A fellow revolutionary (and co-writer of a mixed-media, interactive story you will hear more about later) has spent her life creating art and design both professionally and for fun. In this post, Reema digs into the question: What really is the difference between art and design?

It recently dawned on me (Sanity) that I was loosing sight of what the difference between Art and Design is. As an interior and graphics designer, as well as being an artist, the lines blurred until one day an artist friend of mine saw my personal art and mentioned it was very controlled, more like graphics than art. He posed this question ‘what is the difference between Art and Design?’ to which I failed to have a good response. He said ‘Art poses a question, where as Design answers one.’

This got me to thinking about my own work and wondering how I’d lost sight of that, because I’d surely known it when I was younger and only spent my days making art (oh yeah and that school thing). So I found this article and was amazed at how it reinforced what my friend had told me and wanted to share it with you.

Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different.

Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers.

So what exactly is the difference between art and design? In this post, we”™ll examine and compare some of the core principles of each craft.

Read more at:

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/the-difference-between-art-and-design/

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