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11 November, 2008

Well proved

Mike Essl asks the intriguing question 'is graphic design art?'.

Unfortunately, he does so in a way which reinforces my answer: "no".
And, nominally, I am a graphic designer.

That link just goes to an over-designed page (of black & white text, in multiple fonts, on a bright red background) which simply asks the question. There's no explanation or expression of Essl's own view, nor an opportunity to add either oneself. No substance whatsoever.

Okay, "no" is too simplistic: my actual view is that graphic design is not inherently art but craft, but that art can arise from graphic design.

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