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dumbing it down

it’s always much finer if someone else makes the point for you, i came across a blog piece from designer ‘andrew’ in tokyo regarding the moronic discussion i got into this week about one of my ballet posters (see my post form the 16th of april) the comments on the original site are still pouring in, i quote andrew’s own blog post here:

…I couldn’t fault the cover, but if someone else doesn’t like it, fine. However, the determined appearance of those who think that there is only one correct way to represent things seems almost worrying. Many people commenting would shiver at Picasso ("wow, that’s not where an nose should go! Didn’t he have time to finish the job?") and while I’m not comparing the illustrator of the ballet cover with Picasso, it does seem to me that too much of comment ? on the web generally, in fact ? is meaningless and creating some kind of new grouping of you might call the dictatorially normal…

well quite thank you andrew, i suppose my only regret is getting into a discussion with someone who starts with the following juvenile reaction:

…I will give $1 billion cold hard cash to anyone who has the original image…

the good news is: i will gladly send you the original image if you just let me know your email address ok? the bad news, of course, is that he/she didn’t really mean it, it was just an easy thing to proclaim on a blog forum…

many thanks to the numerous people who mailed me this week with reactions, i really don’t mind getting critcism or feedback ever, i just find it tough to have a coherent dialogue with angry teenagers with fixed ideas and a limited vocabulary, enough already…

m / 18-04-2010 15:53

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