share the locales of great playspaces that deserve to be listed as a play destination of choice guaranteed to enhance the imagination, ingenuity, and the innovative spirit of young people (and the young-at-heart!). Got PLAY?! Here’s how you can help…
In a unique partnership, KaBOOM! has teamed up with six national non-profits who are concerned about the well-being of children—YMCA of the USA, National Wildlife Federation, Shaping America’s Health, Jumpstart, America’s Promise Alliance, and First Book—to create an online map of more than 100,000 places to play in America. Two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion and Mercury Nashville recording artist Julianne Hough will be the public spokesperson for the campaign.
From March 23 until June 30, Julianne will give these select charities $1 for each valid playspace their members load to the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder , up to $100,000. Thanks to capital support from the Omidyar Network, KaBOOM! is using online technology to activate and engage individuals, alert communities of the importance of play, and motivate individuals to start taking action. Once this comprehensive user-generated playground audit is complete, KaBOOM! and communities will know which areas of the country have a great place for kids to play every day and which areas fall short.
The people who use their playspaces everyday are the folks who will know whether or not they are any fun for their kids. From playgrounds to skate parks, ice rinks to basketball courts, the more we know about playspaces from those use them, the more we learn. Take that first step. Make a small contribution to the greater good.
Your actions build individual and community momentum to take the next step towards KaBOOM!‘s vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child.
Another recent article reiterates the serious necessity for recess + play for students (I would argue for EVERYONE!) to be at their educational best. Read + Heed the advice in this NYT Health article! Note: Dr. Stuart Brown, National Institute for Play, shares his wonderful insights and research in the NYT article
In this episode of The Katalyst, Kevin is joined by his friend and colleague Meg Daly, who has worked with Kevin as an editor on several books and a creative collaborator on projects. Kevin will allow the listener to “eavesdrop” on his thoughts and conversations about inspiration, life and his work as an author, speaker and human catalyst.Download Podcast