Paul Arden – a legend’s end

7 Apr

Paul Arden was one of the most exceptional creative directors with a unique and rebelious attitude, an individualism and passion for perfection that resulted in some of the best advertising in the 80/90s.

A friend told me today that Paul Arden had passed away – and it was something that has made a dint in my day. His book “Its not how good you are, its how good you want to be” is an inspirational piece of genius. Such an eye opener that needs to be read by all creatives and anyone really, with an active mind.

– For those who haven;t read it: http://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-How-Good-Want/dp/0714843377

Paul Aren was inspirational, a mentor and a legendary creative director that cut his own path and left a trail for many people to learn from.

Its interesting and moving when people like Paul Arden pass away. Not quite sure how to pinpoint it, or what it targets – but it’s certainly something memorable that stirs up a little dust for me.

Still today – I often look through Paul Arden’s book and don’t put it down. Such insight leaves impressions that are never forgotten and always enjoyed. It is also interesting to think what now?

Will there be another Arden? Or will there be something uncovered – an untold story that maybe Arden was sitting on all along? I will look forward to whatever could try to come close to such an author/creative.

Its people like Paul Arden that make you want to turn pages, and that is truly unforgettable.

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One Response to “Paul Arden – a legend’s end”

  1. Suffian Rahman April 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    “Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you.”

    That’s possibly the best advice anyone has ever given to me. RIP Paul Arden.

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