GRAPHIC DESIGN AS CONCEPTUAL ART
This may seem a little presumptuous… but some of these posters—in my mind—should fall into the category of conceptual art, based upon standards and definitions set by notable fine art authorities. Text and images used in advertising wouldn’t necessary fall into a fine art category. But, as an artist, I’ll take the same liberty as Marcel Duchamp did with a urinal, or bike wheel in a stool; and declare that these posters are fine art and conceptual art. In fact I’ll defend THIS commentary to be the same. So put that in your MOMA pipe and smoke it.