An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
~ Henri Matisse
Teaching design, especially beginning design, I find myself continually correcting myself when I speak about the rules of design. Luckily, I listen as I speak and hear those words escape my lips and correct myself. “NO RULES, Guidelines… No rules.”
I never want my students to be imprisoned by rules… If designers were restricted by rules there would be no Milton Glaser, David Carson, Neville Brody, or Paula Scher.