Art and design are the same?


(neil whitehead) #1

Peter Blake in Design Week.


“I see art and design as the same,” says Sir Peter Blake. “You often get graphic designers who desire to be painters, and painters who attempt graphic design. The unusual circumstances of my training means I respect them both equally.”

Over his 60-year career, the 82-year-old graphic designer and artist has struck a unifying balance between the two mediums. He has made his mark through watercolour illustrations, paintings that helped to kick-start Pop art, record sleeve artworks for The Beatles, Oasis and Eric Clapton, and now, a multi-coloured piece of moving public art – a “dazzled” commuter ferry on the River Mersey in Liverpool.“I see art and design as the same,” says Sir Peter Blake. “You often get graphic designers who desire to be painters, and painters who attempt graphic design. The unusual circumstances of my training means I respect them both equally.”


http://www.designweek.co.uk/…/sir-peter-blake-we-should-c…/…


(Debra Lee) #2

I am glad you replied with that quote, suzy. I was just reading an article about Paul Rand. The link for the article is http://clicks.robertgenn.com/paul-rand.php In design, as in fine art, there is good work or poor work. But a piece of fine art depends upon design just as much as graphic work that is created for "commercial" applications.


(suzy davis) #3

"Everything is design. Everything!" (Paul Rand)