“The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t want to know that they’re doing that. That’s your job as a storyteller is to hide the fact that you’re making them work for their meal. We’re born problem solvers. We’re compelled to deduce and to deduct because that’s what we do in real life. It’s this well-organized absence of information that draws us in.”—
Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton in an altogether fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour exploring what makes a great story.
“Turns out that the numbers look quite good: If Submit creators were a publisher, they’d have been #3 among all those who publish through ComiXology in terms of quantity of titles, #6 in downloads and #10 in gross revenue. Submit creators published 1,007 one-shots and issues of ongoing series in the first year, with a total of over 47,000 pages of content.”—ComiXology Is Helping Indie Comics Publishers Go Digital | TIME.com
“We believe that abstraction, a movement away from realism but towards reality, is the ultimate form of engagement. We believe that to focus on the physical dimensions of design, to create a piece of design as a functional entity, as an object in itself, is the most social and political act a designer can perform.
That’s why we believe in color and form, type and spacing, paper and ink, space and time, object and function and, most of all, context and concept.”—
When Karel Martens began studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, “graphic design” did not even exist as its own course of study. Today he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers,…