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It's Graphic Design, Fuck Art by D-O-M-I-N-I-C It's Graphic Design, Fuck Art by D-O-M-I-N-I-C
It's Graphic Design, Fuck Art.

This is a short essay/manifesto about the relationship between graphic design and art, and the graphic designer as "author".
(It's still a wok in progress - any comments would be appreciated)

It will be an A1 or A2 poster.
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HYPERTiZ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Freaking Deep mate;

qtea831 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student General Artist
I love graphic design and art, and i feel graphic design IS an art to some extent.
sufian777 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Work...........Please check my work..........
WontonSooped Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would consider Graphic design as a form of art. But I do agree some consider overlook it. And graphic designer do deserve more respect than whats given. But I will also check out your work. :D
T-a-i-O Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Okay I think your idea is good...... But I think the way you put it across was very poor, it simply comes across as you aiming for shock value, heaping out negativity and a very big fuck you and everyone else mentality, as well as pointing out one generalisation but no real solid facts. Completely ignoring the roots and history of graphic design and  art, they are linked together and for good reason. I have come across people who free lance in graphic arts/design and rip on your more traditional arts and artist like there is no tomorrow, I don't agree with it and I think its a poor way to act.
Another thing is if I was looking at hiring you (hypothetically) or anyone else for that matter, you have just put across a really bad attitude and would have just potentially lost yourself the job. Like it or not these things do come into consideration in this field and you will lose work over it, there are many professionals out there that discourage a bad and negative attitude, and I myself am very inclined to listen to their advice.
I think maybe if you did not give out so much aggression with this it would of been a lot better, but over all if I ignore what you have said specifically and just take the idea behind it I do like it, even if i don't agree with it.  I like the visual approach, It catches the eye and makes "me want to stop and read it, but again the negativity and "fuck you" I got from it made it hard for me to keep reading it.I think I've fainted. 
Blakenson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Before I read it I thought you were trying to brin The Incoherents philosophy back.
You are a graphic design ARTIST and say fuck art!??? Oh what passion you have
Rouge-Graphics Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
This is a clean cut message. I adore your ideology in graphic design and wish to see more future concepts of your content. :)
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dontarguewithme Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The difference between art and graphic design is that art actually takes skill, imagination and not just years, but decades of hard work and dedication in order to learn how to explore, portray and inspire the endless variety of life and emotion. I can casually teach every single facet of graphic design to anybody in less than a year. Trust me, graphic design is a joke compared to real art. Graphic design is on the same intellectual level as a sleazy used car salesman trying to close a deal. Graphic design is all about how to manipulate the minds of malleable people who can to be told what to do with their money. Don’t get me wrong, I like graphic design but I like it in the same way that I like fast food and trashy reality tv shows, It’s not something I really respect deep down.

Even if you did nothing but eat sleep and paint for the rest of your life you would never even come close to painting something half as brilliant as the Mona Lisa. You probably just got bored one afternoon so you spinned a famous artwork upside down and placed it behind this ignorant rant which probably made you feel somewhat clever. Graphic design is for people who think they’re creative but are incapable of creating something truly meaningful so they have to resort to using their “creative skills” to boost the sales of things like soda and cosmetics (cars if they’re lucky). The success of graphic design is actually not “humble” and “immeasurable”, it is measured by how much it improves sales for the product (like it really matters which laundry detergent you use or which brand of beer you guzzle down). And in no way is graphic design humble when you overcharge saps on something as easy as a logo, website or corporate identity.

PS. I looked at your two page gallery and it still needs a lot of work, even by graphic design standards you're still a blatant amateur. You’re not even a professional level graphic designer yet so don’t even think for a second that your opinion on art or design is worth anything you tryhard, pretentious clown.

Examples of real art…
DropThePress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha this is great i read it
Yoodj Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helvetica really makes any text look freakin' great !
designernathan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Mona Lisa flipped over, first thing I saw
Grimmjow747 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How exactly was this done? did you make the black with text cut-outs and put it over the upside-down Mona Lisa? Then slip the blue between the two layers? Or somethign else?
eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! Your writing is beautiful, and you portrayed it in such an amazing way. To say that this is not art would truly be a lie, and this entire thing brilliant!
MarKCross92 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Incredible work!
MrChinitoh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
cool ' Monalisa :D
OwlsOnFoot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg. Seriously. We should be best friends. I absolutely love this. I love the use of such a famous work of art, literally "turned on its head". The contrast between the choice of blue and the image offers a subtle contrast that doesn't exactly scream out "Fuck Art" but it almost is like an under-the-breath sort of thing. I took the time to read the essay, and it is cleverly worded and ultimately, very passionate. I absolutely love it. Great job! :+fav:
katsumi12595 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love this
KhepraDesign Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing and straight to the point...LOVE IT!!!
jabik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Luca-Mendieta Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
arunabro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Armageddon8o6 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wow this is amazing!
XxEmptyBlissxX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Honestly, I love drawing but this made my day XD
Cashpawz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful point! How dare someone say someones creation isn't art, I've had people look down on me for becoming a graphic designer because they don't see how it could be a good career. Everyone says I need art school and that is real art, I say fuck that. Making something like a vector art portrait, or a beautiful photo manipulation piece takes time and effort, just because we use pixels and not pencils doesn't make us any less then an artist. Thanks for making this! :clap:
dinosimplicissimus Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
vote for DD ;)
Bousset-Wilde Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome and true :iconclapplz: we are between art and sell, and no one of them take us seriously =_=
indie-running-veins Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student General Artist
TRUE STORY!! i laughed so much i wanted to cry :)
50mmFairy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
mmcventures Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Super Dope!!!
G9studios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
he is another da Vince
springfever101 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fuckn great
Callsign-Shutter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well i agree with the graphic design is an art. not so much the "fuck art" part.
Callsign-Shutter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really well down by the way!
lamystika Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love the essay and LOVE the typography! Graphic design is awesome! ^_^
pEtrIfyEd-shEEp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist

I'm merely just giving you my opinion of this, and I hope you take my comments in a constructive way. This is clearly a very well done piece, you have some very strong points, many of which are true, and some overly assumptions. But here are mine:

I agree with what you're saying here, but I found it quite upsetting how you're stabbing at artists in general, though the points you make are directed at the few artists (that I'm sure are out there) that hate on graphic design, you still say "fuck art".

And trust me, I do hate those people too. But who are you to do deliver the same execution but to art?

You say that graphic design cannot be separate from art, yet you are continuously cutting art apart from graphic design. By doing so your "attempt is flawed" as you had said it would be if one tries to separate the two. I say in that way my friend, you contradict yourself there.

I've actually helped out at an art gallery of which, the lady there was very shall I say "artsy", an older lady who in the end I quite despised. I helped her by designing flyers, posters, and other things as the lady had no graphic design skills what so ever, as well as other art-like stuff in the gallery. She truly didn't understand the theory behind graphic design, and why it was even necessary, this I believe is the kind of person you are trying make a point about.

But this, this is not the way all artists are.
Art is not limited to walls and canvases.
Nor are they built by name alone with cheese and wine.
Nor is this what it means to be an artist.

I pity the ones who limit themselves to canvases and galleries alone, and those who disrespect the truly great art-form that graphic design is. These people don't understand a simple factor in both realities: graphic design holds incredible artistic values, as equally as art holds great values in design. To any people who deny this, separate, or put one above the other, I say fuck them. Not art, or design. :/
AtomicArtistOW Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
DiogoCostaDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Very nice
b0rne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing.


alexzemke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Nicely said!
EmptyMags2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
What program did you use to make this?
babyataee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so niCe..
mysmily29 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how you mix literature with design
garylarson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i expect this poster to be sold well! awesome work!
zurdodrumman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
jajajaja Fuck art!!! nice.

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ZOMBIEHORDE622 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Very nice work :)
amusedtodeath85 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
i<3 <3<3 this
GnomusThaGnome Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
very well said :D
cowspots Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This has to be one of my favs! I love it! It made me smile....
GabeRamos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, I have to be honest, I used to think like that, but this among other things made me think different. What an eye opener! Awesome man.
jon1d Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I would treat like brother sister thing though ... hmm that came out wrong
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