The above artwork represent the winning entry to the Seth Godin book giveaway in which I asked people to spread Sethisms.
Illustrator Gilliom Werner Claessens decided to reinterpret some of the covers of Seth Godin’s best known books, including The Icarus Deception itself. I love these, in particular because each image is a great representation of the concepts (or ideaviruses) each book is based around.
Also, it was in many ways well above and beyond the challenge I set.
So congrats Gilliom! I’ll be sending you the signed copy of V is for Vulnerable plus a hardback copy of The Icarus Deception.
You can find Gilliom on Google Plus, where he’ll be posting 2 more of these over the next couple of days!
Paul Forrester deserves bonus points for the speed in which he responded to the challenge with his own Sethism:
Metaphorically Speaking by Paul Forrester
“In art, as in life, there is endless capacity for metaphors that describe the same thing. Endless capacity to present one piece of advice so it appeals to as many people as possible. If you’re lucky, you’ve found the metaphor that communicates to you. If you’re really lucky, you can experiment and work out your own metaphor.
Be the wily velociraptor from Jurassic Park.
Be the relentless rolling stone from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In short, be the metaphor that is most simile to the way you create. Then write it down and pass it on.”
Elaine‘s Sethism was passionate and to the point (lively language warning):
I asked her to elaborate somewhat and she left another comment which explained further.
I’m sure a lot of people can relate. I hope you won’t be swearing when the book arrives Elaine!
And finally there was this tweet from Margaret Pinard, which was just original enough to win her a book!
Special mentions have to go to the following for sharing Sethisms and thanks to everyone else who tweeted or linked from their blog or liked or commented on Facebook:
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsAnd last but not least, Vishnu himself, who did a brilliant job of sharing Sethisms, but insisted that he didn’t want to win the book.
Hope you enjoyed these original Sethisms! If you’d like to find out more about The Icarus Deception, check out my review.
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