The beautiful futility of art

by | Monday, February 22, 2010

Just came across this video about Milton Glaser. If you are interested in design you have to watch it for yourself. But here’s a quote that stayed with me:

The possibility for learning never disappears. Basically you have to admit you never learn it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0VPVbFY4Kg[/youtube]

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Academic novels

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Design book-review podcasts

Design book-review podcasts

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Games, claims, genres & learning

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Help me, find a story by Ursula Le Guin

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