January 24, 2009

New Episode of P. Craig Russell TV

This is my favorite episode so far. The part where he explains why he places a block of text off-center in a tier of white space instead of centering it...this is a man who thinks carefully about every single thing on his page and what it can do to convey meaning better.

And I love how forthright he is about crediting people he's stolen techniques from. It's my belief that a mature artist steals anything that works, while loudly crediting the people they stole from. The work is what matters, not your "originality." Telling people who you stole what from spreads the word about the artists who influence you, opens people's eyes to them, and in some cases accomplishes the nerd's greatest dream: to turn people on to your obsession.

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