The blurred line between being a creative and an influencer, The problem with individualism, MetaBirkins, and more!
Midweek Creative Newsletter
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The problem with individualism
The overlooked levels of the creator economy
The blurred line between being a creative and an influencer
Quil Lemons explores his Philadelphian gome in moving shots
Kanye x Netflix?
Top online events
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The world became modern when people who met for the first time shifted from asking each other (as they had always done) where they came from — to asking each other what they did.
To try to position someone by their area of origin is to assume that personal identity is formed primarily by membership of a geographical community; we are where we are from.
As a generation of creative freelancers and artists come of age on social media, the lines between being a creative and an influencer are increasingly blurring. There is a new wave of creatives raised from the era of Instagram, YouTube and TikTok that are just as comfortable in front of the camera as behind it, redefining experience and credentials beyond the ordinary portfolio or creative degree.
In this article we talk about how embracing the influencer mindset can open more doors to creative opportunities.
It seems like everyone today is a creator — whether artist, developer, or other individuals following their craft — yet the creator economy still has room to grow. Despite being a multibillion-dollar market fueled by over 50 million people, this movement is much deeper than its monetization platforms, and bigger than the small percentage of people who are able to make a living off their creative work.
Almost a year ago, at aged 23, Quil Lemons became the the youngest fashion photographer to shoot a Vanity Fair cover. November 2021 then saw Lemons launch his most personal work to date, commissioned by WePresent – the digital arts platform of WeTransfer – in a deep dive featuring images of his hometown featuring a piece about the series written by Sajae Elder.
It is true that in the world of NFTs everything is allowed at the creation level, except the reappropriation of the brand and we have learned this from the history of metabirkins.
Artist Jason Rothschild behind the MetaBirkins NFTs, claims that he received a cease and desist letter from Hermès and issued a statement on Instagram about the matter.
The NFT collection features 100 Birkin-inspired digital bags, and was formed after Rothchild and artist Eric Ramirez saw success with an initial NFT, which sold for $ 47,000 USD. The artist now claims that the collection has a trade volume of $ 1.1 million, per MetaBirkins Rarible page, but all is supposedly in jeopardy.
As the name suggests, it will be a three-part documentary production with Netflix, and we cannot wait. The documentary series directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah sets out to capture the rise of the most popular rapper. The documentary tries to bridge the gap between West’s before fame years and his stardom now.
Top Online Events
Ikea: Escape by Triad Advertising, Czechia
Trigger warning. ‘There are many obstacles when leaving an abusive relationship. Let’s not be one of them’. Ikea’s latest spot reads this at its closing. Motivated by the desire to be part of a safe home, Ikea supports the victims of domestic violence and abuse. The ad cleverly illustrates the difficulties and manipulations involved in abusive relationships and follows the brave journey of a woman trying to leave.
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