Anyone can add blue to a image of the sky, and anyone can draw a pair of shoes with a slogan underneath it, these are the kind of things that we have been trained to be able to do. We can all make posters and billboards that spew information about products and upcoming events, and we can all create a logo that has a meaning to the company and we can all make that company millions of dollars creating an e-banner, and we can all make clever titles for blogs because this is what we have been trained to do.
But my question to you is what is the point of all of this? I don't mean to seem nihilistic or anything of the sort, but I truly think this is an important question that we as young and budding designers should think about if not have an answer for soon,or we are going to go down a long and boring path.
If you couldn't figure out the title above it reads “THE MESSAGE is in the designs” with “THE MESSAGE” literally being within the design. This might seem like a joke and you are probably thinking to yourself, “of course there is a message in design.” But what I meant was: What is your point for making the design? I know we need to keep ourselves afloat and get steady money from somewhere, and I get this, I am as upset as you are about this, but there are options out there that don't make you abandon your humanity by making mindless advertisements with the sole purpose to sell to someone something that they probably don't even need.
I guess that all of the blogs I post will be more about concepts than just designing logos and fliers. In a sense I suppose that it will be more about art using design as a tool in both the sense of actual physical design and as a play of what and where we typically see design used as an art space.
The piece above is something that I am sure that most of you have seen before in various ways already. I chose it because it seems like a simple introduction to my point of mind. The message is clearly about violence and coexisting and possibly how we can not have one without the other. A truly simple message based with in the realm of design, and most importantly I don't see one corporate logo anywhere and I don't think I am being sold anything by the design. A clever design for the sake of art and proving a point that exists on a plain bigger than 8.5X11inch.