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Happy New Year 2018: Renewal of Faith, Purpose and Resolve

Happy New Year everyone!  2017 was equally an incredible and trying year for me.  Not just for the high moments, but more so for the low; the challenges, confusion, struggle, loss, fear, doubt and a slew of other emotions and obstacles that seemingly never ended. Continue reading “Happy New Year 2018: Renewal of Faith, Purpose and Resolve”


Creative Inspiration: Behind the Brand With Designer/ Illustrator Ralph A. Gilmore

Up until a few nights ago, I never realized how hard it is to make a simple promo video on YouTube.  It also doesn’t help that I’m a perfectionist;  if I set my mind to do something, I try as hard as possible to accomplish the goal at hand.  As a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, writer, blogger and entrepreneur, my hope is that I can inspire as many people as possible through my artistic and creative abilities.

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Happy 4th of July everyone! Dress Up Your Chest With These Awesome T-shirts

Hey t-shirt lovers!  In honor of today’s Independence Day, I have graphic t-shirts on sale for $10 for men and $6 for women in my online shop.  In addition, I am also offering my customers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders… how cool is that???  check out the online store and see which t-shirt you might want to rock for the rest of the summer.  Please note that the sale will end next Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  You can visit my site at:

To all of my customers, your support has been greatly appreciated.  Have a happy 4th of July!  May you all have a safe and happy holiday!!



Marvel’s Final Trailer To ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Featuring Spider-Man!

So Marvel gave us the second trailer to ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and a first look at the newest variant of Spider-Man, the version that will connect to a solo Spider-Man film co-produced by Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige. With Civil War being the biggest Marvel movie to date, the brand new trailer looks absolutely fantastic!  Black Panther in action is amazing and long overdue, the Continue reading “Marvel’s Final Trailer To ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Featuring Spider-Man!”

Untapped Creativity: Don’t Take Your Best Ideas To The Grave With You!

Photo Credit:  Alan Thornton | Getty Images

Perhaps this photo is a tad morbid due to it’s visual nature, which is paired with my intention to assert the notion that our greatest ideas goes to our graves with us.  In past years, I’ve been guilty of being an “idea hoarder;” what I mean by that is from time to time, I’ve conjured up numerous creative ideas–in which I failed to act upon due to a combination of procrastination, work schedules, relationships, fear of criticism and quite often for some of us, life tends to knocks us off our feet–at least momentarily.  One day I just decided that I wasn’t going to keep my ideas on the shelf anymore and that I would do everything in power to share my creativity with the world.

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Oscars 2016: How Will We Reverse The ‘Systematic Failures’ In Film Diversity?

First and foremost, congratulations to all of last night’s Oscars winners!  I thought Chris Rock killed it!  He was sharp, unapologetic and brutally honest.  The theme of the show was tailor-made for him.  I think the biggest question of the Oscars was how Chris Rock and affiliated movie stars would handle the issue of diversity and the infamous #OscarsSoWhite controversy.  The second most preeminent question was whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio would win that ever-elusive first Oscar, in which he finally won best actor for his work in The Revenant, during last night’s 88th Academy Awards.

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Kevin’s Story: No More Bullying! | Fundraising Campaign

Kevins-Story-No-More-Bullying-Suicide-Jordan-Gilmore-Author-BooksI’m so proud to announce my collaboration with GoFundMe and to be able to share my daughter’s book that she wrote, ‘Kevin’s Story.’  It’s a short story that involves the lessons learned when it comes to bullying.  Some of you might not know this, but bullying is a serious issue that quite often leads to suicide.  It not only happens here in the United States, but also in different parts of the world.

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Black History Month: Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Photo Credit:  Jerry Bauer

Creator spotlight to acknowledge and celebrate black history makers

“Love has been many things throughout history: the simple comfort of the familiar, having a person to know and being known by that person in return; a connection born of shared experiences, an irrational joy in another’s presence; a particular calming influence that one member of the couple may exert on the other, or that they both provide to one another. A combination of all these and myriad other things can go into making one person wish to stay tied to another. Anyone who is not in the couple–that is, everyone else in the world–will not understand precisely how or why it works for two people.” – Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello:  An American Family

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Welcome to my new blog: The Perennial Aesthete

Hey good people! Your friendly neighborhood Ralph A. Gilmore is here. You might need to sit down and read up on all the awesome news I’d like to share with you in my very first post on my new blog, The Perennial Aesthete.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to finally have this baby up and running! Continue reading “Welcome to my new blog: The Perennial Aesthete”

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