Do whatever you have to do to make it the best you can make it.
The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.
"Inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s project "Things I Have Learned" and the many professional and personal experiences and turmoil in the first year since my graduation from the Zagreb School of Design I created a series of minimalist typographic posters illustrating the simple maxims and thoughts I had come to realise.
My first personal exhibition, featuring the posters, was opened on the 24th of January at the Boonika Gallery in Zagreb. The following are the posters, the exhibition visuals and images from the making-of.”
Designer and visual artist based in Zagreb, Croatia. He is also one of the founders of Rational International, a creative communications collective.
Who watches the watchmen?
I don’t watch a lot of news on TV or read the newspapers as regularly. Part of the reason is that I was fed up of it. Starting my day by reading the newspaper is the most depressing thing I can think of. Watching the news on TV makes me want to be comatose.
On the occasions that I have actually watched a news channel, I have come away feeling deafened by the incessant shouting from anchors and panelists alike, disoriented by the amount of noise that is telecast in the name of debates and discussions and finally, devastated by the antics of some of the brightest, most educated and enlightened people of my country who call themselves journalists. The Media. “The voice of the people”, “the guardians of democracy”, the scum of the earth. The Mafia.
It is just hideous the way these “truth-seekers” dish out “unbiased reports” and “objective opinions”. I don’t even think any of them have even heard of the term Journalistic objectivity. Fairness? Neutrality? FACTS? Get outta here. No place for these on the TRP charts. Even more important than TRPs, it’s like expecting one of your henchmen to blow the whistle on you.
There was a time, not very long ago, when there would be questions on corruption, on crime, on why something that was promised was not delivered, on who was responsible, on when would justice be served. We seldom got answers to any of these, but at least they were the right questions. I rooted for the guy with the mic pointing fingers and asking questions. He represented me, he felt my pain. Not anymore.
They pride themselves in being first-on-the-scene and for breaking the news. Well if the scene is some house under renovation, which is to be occupied soon by someone famous and one of the rooms seems a bit smaller than the others, congratulations you have successfully broken the news and the bones of my skull.
The Media has become the Mafia. They have the right to freedom of speech and now they know how to hold people at ransom with it. “Tu jaanta nahi mera baap kaun hai” (you have no idea who my father is) is not as effective as “Hum Media-wale hain” (we are from the Media). They seem to revel in their superiority because they are the only ones who can ask the questions. No matter what the scenario, the questions are never directed towards the Mafia. Do you see what just happened? "…the questions are never directed towards the Mafia." Enough said.
There is ample proof out there for which news agencies are backed by which political parties and so on. I would dig it up and put it here, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make. Speaking of which, it’s about time I got to the point.
I really like Arvind Kejriwal for standing up and taking charge. He was frustrated by the system to the point that he decided to jump in himself to clean it up. He knows the problems because he has faced them himself. He’s trying to do something good, something different, something that everyone was hoping for when they chose to believe in him. (At this point, some of you might feel the need to tell me how wrong I am for believing in the hogwash that is Kejriwal and AAP. Your point has been noted. Now please move the fuck on and let me choose what I want to believe in). He is making changes and trying new approaches, in the process making mistakes but acknowledging them as well. Honesty, integrity and fairness. Everything we have all been clamoring for when it comes to our politicians.
Enter the Mafia..Media whatever. They want to know how can you deliver on the promise of providing free water, how can you choose to live in a 5-bedroom apartment when you talk about simplicity, how can you not behave more like a politician, how can your ministers go out and conduct raids in the middle of the night, how can you accuse the police of being corrupt, how can you be the CM and do so much work yourself, how can you not have a magic wand and solve all the problems in 2 days of being elected? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!
Behave more like a politician?! You mean the one’s who were being questioned for being corrupt and immoral by the Media not so long ago? Instead of joining hands with the new government to help spread the change that is in the air, the Mafia is busy trying to run the government into the ground by questioning its every move and looking for loopholes to exploit. And still the common man has nowhere else to go but come to the Mafia for news and information.
There is no accountability. In the absence of accountability, the responsibilities go for a toss. When the Media does not have to be responsible, we deserve to get the broken news.
Wish I had recorded this as a mixtape. Every track has something special.