How a talent incubator is tackling the diversity gap

Set in the 1950s, the hit TV show Mad Men put a spotlight on issues of diversity and equity in the advertising industry. But even in 2018, there’s much progress to be made. “I didn’t know much about the disparities,” Jay Gould, a senior at Cleveland State University, says. “I just knew that I would put on a suit sometimes, take my résumé, and go knock on doors at advertising firms. But I got the feeling that I could never get in.” That same feeling—the disparity in representation of persons of color in the advertising, marketing, and media industries—prompted Larry Yarrell II and Lincoln Stephens to start up the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) in 2007.

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Future Classic brings fans and artists together for Vinyl Fair

Throughout 2018, musicians, producers, engineers, and show designers have been gathering at the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio to share ideas, host creative discussions, and create exclusive content. This month, Future Classic wanted to give fans a chance to check out the studio in person and connect with record makers and collectors. So they invited them to Future Classic’s first-ever Vinyl Fair.

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Art + amps + chocolate houses: Creative energy comes to Outside Lands

Last year’s creative mash-ups at Outside Lands were so much fun, we couldn’t resist an encore. So we paired up a new posse of muralists, musicians, designers, and chocolatiers to find out what would happen if they combined their creative energy to produce some unique works of art together at the festival. Here are highlights from last week’s festival.

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Outside Lands and Dropbox bring new collaborations to life

Remote collaboration is kind of like a long-distance relationship. The farther you are from your partner, the harder it is to communicate. But when you find enough common ground, sparks can fly despite the distance. That’s why we’re fascinated when artists from different backgrounds come together to create something new. Inspired by the success of last year’s experimental mash-ups, we’re returning to Outside Lands to pair up people from different corners of the creative world and see what they can make together. Here’s what to watch for this weekend.

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