17 January 2010


Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select ony things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to." Jim Jarmusch

just loving this. About to head into the office on a sunday... bah! trying to culture-up before i do and stumbled upon this fantastic quote. I work for the design department of a mass market retailer, and often get mondo bummed out about diluting fashion and trends to make it palatable for say, somebody in middle america. This for some reason made me feel better...

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