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Fail better

Posted in sought by juliobesq on May 4, 2009

Fail better

I had forgotten how much fun can be had typesetting with no brief: for my Peachy Coochy appearance I spoke on 20 typefaces that shaped our world, and had to illustrate each design.

Fail better. Such a fantastic sentiment. Samuel Beckett must have been pleased with it because he used it twice…

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

and

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.

So a chance to flush aimless typesetting from my system for a while and remind myself…

Fail better.

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  1. How to be an artist « sybawrite said, on July 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    […] Fail better is a fantastic tenet and standing beneath it’s banner should disallow being governed by rules. Rules bad, guidelines good (this is a guideline, not a rule). Philosophically it is losing the fear of making mistakes, practically it can be feeding back into the working practice all the stop-gaps and short-cuts we take when necessity becomes the mother of invention. […]


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