5 Quotes to Improve Your Creativity From Virgil Abloh, Kanye West & More

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Improving your creativity can be a difficult task. Even the most prolific of us have hit creative brick walls — we’ve all been there. But fear not, we’re here to help you re-focus and maximize your creativity.

We trawled through interviews with Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, Demna Gvasalia, Rei Kawakubo and Tom Sachs to take advantage of their creative wisdom and gather tips on how you can improve your day-to-day workflow.

From working on multiple projects, focusing on the fundamentals, and even just taking time to browse the internet, these creative leaders have learned through trial and error the best way to increase productivity.

Browse our roundup of our favorite quotes below — get inspired and get to work.

Virgil Abloh on the importance of humor

“Irony is a tool for modern creativity”

Virgil Abloh is here to make you feel a lot less guilty for your low-key meme addiction. While delivering his Columbia GSAPP lecture earlier this year, Virgil mused on internet culture’s impact on creativity, urging us to not overlook the power of irony. “There’s a reason why we all probably look at 60 memes a day,” he said.

The designer explained: “Modern culture thrives off irony… humor is an entry point for humanity. It’s essential in modern ideas in the creative space.” Basically, don’t take yourself or your work too seriously and don’t always feel the need to log off.

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