Thanks to a few dudes in 1776, this was a shortened week for some of us in the US. But the internet does not sleep! That means there was plenty of great stuff going on online. I've culled all of that and the best is here for you RIGHT NOW.
Speaking of Mark Denton's work, here's a bit of a retrospective he did 25 years after starting his first agency. Again, it's a great look at someone who has bent adland to his whims. Really lovely work. (via)
Nice thoughts about Craft awards on Scamp's blog. And a great discussion about them in the comments.
Simply not the best by Dave Trott. A supremely thought-provoking piece about doers, talkers, and celebrity. Neatly sums up a lot of problems about the ad industry today. And maybe, just maybe, a diagnosis of why most work is so bad now and why people go nuts over something that has even a glimmer of promise.
"I remember I had to do a portrait of the Fuhrer, you know, giving a speech, and put a stein of beer on this thing. Well, the Fuhrer didn't drink, but still, you know, nobody ever objected. The thing is, no matter what tyranny, you can always get away, maybe not with murder, but with a few other things. And your mind is always free. Nobody can take away your mind." - Tomi Ungerer--children's book author, former art director, artist--on NPR.
Stewart Lee takes the piss out of social media.
The infuriatingly funny Shelby Fero. Infuriating because she's 19, hilarious, driven, and a working TV writer.
If you want a kick in the ass, listen to her on this episode of This Feels Terrible and follow her on twitter.