Designers, A Whole Different Breed

October 29th, 2004 · 3 Comments · Education

Upon seeing this slide,
Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1485-86

a girl in my art history class yesterday said, just loudly enough for me to hear her:

“Hey! That’s the girl from Illustrator!”

Category: Education

3 Comments so far ↓

  • Zanne

    I kind of had a reverse moment of such when I heard Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” being used in a Carnival Cruise commercial. A song about heroin, being juxtaposed with smiling kiddies in pink inner tubes playing with happy parents. Association is a strange thing.

  • Amy

    That’s funny!

  • Micah

    Oh crap. Countless pieces of classical music “ruined” to the contemporary ear by commercial use (at Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet” overture: “oh yeah, it’s that cliched romantic song”), now the same thing with art works. No doubt, gobs of people have only ever seen Botticelli’s Venus as excerpted on the cover of the Adobe Illustrator box.

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