Conversation on Design and Arts.Audiogyan a Philanthropic project to document & archive thoughts and ideas of Indian designers, artists, musicians, writers, thinkers and luminaries of the creative world. Audiogyan doesn’t celebrate the guests’ accomplishments or take a trip down memory lane; rather … read more
50: Messages from with Anthony Burrill.
We are recording this backstage of Kyoorius Designyatra 2019 Today I have Anthony Burrill with us on Audiogyan. He is a Graphic artist, print-maker and designer known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. Anthony is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People” poster, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond. He has a beautiful website which showcases his work, bio and process of him creating really iconic posters and more. He now lives and works in Kent. There are plenty of his interviews, videos and talks about his process of creating artwork and his experimentation online. What I would try and do today is ask few questions about the thought behind his messages and not the medium. Although medium is the message, but let's find out. Thank you Anthony for giving your time and it’s a real honour to have you on Audiogyan. Topic Messages from with Anthony Burrill. Questions
Can you start by telling us, who is a print-maker? What does he or she do? A brief history / background about it?
You have produced some iconic lines through your work. How do you arrive on these lines? If you can illustrate with any one example? “I like it. What is it?” Or may be "Tomorrow” - Just one word poster? What does it mean?
Why do you think your work is appreciated so much? Is it the medium, means or the message? How do you see all these aspects?
Your work, at least what I have seen online happens to be at the cusp of “art for art's sake” and “didactic artwork” - How would you respond to that? What is it's nature?
I understand analog creations has warmth in it. But do you ever feel that it restricts creativity or pushing the boundaries since a lot has been experimented before digital came in. Or is it a conscious effort to create space in this noisy world, for you work?
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