29 January 2009
Found this photo on Manifest Hope. Great idea. The Denver Show will be hard to beat. Really great work.
This morning on the Today show there was a segment on how advertisers are riding the Obama "hope/change" Platform. This is to say that his campaign made this idea popular... i would have to differ. Obama has become the conduit for changing America. Primary because of his new position. This is a "brand position" in design. And the fundamental difference between design and advertising is "design" solves a problem and "advertising" greats a problem. The "you need hope/change" is not something you can by all thought many will let you think you can.
I love how artists have infused design to communicate this moment in history. What makes me smile is the reaction of so many when experiencing the art.
I realized something. Art is meaningful when you connect with it. Art isn't great because others say it is. Art is great because you identify with it. Better put...
ART CAN BE MEANINGFUL,
WHEN IT IS MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU.