The Art Of Design
Maribeth Graybill’s “The Artist’s Touch, The Craftsman’s Hand” happens to be a book that explores historic Japanese prints, but it was the title that grabbed me. It serves as a concise description of what a graphic designer does and what the profession requires. Whether it’s the design of a magazine, a logo, a brochure, or an annual report, the graphic designer brings a broad skill set, along with balance, perspective, and that all-important artist’s touch, to the task.
So where does the artist end and the graphic designer begin? And how do those two disciplines intersect to support and draw from one another? In her article, “How Artists Can Use Graphic Design,” Brea Weinreb, Associate Marketing Manager at 99designs, explores the differences and the similarities between art and graphic design, and the benefits of walking the fine line between both. It turns out artists and graphic designers really do need one another. It’s a wide-ranging, informative article, and you can read it here.