I will admit, I am probably one of the most irritating people to go to a museum or art gallery with. Don't get me wrong, I love that kind of stuff, but, I just have a very short attention span. I am frankly not to fussed with the specifics, and because of that rarely do I read the little descriptions. I look at art on two levels: the technique/craft of a piece, and whether or not it gives me the feels. If it doesn't give me feels or intrigue or a reason to care, I move on to the next. Brutal, I know. If only I was judging X-Factor.
Above: The 2017 ‘Steal Like an Artist’ wall calendar featuring appropriate words for both March, and this post.
It is that time. That time of year where city traffic increases, stress levels rise and students stumble back into 8am lectures after a relaxing summer. Ahh, the beginning of the university year, something that I have fond memories of now, but probably didn’t think very highly of at the time.
Having just graduated from my Bachelor of Communication Design, I have a very fresh, and probably not entirely objective view on how to get through those final months of design school. Nonetheless, here is my opinion on how to survive, but more importantly win at your final year of study.
Yes, Mr Gosling is very easy on the eyes. But that is not the only reason why La La Land is a particularly visually appealing movie. The film is one of the best that I saw (technically last) year. It is romantic, hopeful, entertaining, and an all-around feel good movie. It kinda just leaves you feeling happy, and as a creative, totally gets me in the heart strings with the whole ‘you can achieve your dreams’ theme it has going on. So overall, yes, I highly recommend it.
But you know what really got me? You know what I loved? THE COLOURS. So beautiful, I can’t even. They inspired me to bring you a couple of color palettes from the scenes, so scroll down for a little look-see. I also highly recommend playing ‘city of stars’ whilst you look, to put you in that ultimate La La Land mood.