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Informed and Delighted

I attended AIGA’s private screening of “Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight” tonight and jotted down a few gems from the follow-up Q&A session with Mr. Glaser and Ms. Keys:

(On “artist’s block”) If you don’t tolerate when your toilet is blocked, why should you tolerate when you are blocked? Don’t romantically institutionalize a period of time of bad work. Keep working at it.

Your expectations of reality becomes your reality, so believe the impossible.

There are three ways to get a person to respond:
1) coercion.
2) you can appeal to their conscience.
3) you can empathize with them. This one is the most effective.

(On what computers have added to or taken away from graphic design) Make sure you remain the master and the computer remains a tool. Don’t limit yourself by what the computer can do.

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1 Comment to Informed and Delighted

  1. Lis's Gravatar Lis
    November 2, 2010 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Re: Artist’s Block
    Elizabeth Gilbert and Madeleine L’Engle both independently talk about being “faithful to the work,” which they explain as consistently showing up and ploughing through your creative process, regardless of how faithful or not you might think the work might be to you. Being a creative soul you have to -trust- in the end result that you have not yet fully imagined. This is a good reminder to keep coming back no matter what the project looks like now. It improves with continued attention, sadly not with procrastination. I like how your speakers put it as not tolerating that predicament.

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