Aesthetics

rammstein – the dangerous games with fascist aesthetics

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It is imagination that first taught man the moral meaning of color, of contour, of sound, and of scent. At the beginning of the world, it created analogy and metaphor. —Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) I HAVE DEDICATED the greater part of my professional life to questions of art, design, and aesthetics. They are a fundamental part […]

Children

leave your kids alone!

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Somewhere high above the clouds. We had just left Tel Aviv behind and below us when the stewardess approached us in the back of the plane. To be precise, she didn’t come to me, but to the little girl (about 5 years old) sitting next to me with her father on her left side. With […]

Art

a life of fight

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The life of a designer is a life of fight, to fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against a disease. For us, visual disease is what we have all around, and what we try to do is to cure it somehow with design. —Massimo Vignelli (1931–2014) We moved to Israel almost 13 […]

Creativity

a different perception

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… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want? —Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) SOMETIMES, I AM not sure, upon telling other people that […]

Art

metaphorize!

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Ah, but a man’s speech should exceed his grammar, or what’s a metaphor?  AS AN ARTIST and educator of over 18 years, I have noticed a growing tendency of people more and more losing the ability to abstract creative thinking and feeling. Naturally, people, as well as our youngsters, are not any more stupid (intelligence […]