~ Sunday, September 14 ~
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Tags: illustration fall autumn sweater weather sweaters tom cruise top gun
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~ Tuesday, September 9 ~
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I wrote something for Design Week Portland about living with Chinese Creativity.
designweekportland:

Chinese Creativity
Alexander Barrett is a writer and illustrator currently stationed at Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai.
China has this funny habit of cutting you down to size.
"Oh, you want to live here? Well, if you want a visa, I’m gonna make you stand in line for three hours, then once you get here, I’m gonna poke and prod you for a few hours in a weird building next to the zoo."
Then if you’re still excited about being here, it says:
"Oh, you think you’re just going to waltz down the sidewalk? Well I’m gonna put 4 old ladies, 3 construction sites, 2 scooters, and a moving car directly in your path"
But most importantly:
"Oh, you think you’re creative? You think you know what ideas are? Well, every minute of every day, I am going to put sights and sounds in front of your eyes and ears that you could never have possibly conceived of and that are beautiful in ways that you could have never imagined.  And guess what? I won’t even be trying."
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I wrote something for Design Week Portland about living with Chinese Creativity.

designweekportland:

Chinese Creativity

Alexander Barrett is a writer and illustrator currently stationed at Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai.

China has this funny habit of cutting you down to size.

"Oh, you want to live here? Well, if you want a visa, I’m gonna make you stand in line for three hours, then once you get here, I’m gonna poke and prod you for a few hours in a weird building next to the zoo."

Then if you’re still excited about being here, it says:

"Oh, you think you’re just going to waltz down the sidewalk? Well I’m gonna put 4 old ladies, 3 construction sites, 2 scooters, and a moving car directly in your path"

But most importantly:

"Oh, you think you’re creative? You think you know what ideas are? Well, every minute of every day, I am going to put sights and sounds in front of your eyes and ears that you could never have possibly conceived of and that are beautiful in ways that you could have never imagined.  And guess what? I won’t even be trying."

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~ Monday, August 18 ~
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"Self Portrait, 2040"
Alexander Barrett

"Self Portrait, 2040"

Alexander Barrett

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Every apple in Shanghai.

Every apple in Shanghai.

Tags: Typography apple
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~ Thursday, August 14 ~
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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

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~ Friday, August 1 ~
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paulscheer:

TAKE STROLL DOWN MY SNACK MEMORY LANE 
Yes, this is a real article.

Snacks Quarterly Issue 2 is out!
And YES, Paul Scheer is in it.

paulscheer:

TAKE STROLL DOWN MY SNACK MEMORY LANE 

Yes, this is a real article.

Snacks Quarterly Issue 2 is out!

And YES, Paul Scheer is in it.

Tags: comedy snacks
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~ Wednesday, July 30 ~
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We have all officially hit our inspiration quota.

We have all officially hit our inspiration quota.

Tags: Typography inspiration
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~ Monday, July 21 ~
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I drew one word for sElf’s new video, “Runaway.”

GUESS WHICH WORD IT IS!

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~ Sunday, July 20 ~
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I’m at work at 10:30pm on a Sunday!

I’m at work at 10:30pm on a Sunday!

Tags: blessed Typography
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~ Thursday, June 19 ~
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A direct translation of the Chinese version of “hardcore.”

A direct translation of the Chinese version of “hardcore.”

Tags: Typography china
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