Today we are launching Mix to the world. To understand what Mix is, we need to begin with what it’s not: Mix is not the world we are familiar with.
It’s not the world where you don’t feel creative because you think you can’t draw; where you are told to not look at your neighbors’ work; where you don’t work with others because there is no credit in that.
Mix is creating together. Learning together. Thinking together. Sketching together. Designing together. Playing together. Recognizing that everything is a remix. That we master the few, and are a perpetual student for everything else.
We are incredibly fortunate that we could work on Mix the last 2 years. We now get to find out, see, and discover how beautiful the human mind is. And we get to do it together.
MIX. CREATE TOGETHER.
The English inventor Sir Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.*” This notion, that collaboration is the heart that drives creative thinking is what inspired us to create Mix, an open platform for creativity, built right into Paper.
Get inspired—Getting started is often the hardest part of doing anything creative. With Mix, you’ll find a well of inspiration from creators around the world, both in Paper and on mix.fiftythree.com. Whether you’re skilled at drawing, or just comfortable coloring and doodling, you’ll be inspired to create and learn on Mix.
No more blank pages—Professionals don’t start from scratch, and neither should you. On Mix you’ll find templates, outlines, and ideas ready to be remixed and transformed into something new. Say goodbye to the blank page.
Get and share feedback—Mix is a big, visual conversation, and some of the best conversations happen when people are invited to tell their own stories. Mix is about leaving open spaces for people to fill in, and letting ideas evolve in unexpected ways.
We could not be more excited to welcome you to a whole new world of creative possibility.
Join the Mix.
*Newton’s famous quote was itself a remix of an idea attributed to Bernard of Chartres in the 12th c.