Manifesto No. 3

Continuing Manifestos, a collection of 10(ish) life lessons and rules written by local creatives and illustrated by local designers.

Up today, lessons learned by local writer Deborah Sussman, illustrated below by Anton Anger:

Read Sussman's manifesto below ...

1. Cliches are almost always excellent advice, once you figure out what they actually mean.

2. Art is not a luxury.

3. Everything in moderation, including moderation.

4. Black is the new black. Those who say otherwise are trying to sell you something.

5. Everybody has a story, but not everyone should be a writer.

6. If you're bored, pay attention.

7. Don't buy cheap shoes.

8. Anyone who maintains there's no such thing as the truth probably has something to hide.

9. Respect is essential to true love.

10. In the words of the Staple Singers: If you don't respect yourself, ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot.

-- Deborah Sussman

About the creative: 
Deborah Sussman is a public relations specialist at ASU Art Museum, a former writer for Phoenix Jewish News, and a contributor to Phoenix New Times. She also leads the Downtown Phoenix Book Group at MADE.

About the designer: 
Anton Anger is an illustrator, a hand-drawn type fiend, and a senior in the industrial design program at ASU. You may have seen a few of his custom Tempe neighborhood T-shirts around campus. Check out more of his work here

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