- Lindsay Newland Bowker
- Stonington, ME
- United States
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Celebrating and Elevating “ common man “ through art, architecture and design : Who are your heroes?
In history, a few. enormously gifted in intellect, spirit and art/design have for some reason been called to, or chosen to, dedicate their lives of art and spirit to “we the people” ..to the common man and in so committing have elevated all, for all time.
Three who were my contemporaries are Milton Glaser whose images are ubiquitous in our lives, like his famous I heart NY; R. Buckminster Fuller famous for the dome but whose entire life was for “we the people”; and the delightful, fun, unique husband and wife team of Charles & Ray Eames known to millions of office workers through their beautiful, cheap ergonomic Herman Miller office furniture
Please provide one quote and a link to one image exemplary of the work of one designer, artist or architect committed to “we the people”, to the common man.
Here are the one quote/one image links for my three all time “common man” heroes:
Charles & Ray Eames
“Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. “ Charles Eames
R. Buckminster Fuller
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
"getting a device to do what we want doesn’t mean we’re clever, it means the design was wrong" (Milton Glaser).