荷蘭知名廣告人Erik Kessels認為從不斷犯錯的過程中，可以獲取更豐富的創作力量。Erik Kessels的全新作品，不只是一本攝影作品，也是一本指導創作者如何克服失敗所帶來的恐懼的勵志指南。這本攝影集展示所有最優秀及滑稽的創作作品，範圍相當廣泛，包括藝術、平面設計、攝影、建築及商品設計等，希望透過這些特殊的作品激發設計人的想像力，擁抱失誤所帶來的力量。Erik Kessels認為一般人都被「達到完美」的理念而受限，唯有經歷錯誤才能真正幫助我們重新思考及跳出想像的框架。書中150組創意作品皆來自Kessels的個人藝術及攝影收藏，每件作品都標記上Kessels的個人小建議與如何發現這些創作品的有趣小故事。
A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes. Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process.
Failed it! celebrates the power of mistakes and shows how they can enrich the creative process. This is part photobook and part guide to loosening up and making mistakes to take the fear out of failure and encourage experimentation.
It showcases the best and most hilarious examples of imperfection and failure across a broad range of creative forms, including art, design, photography, architecture and product design, to inspire and encourage creatives to embrace and celebrate their mistakes.
We live in an era when everyone is striving for perfection and we have become afraid of failure, which limits our potential. Mistakes help us find new ways of thinking and innovative solutions, and failures can change our perceptions and open up new ways of looking things. This book transforms mistakes from something to be embarrassed about into a cause for celebration.
It includes over 150 visual examples drawn from Kessels personal collection of artworks and found photographs, along with tips, quotes, anecdotes and wisdom for celebrating with failure. To quote Kessels: 'the ubiquity of Apple + Z, means that we can literally undo any mistake before it has had time to breathe, be considered and — perhaps — evolve into something else: a fascinating, strange, provocative or even original piece of work. This book asks readers to embrace their fuck-ups, learn from them and celebrate their tawdry glory'.