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^the guy can say he doesn't like JDavis work, I have no problem with that. what upset me is his arguments (tattoos and wacom....)
It's like if he said coldplay plays shitty music arguing the way they are dressed doesn't no appeal to him. there would be no point and I would find the whole article shitty.
You can hate as long as you have valid argument.
the comments section is where all the action is.
". but let me ask you... if what I do is so easy... why am I one of only a few doing it ? If what I'm doing has brought me a great portfolio of clients... speaking at conferences around the world, each month, since 1999... write ups in magazines... and if it is truly so easy... and I'm not really a good designer... then how have I fooled everybody for so long ? What am I going to do ?... because just last month I got an e-mail from WACOM... seems I've fooled them too. I just finished a cover for Computer Arts Magazine... the cover.... what fools... seems like I've fooled them to.
please e-mail me the answers Holli... please. If I'm such a horrible designer and a complete egotistical asshole... how have I been able to CON people for so long... and the next thing I want answered is... if it's so easy and has brought me success... then why isn't everybody doing it ? seems like an easy road to fame and fortune."
- especially the ones near the bottom.airey
- and i heard you like the bottom, emu.airey
- awesome response.sublocked
- +1 Well said Mr Davis.Horp
- haha, the response is dripping with the reason people dont like him.... EGOtoe_knee
- CR has ego to the max too...babaganush
thanks for the comments... took me a bit to read.
well said chossy... I do find joy in the things I make.
Etype ? is that comment directed towards me ? who makes my new stuff ? I just glanced over my shoulder and there's only 1 person sitting in my studio... and I'm wearing his underwear.
At Flash Forward 2001 in NY he admitted to putting red food coloring in his eyes just to see what it would do. Said it hurt like hell but did indeed tint his vision red for a while.
All-in-all his shit is dope, his skillz are tight and he was/is a god to a lot of flash/designers and programmer. For me anyway being a student back in 1998 he was the guy I we all looked up to. It is good to see him leave the digital realm for a more craft interpretation of his flash background.
Don't hate on a guy in the same industry as you...ever. Especially hating on an innovator of the industry. This guy is the reason a lot of people are where they are today.
I remember when Josh used to post here.
- < thislvl_13
- I agree, I took his classes and had lot of conversations with him about art and clients. He's a stand-up guy and follows no one creating art for those respect his style.jbranda
- <<<this this this I always found him to be a gent and a scholar, and enjoyed his posts and banter on here. Fools be trippinmikotondria3
Actually he did make an argument based on Davis' art. I'm not defending the guys' opinion, I just think it's weird that one guy stating his opinion starts such a big controversy.
i really like the jvst.us site work he did.
I like josh.
He has been helpful to many people on qbn/Newstoday for years.
That means more to me then some reporter who has got nothing better to write about then bashing someone for being successful.
That being said, i didnt read the article.
Joshua Davis is a nice&funny fellow....
I don't have a strong enough opinion either way about JD's work (or CR Magazine for that matter) to register a vote for or against the commentary.
What is unclear to me, and pardon me if this has been addressed before, is what relevance JD's work has at a conference on typography. This is not a negative critique of his work, merely an observation that his work seems to be much more firmly ensconced in the realm of semi- to fully-abstract illustration rather than the artful setting of type.
- Is that to say that semi- to fully-abstract illustration is not artful?dMullins
- Simply because a computer was involved in ray tracing and whatnot?dMullins
- why does a dog lick his balls?Rand
- I'm saying no such thing, dMullins. Merely making the point that he doesn't seem to really be a typographer.gramme
- It's my understanding that this conference was primarily about type and typography, no?gramme
- I see JD being more relevant at an event that's more all-encompassing in the creative arts.gramme
- e.g. AIGA, etc.gramme
- I agree with you completely, its just that people have been talkin about him bein art or notdMullins
- SO I thought that's what your comment meant is all..dMullins
- Gotcha. Yeah I really don't care for that argument anymore. It's been done to death, you know?gramme
- Not to mention the fact that it's so deeply subjective, any objective reasons for/against become totally subsumed.gramme
The fact that Josh is able to maintain his own technique in a world that feels if you aren't always reinventing yourself you grow stale is admirable...
Did anyone notice that Joshua can't write proper sentences? Seems like he used one of his generative scripts to create that response.
PrayStation spent the last 2 hours reading ever last post...
*His head is going to explode
I still have the poster that Praystation did for Creative Review. teehee
Josh is a great guy but I don't know him.
(puts popcorn in microwave)
Artists in general are recognised for their style and technique.
To deride people for having a style and not changing is about as useful as teets on a boar.