Warm & Fuzzy

We like design.  We like art.  Same same, but different?  It would appear so.  Ask anyone how exactly they would describe the fuzziness between art and design and they would often find themselves on struggle street.  These days, the crossing of disciplinary boundaries are becoming the new norm.  Artists and designers are emerging into these fascinating multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary hybrid machines.  Both artists and designers create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their purpose for doing is where the differences lie.

Art is something us folks go to experience, focusing on the relationship between the content and viewer, often choosing form over function.  Design on the other hand is something we use in our everyday, working functionally to convey a message and solve a problem.  Some of us still desire the old line in the sand and that’s perfectly fine.  But we sort of think heck, we’re all creatives right?  Both art and design will be forever intertwined. That’s a given.  We work with a lot of artists who want graphic design and vise versa.  We tend to think that when this line is simply eradicated from the equation,  the two worlds will unite, dancing (or even pirouetting) over those boundaries.  Somehow then, these hybrids end up creating the most beautiful and telling moments of all.

by Radi Safi

Radi Safi is the Creative Director at IYBI. In 2012 he launched Happy, a music blog and media company.
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