The first blog I researched was Shepard Fairey’s. I learned of Shepard’s Obey campaign when I was in fifth or sixth Grade, way before he became popular. I always thought the way he ran a Guerilla campaign to get his designs around the nation was amazing. Shepard’s blog is quite interesting because he is a very active artist, and a highly successful one at that. He took a guerrilla campaign and made it into a highly profitable clothing and poster line.
Here’s a link to his blog http://www.obeygiant.com/
Another Blog I decided to visit was my brother’s. My Brother is a graduate of SCAD and he is a part of the reason I choose to go here as well. He is now a copywriter at Translation Advertising, which handles clients such as McDonald’s, Coca Cola, and Budweiser. He worked at Jay Walter Thompson for a year and a half before switching to Translation. He loves working in the Ad world and he loved going to Scad. You can see the passion he puts into his campaigns and in the magic tricks he posts on his site and on Youtube. I have always looked up to my brother and get a lot of inspiration from his work.
The third blog I looked at was not a blog about one artist in particular but rather many artist’s ideas and designs featured daily. My friend recommended this site to me and I think it’s a really cool idea because it puts the artists into the limelight for a little while and opens up more outlets for their work to be seen. I think this format can give you a lot more inspiration than one artists blog because multiple people’s feelings and ideas are being featured for you to observe.
I found a lot more Advertising blogs than any other type of blog during my research, this makes sense since most people don’t stay at a firm for too long and do a lot of moving around. Some blogs stood out more based on their layouts, professionalism, and their personal feel.