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Pum Lefebure at ADFEST 2015 (Photo by Justin Lancy)

Pum Lefebure at ADFEST 2015 (Photo by Justin Lancy)

Earlier this month, I interviewed some of the design jury members for ADFEST 2015, an event which encourages–and awards–excellence in advertising across the Asia Pacific region. PUM LEFEBURE was one of my interview subjects: She and her husband Jake founded Design Army, a Washington D.C.-based creative consultancy, about 12 years ago and their clients include the Academy Awards, Adobe, GE, Disney, Bloomingdale’s, Ritz Carlton, Washington Ballet, Neenah, Smithsonian, and Lucasfilm. I felt like our conversation on good design, creative inspiration, and using your talent to develop a deeper purpose to your work would be of interest to Veritrope readers. Our transcript (slightly edited for length and clarity) is reprinted below the jump… hope you enjoy!

It’s good to remember that even some of the best, most popular places on the Internet are still unknown to many. So the “Newsletters I Like” choice today is a website that I hope you’re already familiar with, but that I’m sharing in case you missed it: Brain Pickings.

Maria Popova is, in my estimation, one of the best things about the Internet. Her popular Brain Pickings website actually started as an email newsletter in 2006, which she eventually built into her popular longform chronicle of curiosities.

Curiosities?“, you ask. More like serendipit-awesome-osities: Two to three thoughtful, heartfelt, detailed, massively-hyperlinked articles per day about art, writing, science, design, history, or anything else which has crossed the transom of her interest.

Brain Pickings feels like pure oxygen on an Internet which can feel like a poorly-ventilated room, overpopulated with functional articles which lack the length and depth necessary to examine meaning. I look forward to her Sunday newsletter like I would look forward to an email from a friend who always sends me things that they know I’d like. Give yourself a weekly treat and sign up here to get it.

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Evernote-Related Links and News for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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