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Home » Archives » March 2005 » F'ing sick of this shit...I've been done wrong, and now I gotta fix it. Damnit. [Previous entry: "The Nature of Creation/Order of Creativity..."] [Next entry: "I don't know. Shit."] 03/14/2005: "F'ing sick of this shit...I've been done wrong, and now I gotta fix it. Damnit." listening to: NPR - But not really...
feeling: Mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore! Dick.

Okay, here's the thing. I am really mad. I was taught wrong by a bunch of fucking hillbilly shitheads and now I am mad. I've been out of school for 5 years, and I SUCK because I was taught by a bunch of retards that were scared of technology, who worshipped at the altar of "getting it produced," and couldn't argue themselves out of a paper bag.

A woman with a masters degree in both Graphic Design and Psychology should be able to argue circles around a 19 year old kid.

What is basically comes down to is that early in my career, scholastic or otherwise, I was taught by people who were mourning the death of their industry, their craft, their art. Son of a bitch. "Boo Hoo, there are too many designers." "Boo Hoo, a lot of them are hacks." "Boo Hoo, they all know how to use the computer better than me." "Boo Hoo, their work doesn't follow the rules." "Boo Hoo, they don't even care who Milton Glaser is."

You know what? I heard Milton Glaser on This American Life this weekend. He was talking about this new logo for the tourism board of th Bahamas...which breaks almost every rule of logo design. You know what he said about it? He said, 'Well, if you look at it as far as the rules are concerned, it breaks a lot of them. But, in design, sometimes it the work that defies the rules that is the most interesting."

This is Milton Glaser, people. He WROTE the damn rules. If anyone has the wherewithall to bust anyone's balls about doing something that MOST designers would consider marginally retarded, it's him. But did he? No. Would I have. Probably. Should I? No.

I need to change my mindset about this shit.