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Paula Scher: Success doesn’t lead you anywhere

OnCreativity sits down with legendary graphic designer and artist Paula Scher to talk about success, failure, and the benefits of being totally unqualified for a job. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works … Continue reading

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Uncertainty and the creative process

The second part of our OnCreativity interview with glass blower Michael Davis. What do you do when you are stuck creatively? When you are uncertain. Is living with ambiguity a key?  With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of … Continue reading

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Ann Hamilton Habitus

Habitus, a new Ann Hamilton project is part of Converge 45 this summer. The scale and depth of this work is quite exceptional. Make a point to visit. It’s not often something like this will happen in Portland. To get … Continue reading

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Remembering Chava Ben-Amos

Remembering the great designer, Pratt educator, and Holocaust survivor Chava Ben-Amos this Memorial Day. She passed earlier this month following bouts with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Rest in peace. Two cuts of our OnCreativity interview with her can be found below. … Continue reading

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You have to believe in yourself

OnCreativity sits down with artist Craig Costello aka KR, about creativity, risk-taking, and throwing the first punch. Craig Costello began making his markers in the early 90s and sold them at the New York City store Alife. He has since … Continue reading

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Using Judgement with Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee

Cartoonist Al Jaffe talks with Plazm’s OnCreativity about integrity, creative problem solving, and hanging stuff on the fridge. At 96 years old, Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee is the oldest working cartoonist. He even has the certificate from Guinness World Records to prove … Continue reading

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Try to draw like Rembrandt and you’re doomed to failure

In Part 2 of our OnCreativity interview with design legend Milton Glaser we discuss being in design as a profession, what is inspiring, and what it means to be a “creative” person. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature … Continue reading

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Chava Ben-Amos: I just keep doing it again and again and again

Packaging Designer and educator Chava Ben-Amos talks with OnCreativity about the creative process, problem solving, and artistic style. Born in Prague in 1930, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz in World War II. She survived the Holocaust, emigrated to Palestine … Continue reading

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Visiting the temporal with glass blower Michael Davis

Glass blower Michael Davis talks with OnCreativity about the creative process, uncertainty, and being present. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works via informal interviews with designers, artists, musicians, animators, and educators. Like … Continue reading

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Bill Plympton: “Look at the world like you’ve never seen it before…”

On Creativity sits down with legendary animator and award-winning filmmaker Bill Plympton, as he discusses the creative process, having the mind of a child and drawing for 12 hours a day. Bill Plympton was nominated for an academy award for … Continue reading

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