Category: graphic design

  • Cultural Copyright and Ethics

    Cultural appropriation is the adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate for disadvantaged minority cultures. There is a problem when artists appropriate cultural icons of indigenous people. I do not have a problem […]

  • Designers as Authors

    If we speak on a business vantage point, the designer should perform and create wealth. But as an artist/author you should share to the world, or just to yourself a vision of beauty or ugly. I agree with messengers. People that can use a talent to express something. The meaning of words and images. Communicate […]

  • The Vocabulary of Visual Communication

    Symbols and icons are similar but represent a different form of message. People use symbols to identify concepts, ideas, and religions. It can have cultural values. A peace sign or symbol on a wall delivers a clear concept that has only ideological value and no real image in everyday life. Numbers and letters are icons of science and language. They represent a certain form of knowledge without sharing a […]

  • The difference between Art and Design

    Art and design are everywhere, it surrounds us. Some photographers take credit for the wonderful design of the nature of things. Add some color here and there in photoshop or paint strokes on a print and you have a masterpiece. Or not. Art is a chaotic energy and design is a code to contemplate it. […]