Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:43:01 GMT
As its World Book Day, Unit Studios took some time to wander around and catch up with lots of its team to hear what everyone is reading whilst they are creating.
Amanda Luckwell, founding partner Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Jake Saunders, producer Book: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
Raises interesting questions about what makes us human.If your partner sleeps with a machine just looks and feels like a human, is it cheating?!
Victoria Poole, marketing director Book: Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids is a memoir by Patti Smith, documenting her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. ‘I didn't write it to be cathartic’, she noted. ‘I wrote it because Robert asked me to. Our relationship was such that I knew what he would want and the quality of what he deserved. So that was my agenda for writing that book. I wrote it to fulfil my vow to him, which was on his deathbed. In finishing, I did feel that I'd fulfilled my promise’. Just Kids captures a moment when Patty and Robert were young, inseparable, perfectly bohemian and completely unknown, to the point in which a touristy couple in Washington Square Park spied them in the early autumn of 1967 and argued about whether they were worth a snapshot. The woman thought they looked like artists. The man disagreed, saying dismissively, ‘They’re just kids’.She talks of early days with Robert: ‘We gathered our coloured pencils and sheets of paper and drew like wild, feral children into the night, until, exhausted, we fell into bed’.One of the most important musical, poetic, artistic, coming of age tales I’ve ever read. I lost or left it behind seven times during my time reading it. And felt bereft each time. Descriptions and references from that book have stayed with me long after I finished it. And what a sad day when I turned the last page. It is seminal. I now have two special copies at home and it is my most gifted book.
Denny Cooper, creative director of colour + colourist Book: Shogun by James Clavell
I've just reread Shogun.
Tom Wansbrough-Jones, creative director of design collectiveBook: Roget’s Thesaurus of Words for Writers by David Olsen. Michelle Bevilacqua, Justin Cord Hayes & Robert Bly
I read an article in the newspaper at the beginning of the year and someone used the word, ‘apricity’ which immediately caught my attention as I hadn’t heard it before. It means, ‘the warmth of the winter sun’, which I thought was so relevant to January.It sounds really geeky and boring but I instantly bought this book to increase my vocab for when I write treatments at work. I have been dipping in and out of it ever since!
Diogo Pinheiro, senior designer, design collectiveBook: You Are The Placebo by Dr Joe Dispenza
It's a self-development book about trusting and using our mind as a self healing tool. The book explores how our thoughts influence our body and our day to day life.I read lots of these books. I am always looking for new ways of improving myself. view more - Creative
Categories: Media and Entertainment, BooksUNIT Studios, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:43:01 GMT