The Olive Reading List: May 29, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

24 of the Most Awesome Street-Art Creations

From clever to bizarre, using the objects around us as inspiration can definitely spark creativity. These street art pieces incorporate seemingly ordinary, old or mundane elements into genius artwork.
— Jessie Reagen

5 Brilliant Business Lessons from Mötley Crüe (Seriously!)

As if I need to provide any additional rationale for why you should read this story. Mötley Crüe! Brilliant business lessons! Why haven’t you clicked the link yet?
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

What Is Character? Debunking the Myth of Fixed Personality

“We are these very remarkably ordered collections of things [yet] forever changing” – just one of the myriad thought-provoking ideas about the very core of our social selves.
— Dani Noyes (@DaniNoyes)

Ku Is A Social Network For Composing Creative Status Updates

Ever wish people would update their status on social media using haikus? Well, this new iOS app is here to help everyone get more creative!
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

2014 Logo Trends

2014 is the year of the…acorn! Well, not technically, but it’s one of the current logo design trends featured in this comprehensive list.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Schick NZ Free Your Skin Campaign

Clever campaign for Schick NZ created by Y&R New Zealand, photographed by Troy Goodall and retouched by Electric Art…
— Tieran Haskin (@TieranH)

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