Monday, August 25, 2008

I came across this quote on ffffound, and although (due to it being on ffffound) everyone has probably seen it, it struck such a chord with me, that I just had to re-post it. And along with this one, I found another great quote, via WikiQuote.

"Is graffiti art or vandalism? That word has a lot of negative connotations and it alienates people, so no, I don't like to use the word 'art' at all" Banksy

5 comments:

Lauren K said...

Love Banksy and love ephemeral art. Thanks for sharing, I actually missed this on ffffound.

erin@designcrisis said...

Makes me want to kick things up a notch. Thanks

Vered said...

That's an interesting quote. It's sad, really. I guess if you're bright and talented, it makes sense to find a job that pays well. Becoming an artist requires a HUGE leap of faith.

It makes me wish our society gave artists more respect. If artists were paid better (or paid at all), if the image of a starving artist wasn't so prevalent, maybe more bright and talented people would be willing to become artists rather than use their talent to produce advertisements.

Mzansi Madame (lady from the South) said...

Great, gives an awesome confidence boost

kbd said...

I really enjoy a lot of advertising... its a great avenue for every day kind of art/ inspiration/ way to make people think (forget selling stuff!). I'm not sure that's something to hate... although I do dig Banksy ;)