In Vancouver, artist Rachael Ashe tells us about the importance of making things with your hands. Over the past five years, Rachael has delved into paper-based work, cutting intricate designs from books and engineering paper to create complex forms. She believes in learning by doing.
Book Covers, Model Airplanes, and My Dad As part of New York’s annual Audience Takes the Stage event, designer and developer Jonnie Hallman speaks on how his father’s work has turned him into the maker he is today.
Have three minutes to spare today? Watch this short from our monthly theme of ‘Remix’ with Andy Baio on how remix culture is becoming the new prohibition. Check it out. →
Around the World
Across a few of our chapters including New York and Lima, we invited our audience to apply, selecting a few to take the stage and speak about what they make and why.
In Berlin to celebrate the end of the year, they had hand-lettered name tags by past speaker Martina Flor.
Rachael Ashe, an artist who works primarily in paper, spoke at our Vancouver event and created this giraffe costume worn by organizer Mark Busse who introduced her as the speaker for December.
We just released our second book list, a collaboration with Designers & Books. Part of our themed month on Make, this list focuses on different aspects of making—from telling the story of how things are made to what it’s like to produce and create things.Check it out. →
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Makers Gonna Make.
Last month, we made it happen with the theme of “Make,” chosen by our Boston chapter and depicted by MacPremo and Bas Bekhout with this excellent video.
From fine artists to designers, creativity evangelists to whiskey distillers, this month’s speakers epitomize the diversity of makers that exist in our CreativeMornings community. Kicking the theme off in Baltimore, writer, curator and designerEllen Lupton tells the story of ‘making’ in the field of graphic design. In Berlin, Rupali Steineyer shares how her personal experiences made her who she is today while in Pittsburgh, Meredith Grelli bottles up an entire lesson on how to make whiskey.
New York hosted their annual Audience Takes the Stage event with six attendees, including Nora Abousteit, founder of the online DIY community Kollabora, taking the stage to speak on what make means to them. Richard Boehmcke tells us, “Who we are right now is always just a fraction of the possibility of who we could be.”
To discover other creative goodness happening around the world, lurk our findings, where we bubble up some of the best things from we find from our sixty-five chapters around the world.