Quietude (Emigre #64:Rant)
I can kind of agree the Kenneth when he says the passions are running low, just within my class and the classes before me in comparison to the classes behind me. It seems like the love for the art from and the free spirit,rebellious wanting to be the next big thing attitude has begun to subside. Kenneth’s quote “Anyone hoping for waves is waiting for someone else to make them,” is deep and so true. Its often the case in the design world, designers think that just having great designs is enough to “make waves” presenting a lot of sumptuous yet trivia lworks . There’s selling the work getting your name out there, you have the look below the superficial layer of, yea that a great design, and got to, did thise person just get lucky, is there any passion or reasoning, does the design matte. As stated in the reading there needs to be heat for light and your work needs to strike matches not just eyes
The Discrimination of Ornament
I think that there’s a time and place for ornaments,and when used correctly they can be an affective part of the entire design, but the issue is that the have been so misused over the years that peoples taste for good ones has dulled and the appreciation factor has depleted. When the readings says that ornaments is a part of the dominate visual language it don’t quite agree with that. I think they just add to the ascetics. In most cases the work can or could be just a powerful without the extra. Ornaments should not be used lightly, they need to be correctly places and presented, because they can make a piece better or destroy it with grotesque extra nonsense.