damn good advice by george lois

for people with talent!

“If you think people are dumb, you’ll spend a lifetime doing dumb work.” (58)

“A creative person without a sense of humor has a serious problem.” (90)

“But being careful in creativity is synonymous with doing uninspired work.” (29)

“Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work.” (36)

i’m not sure how this one came to me, but i’m glad that it did. i’m glad that i got to put a face (and philosophy) to the style of great esquire covers that i’ve linked in my brain. the ali cover in particular gives context for the passion of kanye, and the inspiration behind the magazine cover that i really wish could be finished because it would be the biggest one since tony starks was also done by george lois. fun fact-the lipstick was the point of contention with nixon, too.

and what does the wise man have to say about sex and love?

“When you meet your mate, don’t let her (him) get away. (Your creative juices will flow forever.)” (97)

“The only thing that gets better when it gets bigger is a penis.” (94)

ain’t that the truth?


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