27 December 2004

I'm not a doctor, but I play one on tv

Had a cool discussion this morning (I know - who would have thought these things could happen without a bottle of wine) about the similarities between the art world and the advertising world, and at what point advertising became an art and not just a service, and whether it really should be an art and not just a service.

Might have something to do with the latest book I'm reading, which opens with a bullet going through that cute fabric softener bear we all grew to love on TV a good few years back.

The parallel and/or balance between art's aesthetic and intellectual components, and advertising's creativity and effectiveness is interesting when you look closely at it.

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