The Carmichael Collective’s Creativity Crusade…

Urban Plant Tag Stop Sign by the Carmichael Collective
Urban Plant Tag: Stop Sign by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)

Something colorfully quirky for your weekend… I love coming across clever creative gems like the Carmichael Collective. I like a little alliteration, also…! There’s not so much information on their website, but I can tell you the collective is “an ongoing project from Carmichael Lynch, a creative company based in Minneapolis, MN. Everything you see on the site is just creativity for creativity’s sake. If you like it, share it.” I like it, so I am!

And if you want to see more, they ask you to follow them. “Or, don’t. It’s totally 
up to you. After all, art is in the eye of the beholder.” Creative pragmatists! Who would’ve thunk it?

So let me share a few of their creative bits ‘n’ bobs…

There’s more in the brilliant Urban Plant Tag series:

Urban Plant Tag: Street Lamp by the Carmichael Collective
Urban Plant Tag: Street Lamp by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)
Urban Plant Tag: No Parking Sign by the Carmichael Collective
Urban Plant Tag: No Parking Sign by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)
Urban Plant Tag: Bench by the Carmichael Collective
Urban Plant Tag: Bench by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)

The clever people at the Carmichael Collective are also the ones responsible for the wonderful Piñata Anatomy that has been popping up all over the inter-web lately:

Piñata Anatomy by the Carmichael Collective
Piñata Anatomy by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)

And, then there’s the slightly eccentric and enchanting Bug Memorials:

A Fly Remembered 2012 - 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
A Fly Remembered 2012 – 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)
A Moth Remembered 2012 - 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
A Moth Remembered 2012 – 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)
A Wasp Remembered 2012 - 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
A Wasp Remembered 2012 – 2012 by the Carmichael Collective
(Image © Carmichael Lynch 2012)

When you check out the Carmichael Lynch purpose (or mission statement, for you HR types!), they say, “Our enemy is complacency, mediocrity, the conventional. We rally against the ordinary and hold sacred the power of the new: to transform, to instigate, to delight, to create devotion.” I may have become a disciple…

If you’d like to learn more about the Carmichael Collective or if you’d like to join their movement, head over to their site here. I’m sure there’ll be some more kooky creative work coming soon…

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Comments (21)

What a great lead!! Thanks. Ah, the signs are fantastic. What a creative company! I just checked out the website. I now “jonesing” for one of their “censorship” towels. Wow. I also loved their living trophies. And the shrines. Headed back over there now. Enjoy the weekend!! T.

Hi T – so glad you’re excited about the Carmichael Collective. I imagine that’s exactly the reaction they hope for. AND, I agree with you! 🙂

Hi,
Certainly some different ideas in this one. 🙂

More clever people, Mags. Inspiring stuff!

Those Urban Plant Tags are cool. And I love alliteration also! Have a great weekend Syders!

Aren’t they, Marina? I don’t know how people come up with these things BUT I applaud their thinking! 🙂

The tags are funny in a smart kind of way. Thank you for the link. I love it.

Pleasure, Maria. Thanks for stopping in to say howdy! 🙂

Those bug memrials will send my Hannah over he edge in a creative explosion of inspiration! That is her style right there…totally out there but mind-blowingly interesting….cool find J!

Aaaaaaand, I cannot spell tonight! 😉

Spell-schmell. It’s over-rated (especially when I knew what you meant!)

Hope Hannah enjoys the Bug Memorial, Shira! 🙂

Love the bug memorials! Need to get a few for the cockies and huntsmen that seem to find there way in during the summer months! 🙂 yet again another great fun find TSL!

You are SO right, BCD. The giant flying cockies (SO damn Australian) and the icky huntsmen (ALSO SO Australian!) definitely need a memorial of their own!

Bug Memorials…now that is an idea…CL must be a fun place to work at.

I reckon’, Barbara. All that creative sparking… Can you imagine? 🙂

I absolutely love this! Quirky and so creative! Right up my alley!

I just love that the Carmichael Collective is creating for the sake of creativity… How cool is that? Let’s dedicate time and money to innovating. My kind of company!!!

These are so great – and I love the attention to detail in the bug memorials (the framed pictures etc), just brilliant! 🙂

Yes, Sparks. The Bug Memorials could have sat in one of your posts, I reckon’. Such a cool idea! 🙂

Bug memorials…HILarious! I wish I would have thought of that!
Cheers!

Hey B & J – kinda quirky & lovely, aren’t they?

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