Thursday, October 3, 2013

Art by Venn Diagrams

-By Lauren Panepinto

As a designer, I have a deep love of infographics, and I have an especially soft spot for Venn diagrams. Sometimes I think the interwebs is constructed of 60% cats 30% porn, and 10% venn diagrams. And here are some fantastic ones that specifically pertain to being a working artist. 

Some of the below are original, some are adapts of different venns I have found, and some are redesigns of pretty internet-famous ones. I apologize for not being able to credit where they originated, I tried, but sharing has obliterated the original credits. (Remember to watermark your images, folks!) The "being a successful freelancer" venn idea has been kicking around for some time, but was most recently the topic of a Neil Gaiman speech. The rest are bits and pieces of conversations I've had over and over again through the years. Enjoy!







14 comments:

  1. Fantastic !! -Some of them are frightfully true.

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  2. I'd say all of them are frightfully true! :)

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  4. I love these, I was just telling my boss at my design job that you can only have two from the good, cheap and fast categories and that since he was already getting everything cheap he could only pick one of the other two. (Don't worry, I'm nice too !)
    James Gardner Art

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  5. Printing these. Hanging them on my wall. Now.

    But I have one question: how does the crossover between "What You Love" and "What People Want" make you "frustrated and poor"? Is this because you're not good at what you love, therefore people won't buy? Hmm, now that I type that out loud, it makes sense ...

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    1. Because the area where the two meet, is very small. So the amount of stuff you love, that the public also loves, is just a fraction. And trying to make a living off of just a fraction, is frustrating and often not enough to survive on.

      Which is why a lot of freelancers have work that they don't love, but pays the bills.

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    2. Well, that there makes good sense too! Thanks, Tim.

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  6. great but the three categories for "Finding your craft/style" don't intersect for me. Does that mean none of those outcomes are possible for me? I'm not good at anything I love, No one wants what I'm good at, and i'm alone in loving what I love.

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    1. I think the idea is to practice until you get good at what you love. Ten thousand hour rule.

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  7. The "Good Fast Cheap" needs to be a t-shirt. For me to wear. All the time.

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    1. there's a lot of different versions of that floating around...i bet there IS a shirt...

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  8. These are great to hang in your office/ laptop stickers for when clients talk to you. You know, a little subliminal messaging.

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