“All banality is available, then what is unavailable?”
I remember first learning of the term “Avant Garde” in Uni to describe great designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake. I thought, wow, I want to be like that too. I really thought it was a style, or maybe just making really cool stuff, but yeah, I guess it’s a term you have to earn.
I remember YouTubing one night, while on my volunteering shift, I came across a person that I never even knew anything about, let alone know she made music. I really can’t remember how I stumbled across her, but with any new discovery, it’s always by accident.
Yoko Ono. I only ever remembered her as John Lennon’s girlfriend. I didn’t know she made music!? Listen to this track. Ok, maybe don’t turn on your speakers TOO loud, just in case you fear something is behind your table, or standing behind you. LOL. It gets better after the first minute.
Yoko Ono – Greenfield (I pushed an empty baby carriage all over the city).
If you still want to YouTube stuff, find this “Yoko Ono – Fly”. I seriously just laughed. Maybe I’m not electic enough to appreciate this, but far out, it is really strange listening to someone just scream in this squiggly vibration. LOL.
Nonetheless, all this makes me kind of think of the cool stuff we had many years ago, and you kind of think of just how diverse the world is today? Are we really different, or are we just copies of each other, a copy of a new trend, or a copy of what has already been proven to work in fashion?
I think many people these days don’t face their problems, don’t actually spend the time to solve what ever road block they have in front of them. Instead of actually using their time to think creativity, they rather than focus on the fact that there is a road block in front of them. So it’s there, what is it? How does it affect you? How can you get around it?
Fast turnaround means you must do everything quickly, effectively and efficiently. So what other than to just use what is already popular, change the colours to some popular colours and voila! you have just “designed” yourself a guarantee pot of money.
So I read a little wiki of Yoko Ono. This is how John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met.
“Upon returning to John, she said he could hammer in a nail for five shillings. Lennon replied, “I’ll give you an imaginary five shillings if you let me hammer in an imaginary nail”.” (full wiki)
That’s hiliarious.Creativity comes and strikes you at any time. Just like love. It works with frequencies, and when you tap into that creative frequency, strange things occur. Strange but good.
I did these hand drawings but then editted it on photoshop, to show you only a few of the more nice ones.
And then I re-drew them on Adobe Illustrator, how I love Illustrator.
Inspiration comes from the most interesting of places. Use it them wisely.
1. the advance group in any field, esp. in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
2. of or pertaining to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material.
3. belonging to the avant-garde: an avant-garde composer.
4. unorthodox or daring; radical.