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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Banksy on Art and Advertising

Banksy on Art and Advertising

Via the wonderful Kevin Lo.


Anonymous Patrick Sesko said...

That's because so many of us bright, creative and ambitious young people want to make a decent living doing something we love while still being able to raise families in this over-priced world.

8/28/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger doomfordarlings said...

Hmm. I was just beginning to believe that it was possible to fall out of love with Bansky.

That said, I agree with the previous comment. My art friends can barely afford to make anything because they're working three part-time jobs. I would also like to point out that some advertisements have been deeply moving or artistically wonderful and could in fact be called art. I don't believe you have to be an artist only (by title) to be an artist.

8/28/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they go towards advertisement because it's the easy dollar without much hustling in the shortest time frame. Granted advertisement isn't really easy, but you got people who put years of hard work and struggles to make it big. For example: Totem2 graf writer in Atlanta, who's been painting for 15 years. He's made graf work for him and making 6 figures out of it. Same with the Seventh Letter Crew and of course Banksy

9/02/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with the comment. Is Banksy suggesting that as a result of talent going to advertising that ads have more to say? It's quite a statement to say that "never...has so much been used to say so little"... Never? in the history of humans? How does he know? To me this kind of silly statement is self-obsessed.

9/03/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great quote. i gotta read that book. i have it just lazy- sock

8/04/2009 09:31:00 AM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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