Email Newsletter: Oh sh*t. I've made it! | N°01 / by Sukari Keetin

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Oh sh*t. I've made it! | N°01

It’s been a whirlwind of a week and there is still more to come.

Pro Tip
"Never Sit and Wait for the Phone to Ring." - Louise Fili

#4 - That careers are never linear…
“I used to think my career would be very linear, but even in the almost eight years since I graduated, I’ve worked at a branding studio, done illustration and product design, worked in-house for several large brands, and now as a freelancer. And I don’t necessarily want to be a graphic designer forever.” – Ben Wagner, independent designer and art director, New York City

In the Age of Instagram, Murals Take on New Meaning
The art wall’s allure as a social media-worthy photo op has been embraced by retailers as a marketing opportunity. Does it convert into sales?

If you love snooping inside the workspaces of creative people, you might enjoy T Magazine's series on Rooms Where Writers Work


Activity
It's NYFW and my attention is only on FENTY X PUMA - Rihanna collaboration.

So, who owns the catwalk in 2017? It’s not either of the Hadids. And it’s not a Jenner. That title now officially belongs to Teyana Taylor. TEYANA TAYLOR. Her death dropped in stilettos is insane. Janelle Okwodu, for Vogue.com, says, "...Taylor brought the crowd to its feet with her mesmerizing interpretation of a runway strut."


Earbud Zone
Singers Madison McFerrin and Natalia Lafourcade on repeat.

Of course I would enjoy working to a podcast about two neurotic, hypochondriac actors.
We're No Doctors Podcast with Busy Phillips and Steve Agee.


Bookshelf
By way of Well Read Black Girl is the book What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


Make Time For...
Philadelphia: Nathalie Du Pasquier, BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT
This fall, the Institute of Contemporary Art will present Nathalie Du Pasquier, BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT, a retrospective exploring the prolific creative practice of artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier on view from September 13 through December 23, 2017. A founding member of the Italian design collective Memphis, Du Pasquier’s work across painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, and design demonstrates a unique and considered interpretation of space and objects. #nathaliedupasquier

Los Angeles: Cuba Is at the Annenberg
Revealing complexities both on and off the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners, and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves. Born from indigenous, African and European roots, divergent politics and limitations in communication and commerce, the Cuba seen in this exhibition goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality. Over 120 photos feature subjects ranging from defiant youth known as “frikis” to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital content—“El paquete”—to Miami’s Chonga girls.

London / U.K.: Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).