Tuesday, July 1, 2008 12:40 p.m.
After some consideration, I decided to change the appearance of the site. The old theme seemed somewhat depressing and I am liking my new header image a lot. A LOT. It came from www.you-are-beautiful.com, which is a completely awesome website that I suggest you visit. You can order free stickers there, view really cool and inspiring existing pics of “you are beautiful,” and even submit your own entries.
You Are Beautiful is a simple, powerful statement which is incorporated into the over absorption of mass media and lifestyles that are wrapped in consumer culture.The intention behind this project is to reach beyond ourselves as individuals to make a difference by creating moments of positive self realization. We’re just attempting to make the world a little better.Intention is the most important aspect of the You Are Beautiful project in its idea of purity. Nothing is sacred. Everything that has a perceived value becomes commodified. We work extremely hard that this message is received as a simple act of kindness, and nothing more.Advertising elicits a response to buy, where this project elicits a response to do something. The attempt with You Are Beautiful is to create activism instead of consumerism.
You Are Beautiful uses the medium of advertising and commercialization to spread a positive message.
Projects like these make a difference in the world by catching us in the midst of daily life and creating moments of positive self realization.
Any thoughts or comments on the new design would be appreciated!