LETTERS TO LOVELIZA

HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Posted in Design, Love, Stealing by LoveLiza on May 24, 2010

HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 

Dear LoveLiza

I am about to graduate and I really want to become a famous graphic designer. Can you give me some advice before I start my career?

Student, Mainz

 

Dear Adolescent,

This is a very common question and there is no easy answer so I took the liberty to consult Professor Powers who has experience in this matter. The following list is an indication of just a few things that will guarantee you success.

Change your family status: Become a footballers wife or become a daughter of a famous hotel owner

Think big: Steal large – this always makes the headline news

Reintroduce streaking in a different context other than the football field: maybe your next presentation

Discover something new: land or species

Find a cure: just save as many lives as possible

Change your name: Four letters and slightly Swedish always works

Change your attitude: self centered, egotistic and pretentious preferably all at the same time

Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer

Accessorise: iphone, ipad, ianything

Communicate: Twitter like crazy and if you have nothing to say just retweet and retweet again make sure you are on top of that list. And of course don’t forget all other platforms. I think faxing is also coming back.

And don’t forget your first project will define your design style. We recommend you design and publish a retrospective book about your life and design career as soon as you graduate.

LoveLiza

STEALING CLICHES

Posted in Creativity, Design, Stealing by LoveLiza on August 10, 2008

STEALING CLICHES

 

Dear LoveLiza,

Whats the difference between using a cliché idea or stealing an idea, as both ideas have been done before?

Junior, Madrid

 

Dear Junior,

Stealing is using someone else’s good idea in a bad way. A cliché is using someone else’s bad idea in a good way.

LoveLiza

ILLEGAL FONTS

Posted in Design, Stealing, Typography by LoveLiza on April 13, 2008

ILLEGAL FONTS

 

Dear LoveLiza,

All the fonts I have, I either downloaded illegally or copied from friends or previous companies I have worked for. Do you think its a problem if I use them?

Anonymous

 

Dear Anonymous,

If your mission as a designer is to ensure that type designers are malnutritioned and badly dressed, then there is no problem.

LoveLiza

PEN PAL

Posted in Design, Stealing by LoveLiza on February 10, 2008

PEN PAL

 

Dear LoveLiza,

I keep dropping the studio pens in my bag, it has become a sort of automated action. To my surprise I seem to have acquired a large amount over time without even noticing. Is it OK to steal the studio pens, if I am not actually conscious of doing it?

Designer, London

 

Dear Pen Pal,

I hope you are not referring to Wacom pens?

LoveLiza