“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

Neville Brody

This particular quote stood out to me the most when searching through all the possibilities for my ransom quote.

Neville Brody. source: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/02/23/neville-brody-resigns-dean-royal-college-art-school-communication-london-uk/

It was stated by Neville Brody, who is a very well-known English graphic designer and typographer. He has been a prominent designer since the early 1980s and is known for his work in magazines, album covers and for the typefaces he has designed and incorporated into his work. His work has solidified him as one of the most iconic graphic designers and typographers of all time.

a few examples of Neville Brody’s work. source: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/68046644343136967/

I think this quote by Neville Brody stood out to me the most as it represents part of the reason I’m so interested in learning about digital design.

I like the fact that digital design is always evolving and never permanent. You can constantly change your mind and fix different things, change colours, change fonts, move things around, add and then delete areas. You don’t have this freedom when creating a physical painting as eventually the paint dries and you cannot change it. This is what makes digital design so unique compared to other art forms. I think this quote also highlights the fact that graphic design is sometimes forgotten as a form of art, as it is completely different from classic painting or other physical forms of art.

This quote also applied to my actual construction of my ransom note. I was constantly changing the formation of letters and words and background colours and images. I couldn’t bring myself to glue it down. Once I actually got it onto my computer to start editing it, I made heaps and heaps of different copies, and that’s something I love about digital design.

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