Friday, April 20, 2012

The Source

Above a thank you card I designed for Red Cap Cards.

My Source of Inspiration, A spread from Bruno Munari's Zoo. Written and illustrated by Bruno Munari. 1963.

I believe it was Einstein who said "The key to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources". I do believe he's making an excellent point. All creative people ( All living beings!) are influenced by the world around them. I don't necessarily subscribe to the hiding of our sources part, why conceal the reality of creativity? The sources of inspiration in the universe are infinite, there is no need to be afraid of having someone else see your influences. There are plenty to be had! Let he who has not been influenced by another artist work cast the first stone :O)