For anyone who cant be bothered to read it, its basically about a group of people against design for consumer purposes. They believe that designers work could be used for so much more inspirational and influence things, rather than commerce and advertising.
It seemed to cause a bit of a stir in my class, everyone seemed to be very for it and found it a quite powerful statement. But myself, I was totally the opposite.
I felt that while yes, a lot of design thats used to make powerful statements is very inspiring, there are a lot of great works in the advertising world too. And from a more realistic look at the world, thats where the money is. In 20 years time I dont see myself putting a roof over my head by the artistic/inspirational pieces I create. I see my self perhaps designing a magazine cover or creating an advertising poster or billboard.
If I see an advert or poster thats really well designed, I see the skill it took to create that. But I find that a lot of the people we have to speak at our college would see it as dull and without artistic meaning. Im not saying that I dont find inspiration in artistic pieces, I just feel that creativity doesnt necessarily have to have artistic meaning to be a visually pleasing piece.
Am I wrong or closed minded because of this point of view? Sometimes I feel a little alienated when we have a speaker or student talking about vast political/artistic/powerful reasons behind their work and I just create something that I feel is visually pleasing. Makes me wonder if Im in the right place sometimes.
Whats everyone elses opinions, can commercial pieces be art? Can something created without artistic meaning be successful?
Edited by CartooN, 01 November 2010 - 12:53 PM.