Pablo Picasso

Picasso was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. Picasso creativity manifested itself in numerous mediums, including oil paintings, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes throughout his life, making him the best-known figure in twentieth century art.

(taken from http://www.pablopicasso.org/)

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David Carson

Only recently coming across his work I was immediately impressed with the aesthetic qualities of it. On the very first glance it engages you in to want to know more about it. In advertising or brand identity or even poster work this is essential i feel. David Carson couldnt do it better if he tried, not to mention his almost typographic collage style of layout which apparently ‘breaks all the rules of graphic design’. Maybe it does, maybe it doesnt but the thoughts his work provokes are often the most creative.

Is being savvy and creative wrong or should one stick to the rules…