Future Plans, Tweets on Occupy LA, and Miscellaneous Creative Thoughts
No, I’m not ending TheCreativeRoutine. But I am giving it a noteworthy change. The new banner that debuted Tuesday - and served me faithfully for two days - is gone. So is my divisive background: the glitch-art, film screencap of Enid and Rebecca from 2001’s Ghost World. It was sometimes lauded and other times seizure-inducing.
And lastly: the side portrait of me in a green beanie that served me for so long. It’s been replaced by a photo of me on my third birthday, back in Nigeria, stuntin’ on 100 thousand, sugar cookie in hand.
My new banner seems appropriate for the cultural time of economic and social turmoil our nation is in right now. The Occupy Movement began, get this, September 17th. It hasn’t even been 2.5 months yet. Still there have already been a reported 2,700 Occupy communities worldwide in some 85 countries. Yet the news always misses someone. Amidst all the turmoil going on two nights ago, I saw a tweet in my timeline that read:
To which I replied…
At first I was surprised she took the bait. But it was just my natural idealism towards mankind keeping me from taking in mind that she had just asked what Occupy LA was.
I assume that Giggles’ excited oo-ing is in anticipation of what she assumes will be American Apparel’s Cyber Monday special, for their Occupy LA campaign. In her rapture, she forget that Cyber Monday had already passed. Okay. One more Occupy LA tweet for the road.
More Creative Thoughts
Part of the reason I was so quick to redecorate after such a short period is because I was eager to start a new idea that struck me the other night. I’ve always viewed TheCreativeRoutine as an ongoing art/creative project, constantly evolving. Anyone who’s followed for awhile has noticed how many banner/background re-designs I’ve done over time. It’s partially because since my Tumblr isn’t a micro-blog (I only post some 6-10 times a month), I’ve always used the different imagery and iconic visuals that serve as my backdrops and banners as displays of what inspires me and serve as my visual references. (Though, I have started using my Twitter as a Tumblr micro-blog, posting different inspiring images and brainstormed design ideas.)
With all that in mind, I’ve decided to try something new here. My background is about to become a revolving door of inspiring images, visuals from prior posts, and awe-inspiring photos. Really anything is fair game. We’ll see where I go with this. But the current plan is to change it every day, post or not. I’m always going to be editing my banner regularly, with different hashtags in the bottom right corner. All of this will begin Monday. For now, I’ll let the design stay stationary for a few.
Basically, I’m trying to break as far out the prototypical menswear/fashion blogger box as I possibly can. (Shout out to prototypes though! Complex just released the funniest, most insightful fashion article I’ve read in some time - The Top 10 Types of Men’s Style Bloggers. I guess TheCreativeRoutine is something like “The Teenage Addicted Tumblr” x “The Made-to-Measure Hip-Hop Fan”, sans the bottomless credit card.)
I know this post has been all over the place, my apologies if it was hard to keep up. I’m not too worried though. I trust that if you like anything you enjoy, then you probably found this post very palatable. I’ll try to get out a post to you guys tomorrow on the artist behind my banner.
Peace, and follow me on Twitter.