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Bill Murray has played an incredible array of characters across a career spanning 74 movies and TV shows. Peter Venkman. Ernie McCracken. Herman Blume. Garfield. Bill Murray. Bill Murray. Bill Murray.
In tribute, San Francisco’s Public Works gallery will host The Murray Affair on August 8 ($12), a one-day show that will feature as many as 200 original portraits of Bill Murray submitted from an open call of non-commissioned artists. Organizer Ezra Croft, who has, in the past, hosted a similar celebration of Nicolas Cage, cites Murray’s “awesome catalogue of greatness” as his muse for the event.
Adidas Originals, in partnership with Champs Sports, taps Lil Jon, RG3, DeMarco Murray, and Von Miller for 25-episode series.
The comedians go geek to geek to raise money for UNICEF.
Grumpy cat is kind of bummed she isn’t on our Lana Del Rey cover.
Aukerman has turned the talk-show format on its head with that Zach Galifianakis web series and a comedy show on IFC, Comedy Bang! Bang!
Mimi Valdés went from magazines to multimedia success.
Valdés is creative director for Pharrell’s i am OTHER, a multimedia company that works in music, apparel, philanthropy, film, video, and whatever else Pharrell wants to explore. Hers is a simple title for a complicated position where she is responsible for an astounding number of things. “Album covers, music videos, live concert performances, I’m in charge of executing all of that,” says Valdés, adding that she is not as directly involved with the fashion side of Pharrell’s growing empire. She is working on so many projects simultaneously that she has taken to listing each on its own index card. The stack is more than an inch thick.
From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.
There is no secret formula for innovation, and a lot of great minds arrive at their creativity in many different ways.
Though we’d all like to crack the code for reaching our creative breakthrough, it’s likely that emulating the habits prescribed by one famous person or another won’t be the cure-all to your stagnated creativity. Though, there’s probably no harm in giving it a try.
So to satiate your voyeuristic curiosity, compiled here are some of the least orthodox, but still effective creative processes of eight great minds.
If you’re going to sell tickets to a marathon of five mystery Tom Cruise movies, you’d better remind people how much they’ve loved that guy.
Filmmaker Max Landis builds on the premise of that infamous kissing-strangers video, without parodying it, by asking 40 friends, including Haley Joel Osment, to slap each other in the face so hard.
You probably know will.i.am best as founder and frontman of hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. But in the past three years, when he’s not singing about lovely lady lumps, he has been busy as Chief Creative Officer of U.S. manufacturer 3D Systems, designing a 3-D printer that aims to help reduce plastic waste.
His Ekocycle Cube 3-D Printer—designed by 3D Systems for home use and developed in collaboration with Coca-Cola—turns recycled plastic bottles into anything from guitar picks to iPhone cases.
Nina Millin puts a theatrical twist on three of Beyoncé’s tunes, taking the lyrics and performing them as monologues.