Picasso was painting in the park one afternoon. A woman recognized the master, and wished to capitalize on her good fortune. She politely asked Picasso if he would please sketch her portrait, as she had so long admired his work. He agreed, and within five minutes, handed the woman a lovely portrait. “Thank you! Thank you!” the woman replied. “What do I owe you?” To which, Picasso replied, “That will be $5,000.” The woman, taken aback, said, “Five thousand dollors? But, it only took you five minutes!” “No, madam,” replied Picasso, “it has taken me all my life.”
And the reference to Paula Scher was for the citi brand. She drew it in the initial meeting within five minutes on a napkin. Genius. I couldn’t sell that if I tried.]]>
Beth – now that you mention it, that story does sound familiar. I suppose I had design on my mind this morning and not art.
Robbie – I hadn’t really consider that size of the sketch but that’s a good point. I’ll certainly be more conscious of that tomorrow when I pull out my pen and moleskin.
Steve – thanks, that’s probably where I did see it first…]]>
Picasso’s sitting in a park and a woman recognizes him and asks if he’ll draw her a picture. He doodles something and hands it back to her and says that will be $500. She said “What? That only took you a minute!” and he said “It took my entire life.”
(I’m sure it wasn’t $500, but it was some other astronomical sum probably in French currency.)]]>
I think the most important point here is that you actually do return to the first step (probably the best design in the first place).
How do you know it’s the best option if you haven’t fully explored other avenues?
Sometimes you just know, but that extra experimentation and lateral thinking can only heighten your conviction.
Would you agree?
Off-topic, are you aware of all the links below to various ‘buy drugs’ pages?]]>