Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Traditional Illustration vs. Digital Art

At one point in my life my goal was to become an Illustrator. I reveled in the creative bliss drawing, painting, illustrating had provided me. Illustration seems to take on, or rather engulf,a piece of its artist and you can see the emotion --the soul in a finished piece. In this day and age of advanced technology, so much can be done via computer graphics - that at times it can be difficult to decipher between hand drawn art or digitally created art. At times it's difficult to choose between the two. In my opinion, each holds its own depending on what is trying to be accomplished or conveyed. At one point I veered more towards the traditional art - getting your hands dirty and being able to mix colors with your fingers. But, as I think about it..I am open to both, mainly because each produces a piece quite unique and worthy of conversation.

Can you tell whether the photo below is traditionally illustrated or digitally produced?

Friday, July 23, 2010

What every business needs. And how.

“What every business needs. And how.” explains for your client, whether in-house or external, the role designers and designing can play in problem-solving.

This booklet is an extension of the previously published “Why design?” brochure, which sought to develop a common vocabulary on the role of the designer. The value of this brochure is in giving it to clients so that they understand the full potential of the designer’s contribution. To the extent this message and this vocabulary are repeated by all members, we may continue to increase the level of respect and understanding for design.

Anyone may download the booklet and use it in its current or modified form to integrate into proposals, with proper credit given to AIGA.

Download What every business needs" as a PDF.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
Pablo Picasso