Blog Profile / Gaping Void


URL :http://gapingvoid.com/
Filed Under:Humor / odd
Posts on Regator:299
This blog is retired.
Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The @Arrington T-Shirt

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

My old friend (and one of my favorite writers, btw) Mike Arrington aka @arrington is in the news again. This time, he’s back writing at Techcrunch, the tech blog he founded back in 2005, sold it for a bunch of money to AOL, then left under a bit of a cloud a year ago, then [...]

“The Tense Duality” that governs every creative career

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

[Exhibit A: My more personal side] [Exhibit B: the gapingvoid mission] One of the better things I ever wrote was The Sex And Cash Theory, something to explain how to realistically balance the need to pay the bills with the need to do something creative with your life. It ended up being a key idea [...]

Gape Into The Void podcast: Episode 6 – Office Art & The Wedding Planner

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

[The wee animation we did that pretty sums up the gapingvoid raison d’etre etc] Gape Into The Void Episode 6 – Office Art & The Wedding Planner [Click here to listen/subscribe: http://tinyurl.com/voidcast] [RSS Feed] It’s time for another episode of Gape Into The Void!  Join us as Hugh, Jason and Jeff talk about gapingvoid’s evil plan [...]

Every office needs a “Hugh Corner”. Exactly.

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

[Thanks to Everybody for sending in all the pictures! We especially like this photo and the accompanying email that Jannecke from Oslo, Norway recently wrote us. Rock on:] Hi Hugh, Enclosed you will find a picture of “Hugh´s Corner” in our offices in Oslo, Norway. Eirik and I started a small boutique consultancy within the [...]

“Kiss any hope of ever leading a normal life good-bye”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

This made me so happy: My friend, Robert Scoble sent me a photo of the big gapingvoid print they have up on the wall in the Rackspace customer briefing room. This is just one of twelve giant 6 foot canvases that adorn the walls. Aside from being thrilled that they used our work, what is [...]

“Gape Into The Void” Podcast Episode 5?—?“Creativity & Engagement”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Episode 5 is now live: [Subsc­ribe on iTu­nes: http://tinyurl.com/voidcast] [RSS Feed] [Direct link to Episode 5] SHOWNOTES: Gape Into The Void Episode 5 – Creativity & Engagement In this episode of Gape Into The Void we talk about Creativity and something very important to marketers, and now, to Hugh: engagement.  Here are some of the things [...]

RIP Steve Jobs, one year on…

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

As everyone and their mother knows, Steve Jobs died a year ago today. Here’s the cartoon I did for for Wired Opinion to mark the date. Jessica Hagy of Indexed fame drew one as well. rock on.

The Presidential Debates

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

I drew some cartoons for @WiredOnline yesterday… all to do with last night’s Presidential Debates. I drew about seven of them, but they only published two. Still, getting in Wired was a long-term goal of mine, so I was pretty stoked, regardless. The comments are pretty humorous– not everybody got the irony. Heh.

“Live-Tooning”: gapingvoid does Events, Y’all…

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Gapingvoid Does Events — TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. We’re doing more and more events thee days. I call it “Live-Tooning”… It’s what I do instead of “Public Speaking”. A little bit more unique. Here’s what we wrote recently: Here’s how to supercharge your event: The gapingvoid team was engaged by TechCrunch [...]

The gapingvoid Wall at Techcrunch HQ

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

[Techcrunch and gapingvoid have been friends for a while- since 2006 or so, actually. And here’s the art to prove it, hanging on a wall in the main Techcrunch offices in downtown San Francisco. Those smaller ones are 9“x12”, larger ones are ginormous.  Jeff Sass took the picture while visiting there a couple of weeks [...]

“Gape Into The Void” Podcast Episode 4 — “Disrupt”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Gape Into The Void — Episode 4: “DISRUPT: Episode 4 of the Podcast is now live. [Subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/voidcast] [Direct Link to listen to Episode 4 — “Disrupt”: http://traffic.libsyn.com/gapingvoid/Gape_Into_The_Void_Episode_4.mp3] Show Notes: We’re back from San Francisco where we attended the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Show More Summary

THESE. ARE. AWESOME: Large, 40“x40” gapingvoid prints on metal.

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Keith Thomson, Managing Director up Stonegate Private Council (a wealth management firm up in Toronto) liked the “Dent” cartoon so much, he commissioned a special large one: 40x40 inches, printed on metal with a gloss surface. It came out looking awesome. Very slick, very solid, very professional. And then he graciously posed in front of [...]

gapingvoid “Live-Tooning”: The Techcrunch Disrupt Slide Show Video

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Gapingvoid Does Events — TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Earlier this month the team and I attended Techrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a most awesome event for the tech and startup community, where I got some awesome “Live-Tooning” done… 75 cartoons in three days, or something like that. Phew! Techcrunch kindly set [...]

“Making Dry Stuff Fun”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

See Everything With HP Enterprise Security from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. “Enterprise Security Software” is pretty dry stuff for most people. We were given the challenge of trying to make it fun, somehow. So we did… “Making Dry Stuff Fun” isn’t a bad way to [...]

#NotDelusional

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

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“Business needs more art. You’re either with us or against us.”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

I just secured the URL, businessneedsmoreart.com. I decided I wanted to “own” the thought, “Business Needs More Art”, apropos to the the idea I’m always riffing on. So what’s the gaping­void MISSION? To bring art to the busi­ness world, basi­cally.Which is exactly what we’ve been doing these last few years. Com­pare our work to what you usually [...]

Gape Into The Void Podcast, Episode 3: “Culture”

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Gape Into The Void — Episode 3: “Culture”. [Subscribe on iTunes]  [Direct Link to episode 3 MP3 (listen now)]  Show Notes: Recorded just before we left for San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt, in this episode of Gape Into The Void we tackle the topic of “culture” and the importance of a business articulating its purpose. Here are links [...]

Art for Pirates!

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

Apropos to the “Bringing Art To Business” kick I’m currently on, here’s a fun t-shirt we produced for Roger Shank’s real estate company and “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. [Backstory here.] If you want me to design a t-shirt for your business, feel free to drop me a line and we can talk about it. [...]

“Bring Art To The Business World”: The gapingvoid Mission

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

[My favorite cartoon from the event– drawn on my Tablet PC.] I was sitting in Row Four at Techcrunch Disrupt SF last week, where my old friend Michael Arrington interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, the latter’s first since the Facebook IPO [Techcrunch video here]. For all the hype (and the security guards keeping everybody back), it wasn’t [...]

Ignoring Everybody, Eight Years On

3 years agoHumor : Gaping Void

THOUGHTS ON “IGNORE EVERYBODY”, EIGHT YEARS LATER In 2009, my first book, IGNORE EVERYBODY was published by Penguin Portfolio, the big New York imprint. The work originally began life five years before that, in Autumn, 2004 as an e-book, “How To Be Creative”, first published on ChangeThis.com. The e-book came out of a series of blog post [...]

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