Learn the Basics of Design This Weekend
@iamgrady: I think that the point of the article isn't to teach creativity, but rather to empower those that want to create something. Art should be about expressing yourself and not about some guidelines, but the expressing part can only be done if you know a few basic things. @iamgrady: You can't teach creativity, but you can teach rules. Of course, the next thing you learn about rules is that they are made to be broken, but you can't do that effectively until you know what makes the rules work in the first place. As for the "basics of design" being hogwash, seriously? Sit down with a book on the principles of design — I don't mean font choice, I mean things like axis, hierarchy, rhythm, how things relate spatially and experientially, etc. No, nobody sits down and goes "let me apply what I learned this weekend regarding design" and produces masterpiece work. @iamgrady: Sometimes even inherently creative people need to be taught ways to give their ideas form. @iamgrady: Well...
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