Monthly Archives: November 2013

He dreamed a dream that will save the lives of mothers and newborns


Necessity may be the mother of invention, but sometimes it takes a father to birth a truly inventive creation. Using his daughter’s doll and a glass jar, Jorge Odón, a car mechanic from Argentina, has engineered a simple but effective tool that will have an enormous impact on maternal and perinatal health—especially in poor, rural…

New creative that breaks through the clutter


What caught our eye this week: – Dancing the dream: This exhilarating exhibit at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery opened just after the government closed down so it was especially rewarding to finally see it this past Saturday. A celebration of dance in photography, video, posters and—in a nod to millennial visitors—QR code links, the multi-media…

Creativity, advertising and the art of being vulnerable


The annuals are coming, the annuals are coming! Yes, let us all mark the arrival of those year-end reviews celebrating the best of the best creative in advertising, design, illustration, interactive and photography. And praise the winners, who always make me feel like a hack, but inspire me all the same. Communication Arts’s 2013 advertising…

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