Monday, November 08, 2010

The Landor 110

Warning: What you're about to see is raw, primitive and honest.

Would you expect anything different on this blog?

Okay, so the lovely Micah Paldino asked me to participate in a local effort of creative expression inspired by the folks at that titan of branding, Landor.

The Downtown Cincinnati based company previously invited its employees to sit for a minute at 1:10 (am or pm) to think about what they were feeling at a given moment, chronicled through a sketch, a word, a photo and a color.

A clever idea, considering a set of feelings can be as brilliant, multi-dimensional and varied as the facets on an Asscher cut diamond.

Those drawings and remarks were then displayed for the world to see in the company's massive windows at 110 Shillito Place.

Now, Landor is turnings its windows over to the people, and I am one of those lucky people.

So here's the drill.

For seven days, I will chronicle my thoughts and feelings with the above mentioned categories. I'll do my damndest to post said pics up on the blog (but make no time guarantees about when they'll post).

If you want to follow the merry band of folks doing this, look for the #landor110 hashtag on twitter.

And now, my Landor 110 Day 1:

Most of the time, I feel like I am really sitting on the top of the world.
Note: I am not wearing Mickey Mouse ears. Those are my signature sunglasses. 

Impatience is one of the root causes of many things that makes me unhappy.
Impatience about life circumstances. Impatience about anticipated changes. Impatience about hopes and dreams.

I must learn to be more patient with all convictions and desires.

It is not happenstance that my first picture was from my apartment in Over-the-Rhine.
I love where I live, and I wanted to show it off with pic #1. This is my view. Sunbeams included in the rent. 

My color. Red. Steaming red. Red Letter Day, as the note indicates.
The USPS has decided to stop delivering my mail for some reason.

They're messing with the wrong lady.

Thanks for checking out my first collection of creative expression.

Six more to go. I really wish I'd learned how to draw when I was a kid.

You can check out the entire Landor 110 collection in Landor's windows on Race Street beginning December 3.

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1 comment:

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

Love this!! Can't wait to see the rest of them!!