Posted 25.06.2015 @ 2.12PM
We are professional artists and graphic designers. We use essentially the same toolkit for both practices.
I see design as applied art. ie. making something (that can also be artistic) in response to a brief or a set of challenges. The success of the design can be judged against this criteria and the context it is used in. That is what ultimately separates the two - that the response of others (other people / markets / economies) is critical in determining whether a design is successful. The design can be amazing but if it fails in relation to it's brief or objective then it is judged as a failed design.
In an art context it is more varied, some people approach making a work like a designer - ie. they have intent to make a specific work - therefore once they have finished the work they can judge it against their intent. Other people are more sub conscious in their process to the extent that they claim not always to understand their own work. Some artists use art as a form of therapy and have zero interest in the work once it is completed.
Either way, once the work is finished the interpretations of others is not critical to the artists opinion of the success or failure of the work. Often the interpretations of others reveal more about their own perspective (than the artists).
There is a whole separate conversation about how artworks are judged valuable by the political economies of the art world... but that is a different kettle of fish.
Posted 18.06.2015 @ 5.46PM
@bjarni Weaving cuddles = 5k
You can debate the design... but $200,000 to roll out a new brand for a city is pretty good value...
Compare that to say a redundant ideological investigation into the 'health effects' of wind farms ($2,000,000) and it looks a far more responsible use of the public purse if you ask me.
Posted 02.04.2014 @ 4.37PM
@mosig Also very nice..!
Just noticed a broken link when clicking 'purchase artwork' on Exhibitions page for all exhibitions - though I'm guessing this is to the online store that isn't open yet.
It opens to a blank new page