Art is all about the conversation!!

Speaking with the tech people over at Glossom … Great Comments.

“Me: Thanks so much… I thought I did but I can tell you I got turned around pretty quickly and thought I had done some stuff. Either way, thanks.

… & “Forza Ferrari!!!” I was rooting for Alonso to win it all. Not sure what is is about Vettel, but I never favored him though one has to think in four(?) years he’s pretty much proven that he has much more speed than, at least, Webber and most, the rest of the field. & thank goodness Massa retained his drive. I’ve felt for him ever since the incident and being a company man, he’s played the role of number 2 exceptionally in the second half. … And by the way, I think that team orders should be brought back… it’s such a farce to think that they don’t exist and if you have the privilege of driving an F1 car, if the situation deems it you should help “the team”.

Additionally, I’ve been a Ferrari fan since ’99 when Michael had to come back from the leg break. He was just so on the limit. I loved it. My friend hated him and said he’d never get another championship. I told him that Michael is so “mad” he’d cut off his own mother with a “Schumacher chop if need be” and the move on Barrichello about a year ago was nearly the proof of that. But as for Ferrari, while I admire some other manufacturers, I admire the fact that from a constructer point of view they are committed to staying in the sport where some others like BMW, Ford Toyota and Honda perceive it as an opportunity to “gain visibility and market share” and dip in and out as the feeling hits them. That is why Ferrari is tops…

Lastly, I read an article that said the goal of a racing program is not to make money. Corporations need to note that. Whew.


Chris Jones
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New Poster Celebrating The Austin F1 Grand Prix:″

On Nov 28, 2012, at 9:27 AM, Rivizzigno Piero | Glossom wrote:

Them:”Hi Chris,

the issue was trivial. When you registered you didn’t close the registration process clicking on the confirmation email. So your account was not active. We activated it. Right everything is fine.

One last comment: we at Glossom are crazy about Formula 1 … we have a bias for Ferrari … and we want to Feature some work on Formula 1 … ahahah

Have a great day”

“The Jiro Principle …”

I was telling somebody this … and I thought about it today after having some frustration with my “process” …

Quoted from an email:

I figured I’d pass along a bit of inspiration that I recently experienced that reminded me of the work required to be who we want to be. My wife got the movie, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi about a sushi chef in Japan who’s about 85 and goes to work everyday.

In the movie, Jiro has had the same routine for sixty? odd years on the path to being considered the best sushi chef in Japan. I really felt at home with the sense of working to really do what it is they do and it reminds me of the spirit of Scott Belsky’s book.

One scene, and then I’ll leave you was amazingly touching for me. The fella who is the egg sushi chef (specializes in one of the dishes) said that in so doing, becoming the egg chef he made something like 200 egg sushis (which had to be approved) before he was allowed to make them (for the public). He said when he made the egg sushi to the standard of Jiro, he was told: “make it like this” and he was so overwhelmed he cried because of how hard he worked (it takes something like ten years, just to get to that point where one could make the accompanying dishes).

Anyway, it was on my mind.

After watching that movie, it gives me a different perspective on the notion of complaining about the frustrations of my work.

Deliver Meaning

The job of an artist is not only to deliver image, but to deliver meaning–which, on occasion means not delivering image at all.

Links to Massimo Vignelli’s subway map for New York City that was rejected by New Yorkers and notes on the failed project: hint (letting the client dissect a controversial project from its full base of understanding is done at the entire project’s peril).