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Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ~Jean-Luc Godard

 My favorite moments in design school (and sometimes in professional practice) were the beginnings of projects…

At the beginnings of projects you are only limited by your imagination.  We (the students) would be given a project statement that would describe the problem and parameters of this problem.  This project statement was often proceeded by a quote that was significant in some way.  It was up to us to interpret its meaning and develop an exciting concept that would shape a project to (hopefully) solve the design problem.  Because design is very much a visual field, nearly all of my classmates would gather images, materials, objects, etc. that would support their concepts.

This months Vogue magazine (the special anniversary issue) is full of beautiful, bizarre, abstract, contemplative, and downright weird images that are artistically composed and ambiguous in nature, leading one to multiple interpretations.  I would like to think that if I were starting a project that called for such beautiful weirdness, I might use some of these images as beginning inspiration…