Doing killer work is no longer the only barometer of success, not if we want our stuff to be seen. We are now all judged by the clicks we receive. By our Google rankings, hearts and wows, thumbs up and shares. Mike Sager considers the question: How the heck does a creative cope with this new reality?
A big part of art appreciation is rubbing shoulders with other tourists in a gallery. But the art lovers who go the extra mile to visit artists’ house museums walk in the dining rooms, vegetable gardens, and footsteps of Renaissance greats, Impressionists, and Pre-Raphaelites.
A Brooklyn bronze foundry has endured on the banks of the East River for nearly 100 years. Its fourth steward Billy Makky can be be found in the shop daily wearing a fireproof apron and one of many hats: craftsman, artist, alchemist, engineer, businessman – and when interacting with New York creatives –psychologist.
As an expectant parent, Mike Sager was convinced that his career as a creativist was about to nose dive into a lumpy sea of malodorous baby poop. Then he welcomed a son into his life and everything changed.
Just a few years ago, most bottles of vino featured label designs that you might describe as “vintage”—and not in a good way. But things have changed. 99U heads to wine country to find out what’s behind this recent evolution.