An introvert is someone who hates self-promotion — they wish their work would speak for themselves. For that reason, I’ve always cringed at self-introductions and writing bios. However, writing is a form of communication and that communication is enriched when the reader and writer know each other. …
I can't believe the audacity of talking about the killer's "bad day". My heart goes out to the Asian community in America. We're not much better in Australia, unfortunately. All of the gross sexualisation stuff that you talk about is sadly familiar to me and my sister. Ugh. I don't know what to say. I hope the victims and their families get justice.
In the last few months, members of the Federal government have been the subject of several sexual assault allegations, which our Prime Minister has tried to brush off. Many people have asked, sensibly, why on earth it…
Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a creative career in marketing, Mat Zucker, 2020: Cidiot
A book that combines memoir with an analysis of one’s resume? Let me double-click into that. The latter phrase is something I learnt when reading Mat Zucker’s book, Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a creative career…
When I was at university, one of my lecturers casually mentioned that Helvetica was his favourite font. The first thing I did when I got home that day was to change the font on my latest assignment from Times New Roman to Helvetica. After talking with some of my friends, I surmised that everyone else had done the same.
Reading the first two chapters of Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a creative career in marketing by Mat Zucker, reminded me of my need, twenty years ago, to impress the all-powerful art history professor. Zucker’s book is a memoir of his career in marketing, but of course, he didn’t start out as an advertising executive and he writes with wry wit about how he began his career. Spoiler: there is a discussion of fonts.
Thanks to the author for sending me your book! I’ll be reviewing it for my next column.
Writer and artist from Perth, Western Australia. I write about art, books, identity and more. Find me on Twitter @blackman_maria